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***NEW & PROSPECTIVE HOMESCHOOLER SUPPORT**

This newsletter is chock full of basic information for those families who will be new (or are new) to homeschooling for the 2018-2019 school year. Read the full newsletter here.

News Conference at the North Steps of the Capitol

Educational decline: Homeschooling surges as parents seek safer option for children

Violence and bullying a drive force but school shootings tip the balance for many Excerpt: ““I’m required by law to place my kids in a public school or private or homeschool, BUT THE STATE IS NOT ACCOUNTABLE IN TERMS OF THE SAFETY OF THESE CHILDREN,” said Mr. Lambert. “So we get lots of calls from […]

The Socialization Homeschooled Kids Don’t Get

Excerpt: “I remember how friendship groups work, especially amongst girls. How cliques are formed. How it’s not cool to talk to the younger kid over the fence when you’ve got your school friend over. I remember how we played with power and exclusion. I gently enquire and check she’s ok. And she is. My strong […]

Homeschooled Girl with Four College Degrees

Savannah Dawson, Carroll resident graduating McDaniel with four degrees, used lessons from homeschooling, life on a farm to find success Excerpt: “Farraris said he can see how someone like her could come out with four degrees, because she was so dedicated. Every class, she was there, and always worked well with other students. Growing up […]

Is School Driving Kids Literally Crazy?

The American Psychological Association found that teens are more stressed than adults. by Kerry McDonald 5/16/2017 May can be a particularly dangerous month for schoolchildren. According to 13 years of recent data collected on mental health emergency room visits at Connecticut Children’s Mental Health Center in Hartford, May typically has the most. Under Pressure Boston College psychology professor, Peter […]

Is School Driving Kids Literally Crazy?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 The American Psychological Association found that teens are more stressed than adults.  by Kerry McDonald Excerpt: “Dr. Gray concludes: “The available evidence suggests quite strongly that school is bad for children’s mental health. Of course, it’s bad for their physical health, too; nature did not design children to be cooped up all day at […]

Florida Supermom Homeschools 16 Children

Sure, it’s true that most people aren’t going to take on such a large commitment. But, for those for whom it works, it’s a beautiful story to behold. This dedicated family enjoys their organized homeschool lifestyle as a very large family, indeed! Read the full story here

LEGISLATIVE HOMESCHOOL INFO FORUM – WE WANT YOUR PRESENCE AT THE CAPITOL!

The CT Legislature Children’s Committee Co-Chair Diana Urban, decided to hold what is termed “A Public Information Forum” on “homeschooling and communication” on April 26 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm in Room 1B of the Legislative Office Building. Certain people were invited to speak at the forum, by invitation only, although the event will […]

CHN NEWSLETTER – HOMESCHOOLING TEENS

This newsletter is dedicated to families of homeschooling teens. Please share it with your homeschool friends and groups.