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2022 Commencement Registration Information for Graduates & Parents!

2022 Homeschool New York Commencement Registration Information is now available for graduates and parents!

By |January 24th, 2022|LEAH Commencements, LEAH Conferences, LEAH News, Our Blog|Comments Off on 2022 Commencement Registration Information for Graduates & Parents!
  • Ten Easy Steps Make STRESS-LESS Holidays Ten Easy Steps Make STRESS-LESS Holidays

    Ten Easy Steps Make STRESS-LESS Holidays

Ten Easy Steps Make STRESS-LESS Holidays

Author: Marilyn Rockett Published in: AHEAD Blog Published on: Dec. 18, 2013 A homeschooling mother has more to do on most days than almost any human on the planet must accomplish. Then the holidays arrive! Disorganization adds stress and frustration to what should be a happy time. Perhaps these ten principles will help you “stress less” as you celebrate this joyous season. See God’s Perspective: In the bustle of life, we forget to see things from God’s perspective. Focus on people rather than on all the things you think you have to do. Stress steals the joy of the season from you and your family. Take Time to Plan: Ecclesiastes 8:5b-6a tells us that a wise heart knows the proper time and procedure for everything. Ask the Lord what you should do this season, and take time to reflect on wise plans. Write down what you want to accomplish during the holiday, and plan to do those things. Reevaluate Your Plans: When you see that a particular plan or activity is not working well, reevaluate for changes. It is prudent to change plans when they are not serving the intended purpose. An old proverb says, “A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.” Continual reevaluation will help you enjoy the holiday. Establish Priorities: Prioritize as you make plans. You probably don’t have time to do everything you want to do, so wisely choose those activities that bring a peaceful celebration time. Ask your family which holiday activities they enjoy best. Which things […]

By |November 29th, 2021|LEAH News|Comments Off on Ten Easy Steps Make STRESS-LESS Holidays
  • What Will Homeschooling Be Like in 22 Years? What Will Homeschooling Be Like in 22 Years?

    What Will Homeschooling Be Like in 22 Years?

What Will Homeschooling Be Like in 22 Years?

Author: Bruce Eagleson Published in: CHAP Magazine Published on: Jul. 5, 2007 What Will the Next Twenty-Two Years Bring? Mary Ann and I have been home educating for twenty-two years. We have seen a lot of changes in homeschooling over those twenty-two years. One notable change has been the response we get when people find out that we homeschool. In the early years, the nearly universal response was, “Is that legal?” Now, the common response is “I could never do that!” Another change is the choice of curricular materials. The first CHAP convention we  attended was the second annual meeting in 1986. As I recall, there were about twenty vendor booths. This year, the CHAP convention had over 380 booths. There are so many choices now that it makes deciding what to do much harder than it used to be. This reminiscing led me to speculate about what homeschooling will be like twenty-two years from now. What will we be doing then? What role, if any, will state organizations have in the future? Will parents still be the deciding factor in homeschooling? First, I’d like to share some guesses about what primary and secondary education will look like in twenty-two more years. I suspect that the lines between homeschool, private schools and public schools will continue to blur. It seems likely that private schools will reach out to homeschoolers and offer classes on a one by one basis. I believe that some of the homeschool co-ops will also continue to expand the […]

By |November 5th, 2021|LEAH News, Our Blog|Comments Off on What Will Homeschooling Be Like in 22 Years?

Unstoppable 2021

We are pleased to announce that we are an affiliate of the Homeschooling With Confidence – Unstoppable 2021 Conference June 9 – 11!  This is a free, fully immersive online event that lets you experience relevant workshops with winning speakers and homeschoolers, all while gaining wisdom and coaching from some of the best homeschool influencers today. There are two upgrades available from the free registration that give you access to the recorded sessions, invitations to special conference events, and even special gifts shipped to your home! The Conference is packed with industry-leading experts who aren’t just great speakers; they are homeschoolers who have been in your shoes! Each talk comes with real-life experience and easy-to-implement tips for immediate success in your homeschooling journey! This is a free, UNIQUE (really!), virtual event that can transform your homeschool experience. Register now for an event that will Encourage you in your homeschool journey Equip you for the road ahead Simplify your homeschool plan Immerse yourself in a FREE, unique virtual conference unlike anything you’ve ever experienced! A one-of-a-kind platform allows you to interact with speakers and other attendees online to get the connection and information you need to transform your homeschool. Click HERE to REGISTER FREE now, and mark your calendars for June 9 to 11!

By |May 31st, 2021|Alerts, LEAH Conferences, LEAH News, Our Blog|Comments Off on Unstoppable 2021

IEW Sponsored Writing Contest

Great chance to hone your writing skills and win some $$$!

By |April 24th, 2021|Alerts, LEAH News|Comments Off on IEW Sponsored Writing Contest

2021 Virtual Legislative Day

Great opportunity to meet with Legislators and make a positive impact for homeschooling!

By |March 22nd, 2021|LEAH Conferences, LEAH News, Our Blog|Comments Off on 2021 Virtual Legislative Day

Regents’ Amendment Clarification

How to help your local district understand the change…

By |June 24th, 2020|Alerts, LEAH News, Our Blog|Comments Off on Regents’ Amendment Clarification

Harvard Summit Update

Ironically, the more homeschooling becomes a choice that more people make, the opposition grows too. In early spring, we notified our followers of the Harvard Homeschool Summit that would be held on June 18, sponsored by the Harvard school of law. It featured law professors, and representatives of other organizations, all who want to see tighter restrictions and more oversight for homeschooling parents-yes even in NY! There has been a tremendous amount of pushback against this one-sided,  “invitation only” event. By now, one only needs to do a casual search to find the myriad articles, editorials, and Facebook posts decrying this governmental authoritarian approach to education and parenting. (here, here, here and here just for starters) As of May 1, this event was postponed due to the pandemic, but we know that this will not be the end of these kinds of threats to homeschooling freedom. HomeschoolNewYork / LEAH has been aware of the organizers of this summit, and others attached to it for a long time. In fact, one of the Summit’s participants, a certain coalition that claims to be in favor of responsible home education, is now using a survey to gather statistics on homeschoolers under the guise of providing resources. Of course they are doing it at a time when the lines are blurred between who was already a homeschooler, and who is overseeing home instruction while schools are closed nationwide. To use information from a survey of people who would not have identified as homeschoolers just […]

By |May 3rd, 2020|Alerts, LEAH News, Our Blog|Comments Off on Harvard Summit Update

Covid-19 Update 3/22/20

These are challenging times for sure, but such a great opportunity…

By |March 22nd, 2020|Alerts, LEAH News, Our Blog|Comments Off on Covid-19 Update 3/22/20

Online Homeschool Conference Opportunity!

Free for a limited time…

By |March 21st, 2020|LEAH Conferences, LEAH News, Our Blog|Comments Off on Online Homeschool Conference Opportunity!