Special Needs and Parents’ Rights

Q. May I remove my preschooler with special needs from school and educate him at home? Are there additional requirements? A. According to the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA), school districts must locate, identify, and evaluate children aged 3–22…

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Religious Exemption for Preschoolers

Q. I would like to seek a religious exemption for my three-year-old preschooler since, as a parent, I have been teaching him from birth. Can I send a letter to the school board for my child at any age?  …

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Finishing Strong

I realized the other day that, despite all of the interruptions this year, Mouse (my six-year-old girl) is about thirty lessons away from the end of her second-grade year. How encouraging in these end-of-the-year doldrum weeks when I feel like…

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Outdoing One Another in Love

by Kyndra Steinmann One of the hardest things to teach children (or remember ourselves) is that love isn’t a quid-pro-quo thing. Frequently, we interpret the “Golden Rule” as “We should only be as nice to others as they are to…

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Seven Million Whys

by Kyndra Steinmann Some days, the questions and speculations start before my first cup of tea!   Buggle seems to set himself engineering problems in his sleep, and Bull is in the categorization phase.  Every morning, he wants to know:…

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Are You Being Kind?

by Kyndra Steinmann It seems some days the squabbles come every five minutes! The peace of the backyard is shattered by shrieks and cries which rapidly invade the house. “Mommy, he…!” “But she….” “You’re lying!” “No, you are!”   Now,…

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What To Do with Your Preschooler

By Vicki Bentley, www.everydayhomemaking.com A young mom writes: I’m new at homeschooling – I have 2-year-old twins. I want to teach them and get them ready for preschool. Please send me info to help me start off on the right foot. Another…

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Beginning with a Preschooler

Q. I am thinking about homeschooling my preschooler. Can you recommend any resources? This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers! A. The…

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