Monthly Archives: June 2013


Conference Video Highlight: “Live on Stage” with Dr. S.M. Davis

One of the great moments at the 2013 Christian Heritage Conference was the exciting "Live on Stage" radio interview with Dr. S. M. Davis, and Christian Heritage OnAir host, Dr. Thomas Lamar. The excitement is certainly worth reliving; but, more importantly, we hope you take a moment to "get a refresher" on Dr. Davis' challenge to walks diligently beside your children - each step of the way.

Here's the video clip (the live video starts about 30 seconds into the clip).

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Optionless

family

Many years ago, my parents made a radical decision to keep their children home with them—no daycare, no preschool, no kindergarten, no elementary school, no middle school, no junior high, and no high school. Their brave decision then will change generations for centuries, because each one of my siblings and I are equally committed to homeschooling our children, should the Lord so bless us.

Academically

The reasons for my personal decision to homeschool future children are myriad. I could tell you about my academic experience—how I never scored below 90% on an achievement test, or how I was reading the Little House on the Prairie series as a five year-old, or how I scored in the 96th percentile on my SAT, or how I had the freedom to compose novels and practice piano and violin to my heart’s content. I could defend my socialization skills, my diploma, my lack of interest in the prom, and the legality of it all. I could remind you that I learned Spanish, I had science labs, and I took tests like everyone else. No, I didn’t sleep in or do school in my pajamas—I woke up between five-thirty and six every morning with every fifteen minutes of my day scheduled on a piece of paper.

But, when it comes right down to it, I’m not going to homeschool my children for superior test scores or geeky bragging rights. My children will meet the state requirements and they will learn reading, writing, arithmetic, and beyond. Perhaps they will exceed requirements and soar above average percentile scores. (On average, the approximately 1.5 million homeschoolers in the United States consistently score in the 80th percentile, compared to their public school counterparts who come in at the 50th percentile [1].) That’s just a bonus, though. (more…)

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by BlogManager12
June 10, 2013
Homeschooling, Resources
 

Win a Set from the Seasons of Discipleship Collection!

CH-Collect_2_covThe Seasons of Discipleship Collection is a series of eleven sets of cds from past conferences--organized by topic!  This collection is a treasure trove of resources that covers topics from Godly Parenting and Family Relationships to Getting a Great Start to Moving Forward Into Adulthood.   You'll learn from speakers like Voddie Baucham, Geoffrey Botkin, and Scott and Deborah Brown.  You'll also benefit from the useful topical organization of the sets!

We are thrilled to be able to give away a free download of a set from the collection this month to three of you!  Simply use the widget below to enter to win.

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