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When you homeschool, your family naturally spends more time together. And, more time together means more opportunities for conflict. But according to Dr. Steve Duvall (HSLDA Research Director), homeschooling can actually help alleviate sibling rivalries and conflicts!. In this episode of Homeschool Talks, join Dr. Duvall and Jim Mason (HSLDA Presid…
 
It all started with an old DV camera and CGI lightsabers. As a kid, Jake Bartlett’s parents were excited about his interests and encouraged him in his desire to learn motion design and videography. Now, he teaches motion design to his 100,000+ YouTube subscribers! Join Daniel Heffington from Generation Joshua for a conversation with this homeschool…
 
Learning starts with curiosity and a sense of wonder. Approaching new things with a beginner’s mindset piques your interest and sparks your enthusiasm. Join this conversation between Jim Mason (HSLDA President) and Nicole Jackson (environmental educator and birder) on how a parent and child working together presents the opportunity to learn and gro…
 
Homeschool graduate Ben Porteous was a student at Harvard University when Harvard Magazine published an article calling for a ban on homeschooling—a shocking idea from a school that has historically welcomed homeschool graduates. Join Jim Mason (HSLDA President) and Ben as they discuss Ben’s experience as a homeschool graduate attending the elite u…
 
Handling animosity with a cool head can be extremely challenging—but it can also provide the opportunity for powerful change. Join Jim Mason (HSLDA President) and Claire Hungar, a homeschool graduate and a student at Yale Law School, as they discuss her experience with facing extreme opposition and hostility—specifically at a lecture event that she…
 
What is virtue, and why is it important? Join Jim Mason (HSLDA President) and Mike Schutt (Worldview Academy Executive Director) as they tackle difficult questions about foundational topics. They discuss the importance of developing a concrete worldview based on transcendent values while also examining the trendy alternatives. “Working with high sc…
 
What makes a good story? And what role does storytelling play in journalism? In this episode, HSLDA President Jim Mason talks with Dr. Les Sillars (Patrick Henry College Professor of Journalism) and Emma Perley (a journalism student at Patrick Henry College) about the creation of Doubletake, a new student-run podcast produced in collaboration with …
 
When your family encounters difficult mental and emotional hurdles, homeschooling can give you the flexibility to step back and recalibrate. Join Sandra Kim (HSLDA Media Relations Director) and Carla Fuller (HSLDA Educational Consultant) for a conversation about how to recognize mental health issues in your family and how to leverage the flexibilit…
 
Are you a homeschool dad looking for encouragement and support? Join HSLDA President Jim Mason and blogger Robert Macias as they discuss homeschooling from a dad’s perspective. Robert shares some of his homeschooling experiences, as well as how he started a blog to help other homeschooling families navigate the early days of homeschooling. “My wife…
 
Are you thinking about switching from public school to homeschooling? How do you know if homeschooling is a good fit for your family? Join Sandra Kim (HSLDA Media Relations Manager) and Kristy Horner (HSLDA Educational Consultants Program Manager), both homeschooling moms, as they examine common questions and concerns about homeschooling. Sandra an…
 
Imagine you are the President of the United States embroiled in a stand-off with a rival global superpower. What would you do? In this episode of Homeschool Talks, Jim Mason (HSLDA President) and Joel Grewe (HSLDA Action Executive Director) discuss how Generation Joshua, HSLDA Action’s teen civics program, gives high school students the opportunity…
 
Are you looking for a substantive and comprehensive economics course for your homeschooled high school student? Join HSLDA President Jim Mason in a conversation with economist, writer, and educator David Bahnsen. Bahnsen is the founder of the Bahnsen Group, a national private wealth management firm. In this discussion, David highlights the need for…
 
Are you wondering how to ignite your child’s love for learning? Kids are naturally curious, and homeschooling offers an amazing opportunity to foster your child’s individual curiosity. Join Sandra Kim (HSLDA Media Relations Director) and LaNissir James (HSLDA Educational Consultant) for this episode as they share how homeschooling can make learning…
 
Homeschooling isn’t all about academics–it can be a chance to help your kids build all kinds of skills: executive functioning, social ability, conflict resolution, and more! Join homeschool moms Sandra Kim (HSLDA Media Relations Director) and Heather Frommack (HSLDA Director of Outreach & Educational Consultants) to learn how homeschooling is an op…
 
Are you curious if homeschooling is a good fit for your family? Join Sandra Kim (HSLDA’s Media Relations Director and homeschool mom) and Kelly Edwards (from 90-Minute School Day) for a conversation about one of the gifts that comes with the homeschooling lifestyle: more family time! They’ll discuss how homeschooling doesn’t have to mirror a tradit…
 
Are you a military homeschool family looking for a support group? In this episode, Natalie Mack (HSLDA Military Outreach Coordinator) and Darren Jones (HSLDA Group Services Director) discuss the importance of joining a support group as a military homeschool family, as well as how HSLDA can help you get connected! Stay tuned for these upcoming topic…
 
Have you ever watched a Blimey Cow video on YouTube? Join Generation Joshua’s Deputy Director Jeremiah Lorrig in a fascinating conversation with Blimey Cow co-founder Josh Taylor as they discuss the emergence of the hugely popular Blimey Cow YouTube channel and the homeschool roots that contributed to its success. Josh also reveals exciting details…
 
Do you want your homeschool group to be more welcoming for families with special needs? Join Darren Jones (HSLDA Director of Group Services), Faith Berens (HSLDA Special Needs Consultant), and Peggy Ployhar (SPED Homeschool Founder/CEO) for inspiring ideas and encouraging approaches to creating an inviting and supportive environment for families wi…
 
Do you have questions about homeschooling a child with special needs? Join HSLDA Special Needs Consultants and homeschooling moms Rochelle Matthews-Somerville, PhD, and Cheri Kay Sessions for a Q&A episode! They’ll cover topics like: Accessibility software/programs for students with disabilities Resources for homeschooling a child with dyslexia Hel…
 
Do you have any questions about homeschooling 6th–8th grade? Join HSLDA Educational Consultants LaNissir James and Carla Fuller for a Q&A episode all about the middle school years! As veteran homeschool moms, LaNissir and Carla help answer parents’ most-asked questions, like: What kind of testing should I do for my middle schooler? I’m feeling stuc…
 
Do you have any questions about homeschooling Pre-K through 5th grade? Join HSLDA Educational Consultants Vicki Bentley and Krisa Winn for a Q&A episode all about homeschooling in the early years. As homeschool veterans, Vicki and Krisa help answer your most-asked questions, offering encouragement and practical tips for your journey! “It seems like…
 
Join HSLDA Vice President Jim Mason and HSLDA Educational Consultant Anita Gibson as they discuss a chapter Anita has written in Homeschooling Black Children in the U.S., a recently published anthology that provides contemporary perspectives on black homeschooling. Anita unpacks the chapter and offers heartfelt wisdom and encouragement for homescho…
 
Get your big tub of LEGO bricks out of the attic for this one! Join HSLDA Vice President Jim Mason in a conversation with LEGO Masters Season 2 winners Mark and Steven Erickson. Mark and Steven explain how they managed to make careers out of playing with LEGO bricks, and homeschooling how contributed to their success.…
 
Join HSLDA Vice President Jim Mason and HSLDA Director of Research Dr. Steven Duvall for a conversation about a recent study regarding homeschool students. As a licensed school psychologist and consultant for homeschooling families, Dr. Duvall brings context to the researchers’ findings, criticizing and elevating various aspects of the study. “In m…
 
How do we use technology wisely in a tech-obsessed world? Join HSLDA Vice President Jim Mason in a conversation with father-daughter duo Andy and Amy Crouch about their book My Tech-Wise Life: Growing Up and Making Choices in a World of Devices. As a college student, Amy provides a refreshing perspective on issues surrounding social media and digit…
 
Introducing the new president of ParentalRights.org, Will Estrada! Join HSLDA Vice President Jim Mason in a conversation with Will about the mission of ParentalRights.org and the importance of defending parents’ primary role in raising and educating their children. “Now is a time that our country and everyone, regardless of their political backgrou…
 
What are the legal and practical implications of remote education programs offered by the public schools, and how do they differ from private homeschooling? Join HSLDA Vice President Jim Mason and HSLDA Staff Attorney Tj Schmidt as they clear up various misunderstandings surrounding these remote education programs. “As the parents, we have the oppo…
 
Have a child who loves to tinker or always seems to have some experiment running? Join Carol Becker (HSLDA High School consultant) and Michelle Moody from The Homeschool Scientist for a great discussion on incorporating science, technology, engineering, and math into your homeschool.By HSLDA
 
How is homeschooling different now than in the early days, and what lessons can different generations of homeschooling parents learn from one another? Today on Homeschool Talks, join HSLDA Vice President Jim Mason for Part 2 of a conversation with author, speaker, and homeschooling pioneer Zan Tyler.…
 
What was it like to homeschool before this educational choice was accepted as legal? Today on Homeschool Talks, join HSLDA Vice President Jim Mason for Part 1 of a conversation with author, speaker, and homeschooling pioneer Zan Tyler. In this episode, Zan tells the story of her completely unexpected, but integral role in the early movement for hom…
 
Is your homeschool student interested in starting a business? Join Jeremiah Lorrig (Deputy Director of Generation Joshua) and Russell York (CEO of Cosmo Technologies) for a conversation about entrepreneurship and Russell’s own experience as a homeschool grad who co-founded a tech company.By HSLDA
 
Join Jim Mason (HSLDA Vice President of Litigation and Development) as he chats with Wil and Meeke Addison of American Family Radio about their homeschool journey. They’ll discuss common misconceptions about homeschooling, hot-button cultural issues relating to education, and how Wil and Meeke went from being college campus missionaries to radio sh…
 
Join Jim Mason (HSLDA Vice President of Litigation and Development) and education professor Cheryl Fields-Smith for a conversation about the emergence of homeschooling in the black community. Their interview covers some common reasons black families are choosing to homeschool, Dr. Fields-Smith’s work researching stories of black homeschoolers, and …
 
Join Heather Frommack (HSLDA Director of Outreach and Educational Consulting) and Amy Milcic (blogger and homeschool mom) for a conversation full of ideas and encouragement for moms with active little ones. They’ll share some great resources and tips so you can walk away inspired to help your wiggly kids love learning. “It's OK to think outside the…
 
Are you homeschooling while serving in the military or as a military spouse? Join Natalie Mack (HSLDA Educational Consultant) and Heather Everett, homeschool mom and military spouse, for a conversation all about success strategies for homeschooling as a military family. “Every duty station that we go to, God has something for us there. And no matte…
 
Join Heather Frommack (HSLDA Director of Outreach and Educational Consulting) and author Missy Andrews as they discuss some of their own experiences as homeschool moms. They’ll share some practical encouragement and advice for other parents whose identity may be wrapped up in their child’s performance in homeschool. “Well, one thing to ask yourself…
 
Join HSLDA High School Consultant LaNissir James and Lillie Schmidt from HSLDA Online Academy for a conversation all about homeschooling through high school. LaNissir and Lillie will discuss what parents can look forward to in high school and share some success stories that will encourage and inspire you! “Something I loved about being homeschooled…
 
Homeschooling boys can be a challenge—especially once they hit those teenage years. But it can also be a ton of fun! Join HSLDA High School Consultant LaNissir James as she chats with author, blogger, and speaker Monica Swanson about homeschooling teenage boys. They’ll cover topics like boundaries and freedom, following your teen’s interests, and h…
 
Are you looking for a positive and empowering U.S. history curriculum that’s completely free? In this episode of Homeschool Talks, HSLDA Vice President Jim Mason talks with Robert Woodson, founder of the 1776 Unites curriculum. They discuss why Robert decided to create the curriculum, what it can offer for homeschooling families, and more!…
 
How can we teach U.S. history in a way that celebrates our heritage, acknowledges our flaws, and gives us hope for the future? Today on Homeschool Talks, HSLDA Vice President Jim Mason talks with Dr. Wilfred McClay, a history professor at Hillsdale College and author of Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story.…
 
Are you worried that homeschooling might limit your student’s opportunities for sports? Join HSLDA President Mike Smith, Jeff Roberts (president of the Homeschool World Series Association) and HWSA Alumni Micah Davis for a great conversation all about baseball options for homeschoolers!By HSLDA
 
Do you have questions about homeschooling a child with special needs? Join HSLDA Special Needs Consultants, Rochelle Matthews-Somerville and Krisa Winn as they help answer your questions as well as offer encouragement and practical tips on your homeschool journey! Questions covered include: -- How do I create a Student Education Plan (SEP) for my c…
 
Do you have questions about homeschooling through high school? Join Anita Gibson and Carol Becker, HSLDA High School Consultants, as they answer your questions as well as offer encouragement and practical tips for your homeschool journey! Questions covered include: -- How do you prepare high school transcripts? -- What are the pros and cons of usin…
 
Got questions about homeschooling in middle school? Join Heather Frommack (HSLDA Director of Outreach and Consulting Services) and Natalie Mack (High School Consultant) as they answer questions about homeschooling in 6th through 8th grade. Questions covered include: -- How do you choose a curriculum without becoming overwhelmed? -- What is the diff…
 
Got questions about homeschooling in the early years? Join Rochelle Matthews-Somerville (HSLDA High School and Special Needs Consultant) and Krisa Winn (HSLDA Special Needs Consultant) as they answer questions about homeschooling in Pre-K through 5th grade. Questions covered include: -- Should I hold my kid back a grade? What about skipping grades?…
 
If you are a military spouse or parent and are also homeschooling your children, you know there are unique challenges to relocating your family when duty calls. Join Natalie Mack and Beverly Jacobson (retired Air Force wife, Trisomy Advocate, and mom to nine) for a conversation about finding connection even through the ups and downs of relocating a…
 
When you think about parenting teens, are “confidence” and “joy” words that come to mind? Join Faith Berens (HSLDA Special Needs Consultant) and Connie Albers (speaker and author of Parenting Beyond the Rules: Raising Teens with Confidence and Joy!) for an encouraging conversation about parenting teens in today’s world. They will discuss some of th…
 
On this week’s episode of Homeschool Talks, Join Jim Mason (HSLDA Vice President of Litigation and Development) and Peter Gray, Ph.D. (Professor at Boston College, Author, and founding member of the nonprofit Let Grow) for a conversation about Dr. Gray’s study on how families are doing after this past year.…
 
On this week’s episode of Homeschool Talks, join Faith Berens and Marianne Sunderland for a conversation about homeschooling children with dyslexia. They’ll discuss Marianne’s experiences as a dyslexia advocate and homeschool mom of 8 (7 with dyslexia), how to have a growth mindset, when and how to get help for your kids, and more!…
 
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