HSLDA Educational Consultants

HSLDA Educational Consultants We, HSLDA's Educational Consultants, love to equip and encourage parents just like you on your homeschooling journey!
Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to choose the educational environment and method that they believe will best help each of their children thrive. Through annual memberships and generous donations, HSLDA is tens of thousands families united together, providing a strong voice for homeschooling whenever and wherever needed.
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Finishing the Year: An Encouraging Perspective for Parents of Teens Got teens? Homeschooling high school can be challeng...
05/15/2019

Finishing the Year: An Encouraging Perspective for Parents of Teens
Got teens? Homeschooling high school can be challenging, can't it? Refocus on the important, refresh your inner spirit, and restore your positive attitude with these suggestions for keeping things in p-e-r-s-p-e-c-t-i-v-e. https://hslda.org/content/highschool/Newsletters/2016/June.asp

HSLDA Educational Consultants
05/15/2019

HSLDA Educational Consultants

We’re partnering with LEAH and you’re invited!!

Homeschool Idaho
05/14/2019

Homeschool Idaho

Homeschool friends: If you don't already follow the HSLDA Consultants page, I encourage you to check it out!
05/14/2019

Homeschool friends: If you don't already follow the HSLDA Consultants page, I encourage you to check it out!

It seems like just last week we were writing up fall lesson plans, scheduling a few field trips, and organizing the bookshelves . . . Wow--where did the year go? This week, we've got a few tips to encourage and equip you to finish out the year strong. So check back each day! (Even better--set your Notifications to get all our posts so you don't miss a thing!)

And as always, we are here to help HSLDA members with any questions about finalizing that recordkeeping, grading, planning—or homeschooling in general—as you approach this year's finish line!

9 Ideas for Saving Children's Artwork.  Does the artwork just keep multiplying around your house? These creative ways of...
05/14/2019
9 Ideas for Children's Artwork -

9 Ideas for Saving Children's Artwork. Does the artwork just keep multiplying around your house? These creative ways of curating all those collections of art projects and other hard-to-file artifacts will help you keep the memories while staying organized. http://everydayhomemaking.com/9-ideas-childrens-artwork/

  All those art projects and other hard-to-file artifacts . . . If your child is older than two, you’ve probably figured out that the artwork just keeps multiplying. Between Continue reading

We’re partnering with LEAH and you’re invited!!
05/14/2019

We’re partnering with LEAH and you’re invited!!

5 Tips for Finishing Your Homeschool Year Strong:  Whether you're raring to go for another few months, or you are draggi...
05/14/2019
5 Tips for Finishing Your Homeschool Year Strong

5 Tips for Finishing Your Homeschool Year Strong:
Whether you're raring to go for another few months, or you are dragging to that end-of-year finish line, here are a few tips to help you confidently close out this year's adventures. https://blog.hslda.org/2018/05/15/5-tips-for-finishing-your-homeschool-year-strong/

It seems like just last week you were writing up those lesson plans for the fall, planning a few field trips, organizing the bookshelves, and suddenly . . . the year has gone by! Where did the time…

It seems like just last week we were writing up fall lesson plans, scheduling a few field trips, and organizing the book...
05/14/2019

It seems like just last week we were writing up fall lesson plans, scheduling a few field trips, and organizing the bookshelves . . . Wow--where did the year go? This week, we've got a few tips to encourage and equip you to finish out the year strong. So check back each day! (Even better--set your Notifications to get all our posts so you don't miss a thing!)

And as always, we are here to help HSLDA members with any questions about finalizing that recordkeeping, grading, planning—or homeschooling in general—as you approach this year's finish line!

Sharing this wisdom from one of my favorite podcasts.(and encouragers). If you haven't gotten your daily dose of Todd Wi...
05/14/2019

Sharing this wisdom from one of my favorite podcasts.(and encouragers). If you haven't gotten your daily dose of Todd Wilson on either The Smiling Homeschooler or The Familyman Show, you're missing out!

https://thesmilinghomeschooler.com/podcast/
https://familymanweb.com/the-familyman-show/

Put in your earbuds while the kids do their quiet study and enjoy!

We loved this quote! You are teaching your children what really matters each and every day!

05/14/2019
HSLDA

HSLDA

We love serving, supporting, and encouraging the homeschooling community! Here are some of the ways that membership can benefit families >> https://membership.hslda.org/

Moms, you’re our heroes! We hope you’ve enjoyed your day!
05/12/2019

Moms, you’re our heroes! We hope you’ve enjoyed your day!

How are you going to "treat" yourself this week?
05/09/2019

How are you going to "treat" yourself this week?

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week #HSMama!!!

"Mommas, we expect so much of our children, don't we? We forget sometimes that they are human, too, and are subject to t...
05/09/2019

"Mommas, we expect so much of our children, don't we? We forget sometimes that they are human, too, and are subject to times when they don't want to do another page of schoolwork, or another chore, or when they just have a bad attitude about something because of something else beyond their control. And it can be tiring for us to feel like we are *constantly* molding and reshaping our children's little characters so that they turn out "right." Sometimes we grumble or say something critical about our children, because we're tired. Because we're not perfect and we want them to be perfect for us.

So instead of being negative, in honor of Mother's Day,
TELL ME WHY YOUR CHILDREN ARE *AWESOME*
despite those things we sometimes grumble about. Do you have a teen who consistently takes out the trash without being asked? Do you have a youngster who is an amazing artist and who gifts others with that art? Do you have an internally motivated, diligent student who can plow through even the less interesting schoolwork? Tell me in the comments, the go tell your kid!❤️"

(from member/friend Jennifer, used with permission)

Anybody else feeling "spring fever"?
05/09/2019

Anybody else feeling "spring fever"?

Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness month? We’ll be sharing resources to help equip you to teach your children...
05/09/2019
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Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness month? We’ll be sharing resources to help equip you to teach your children how to understand mental illness.

You don’t have to be a super hero to have super skills to help a friend in need. Check out these 7 super skills from the National Council and download the infographic to share with your network. http://bit.ly/1VU9KKI #MentalHealthMonth #BH365

05/09/2019
It's almost vacation time, and when it comes to traveling with kiddos on the spectrum, there's no such thing as being to...
05/07/2019
Traveling with Autism

It's almost vacation time, and when it comes to traveling with kiddos on the spectrum, there's no such thing as being too prepared.

Check out these tips to make things go as smooth as possible so everyone in your family can enjoy traveling! https://www.thezebra.com/traveling-autism/

Traveling is a bit more complicated when you have a child on the autism spectrum, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. With some advance planning and a good safety strategy, you can make transitions and time in transit a lot more manageable.

You'll have a chance to catch up to Vicki Bentley at MATCHE on May 17th, 2019 at the Bitterroot Homeschool Conference in...
05/06/2019
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You'll have a chance to catch up to Vicki Bentley at MATCHE on May 17th, 2019 at the Bitterroot Homeschool Conference in Montana!

For details, look @ https://www.matcheonline.com/

I love this realistic, casual approach to homeschooling!  Do what works for your family! Thanks for sharing Mrs. Jones! ...
05/06/2019
HSLDA Blog

I love this realistic, casual approach to homeschooling! Do what works for your family! Thanks for sharing Mrs. Jones!

What does a typical homeschool day look like in your house? We'd love to know!

What does a typical homeschool day look like in your family? Share below! >> http://ow.ly/zOWt30oCoYP

As you look ahead to next year, consider...
05/06/2019

As you look ahead to next year, consider...

You often see us together, but did you know we're IRL friends and so are our children?What relationships outside of your...
05/04/2019

You often see us together, but did you know we're IRL friends and so are our children?

What relationships outside of your family are you grateful for?

Join Special Needs Consultant Krisa Winn for your dose of encouragement, guidance and practical tips as she helps parent...
05/04/2019

Join Special Needs Consultant Krisa Winn for your dose of encouragement, guidance and practical tips as she helps parents figure out if they really are on the right track and how to really work through the nuts and bolts of being successful at homeschooling!

HSLDA Attorney Scott Woodruff will also be helping families to better understand Iowa laws and more in 3 unique workshops you won't want to miss:
*Homeschooling with Confidence: Understanding Iowa Homeschool Law
*Keeping Your Family Safe During a Child Abuse or Neglect Investigation: Simple Strategies that Work –
*“Don’t Judge Me!” A Lesson from the Front Line of Parenting

2019 HOMESCHOOL IOWA CONFERENCE
JUNE 6-8, 2019
VALLEY CHURCH & COMMUNITY CENTER, WEST DES MOINES
You'll sink your roots deep into inspiring sources of encouragement and motivation for your homeschool adventures at the 2019 Homeschool Iowa Conference! https://homeschooliowa.org/conference/%20https:/www.facebook.com/HomeschoolIowa/

Are you looking forward to the weekend as much as we are? What’s on your agenda? Enjoy that family time and have a gre...
05/04/2019

Are you looking forward to the weekend as much as we are? What’s on your agenda?

Enjoy that family time and have a great weekend!

If you're looking for a great way to spend a few days, why not consider Teach Them Diligently in Columbus, Ohio May 30-J...
05/03/2019
Ohio Homeschool Convention | Homeschooling In Ohio

If you're looking for a great way to spend a few days, why not consider Teach Them Diligently in Columbus, Ohio May 30-June 1st?

Be sure to find Vicki Bentley for not just one, but four fantastic workshops to help you do a little bit of everything better in your homeschool! Chores? Organizing? Lesson Plans? Budgets? Yep! She'll cover it all and you'll be inspired and entertained! https://teachthemdiligently.net/speakers/vicki-bentley/

05/03/2019
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If you speak Spanish, you will enjoy listening to this wonderful interview with these inspiring families as they share their homeschooling wisdom and experience.

If you don't speak Spanish, you'll still enjoy watching this wonderful interview with these inspiring families...and maybe you'll be want to go ahead and learn Spanish with your kids this year too! :)

Dos parejas hispanas que se encargan de la educación de sus hijos en sus casas están contentos de compartir sus experiencias con ustedes acerca de cómo iniciaron con la escuela en casa, proveer ideas para los padres cuyo primer idioma no es el inglés y responder algunas preguntas frecuentes que tiene los padres hispanos. Puede informarse más acerca de HSLDA aquí, www.hslda.org/bienvenido.

Do you have questions about homeschooling children with learning struggles or unique needs? Join Special Needs Consultan...
05/02/2019

Do you have questions about homeschooling children with learning struggles or unique needs?

Join Special Needs Consultant Faith Berens in Lansing, Michigan 5/17-5/18 as she shares her expertise in 4 different workshops to include:

*Dyslexia Demystified—Definitions and Hope for Homeschoolers
*You Can Homeschool Your Struggling Learner—and We Can Help!
*Tackling Tricky High School Issues:
Practical Help and Guidance for Homeschooling High School Students with Special Needs
*Laying a Foundation for Reading Comprehension in the Preschool Years

You'll also have the opportunity to hear Kirk and Chelsea Cameron, Rachael Carmen, Israel and Brooke Wayne, Steve Demme, and so many others to keep your home school moving in the right direction! Register today! https://www.inch.org/conference/

We love safe technology! Try this app from Bark!
05/01/2019
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We love safe technology! Try this app from Bark!

HSLDA members now have access to special savings on Bark’s parental smartphone-monitoring app! Learn more >> http://ow.ly/LKlz50ruKIK

04/30/2019

What do you do when "spring fever" hits your homeschool?

We'll be "home on the range" with MATCHE's Montana homeschoolers - Vicki will be sharing about Exploring Curriculum Opti...
04/29/2019
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We'll be "home on the range" with MATCHE's Montana homeschoolers - Vicki will be sharing about Exploring Curriculum Options, Multi-Level Teaching, and A Parent's Sentimental Journey at the MATCHE conference on May 17 in Hamilton, MT. Staff Attorney Dan Beasley will be there, as well, presenting several workshops and answering questions. www.matcheonline.com

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04/29/2019

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A good reminder at testing time---and all year 'round.
04/29/2019

A good reminder at testing time---and all year 'round.

I gave my 10 year old a math test today. He spent nearly an hour and used four sheets of scratch paper. He worked each problem with intense concentration. And then with a deep breath he handed it to me to be graded.

I quickly worked my way through the test and calculated his score.

“It’s an 89” I said, “that’s a high B.”

Immediately his eyes filled with tears. He had done his best work, given his greatest effort and had still come up short.

I looked at my boy and back down at his paper.

And then I ripped it in half.

My boy is amazing in the kitchen. He can cook a meal for the entire family without breaking a sweat.

My boy is incredible at putting things together. He uses tools like a skilled craftsman.

My boy is a founding member of the mother/son debate team, (I just made that up) he can persuade me into doing things I never planned to do.

My boy is hilarious. He is always the first one to make a joke at the dinner table.

My boy is a sensitive soul. He’s kind and gentle when that sort of thing is necessary.

My boy is diligent. He will work at something until he feels it’s as good as it can be.

My boy is NOT defined by the grade on his math paper.

When I ripped that paper up, I looked my boy in the eyes and I told him how I had watched him. How I saw him give his best, how he considered each problem and checked each one until he felt it was complete. I watched him erase and rework problems he was unsure of. I watched him pour every bit of effort in his little body into that test.

And I told him I had never been more proud.

Children are so much more than test scores. They are so much more than their reading level. They are so much more than the box we try to mold them in to.

School is important, education is important but it’s not of highest importance.

I am more concerned with how he treats others, with his level of integrity and his desire to serve Jesus than any score on any test.

I am more concerned with his ability to learn how to use his talents to earn money for his family.

I am more concerned with the character that we are building than the division facts on the paper.

Our children should have an opportunity to show us where they excel, especially in the elementary years.

I was shocked at the pressure he felt to do well on that test. I never imagined the tears of disappointment that would fall. I admire his ambition and his desire to do well.

I have never been more proud of an 89 on a math test.

#dohardthings #more

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The information provided on Facebook is designed to assist families looking for general solutions to common questions for their homeschools. No recommendation or comment should be construed to constitute legal advice. HSLDA members should call our Legal Department for specific advice about how state home education laws apply in their particular situations. HSLDA wants our page to be a forum for discussion related to homeschooling and parental rights. The page is closely monitored, and we reserve the right to delete any spam and inflammatory, abusive, or disruptive comments and posts. We also reserve the right to ban users who post such content.

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Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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