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HSLDA HSLDA is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend & advance the right of parents to direct the education of their children & protect family freedoms. http://www.hslda.org
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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Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed. HSLDA advocates on the legal front on behalf of our members in matters which include conflicts with state or local officials over homeschooling. Each year, thousands of member families receive legal consultation by letter and phone, hundreds more are represented through negotiations with local officials, and dozens are represented in court proceedings. HSLDA also takes the offensive, filing actions to protect members against government intrusion and to establish legal precedent. On occasion, HSLDA will handle precedent-setting cases for nonmembers, as well. HSLDA advocates on Capitol Hill by tracking federal legislation that affects homeschooling and parental rights. HSLDA works to defeat or amend harmful bills, but also works proactively, introducing legislation to protect and preserve family freedoms. HSLDA advocates in state legislatures, at the invitation of state homeschool organizations, by assisting individual states in drafting language to improve their homeschool legal environment and to fight harmful legislation. HSLDA advocates in the media by presenting articulate and knowledgeable spokesmen to the press on the subject of homeschooling. HSLDA staff members are regularly called upon for radio, television, and print interviews, and their writings are frequently published in newspapers and magazines across the country. HSLDA’s own bimonthly magazine, The Home School Court Report, provides news and commentary on a host of current issues affecting homeschoolers. And its two-minute daily radio broadcast, Home School Heartbeat, can be heard on nearly 500 radio stations. HSLDA advocates for the movement by commissioning and presenting quality research on the progress of homeschooling. Whether it’s in print, from the podium, or on the air, HSLDA provides insightful vision and leadership for the cause of homeschooling. Home School Legal Defense Association . . . tens of thousands of American families working through more than 50 dedicated staff members to preserve each other’s right to homeschool . . . together, “Advocates for Family & Freedom.”

Mission: To preserve and advance the fundamental, God-given, constitutional right of parents and others legally responsible for their children to direct their education. In so doing, we rely on two fundamental freedoms—parental rights and religious freedom. We advocate for these freedoms in the courtrooms, before government officials, and in the public arena. Additionally, we assist other educational organizations in similar activities, where possible and appropriate. Since 1983, Home School Legal Defense Association’s primary goal has remained the same—to bring together a large number of homeschooling families so that each can have a low-cost method of obtaining quality legal defense. HSLDA gives families the freedom to homeschool without facing legal threats alone. Through many families sticking together, we have been able to keep the cost of a year’s membership close to the rate that you would have to pay for an hour of an attorney’s time almost anywhere else. After a family joins HSLDA, there are no further charges of any kind for defending them in court. HSLDA pays in full all attorney fees, expert witness costs, travel expenses, and all other court costs permissible by state law for us to pay. The vast majority of contacts member families face are successfully resolved through our early intervention without any court action. Many times, HSLDA attorneys call or write letters on behalf of members contacted by local officials. For those who wind up in court, HSLDA provides full representation at every stage of legal proceedings. HSLDA’s board of directors also operates the Home School Foundation—a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that supports HSLDA, other like-minded organizations, and special programs such as the Special Needs Children’s Fund.

Our annual #ArtContest is underway! Students aged 7—19 are invited to submit artwork based on this year’s art histor...
01/09/2019
2019 Art Contest

Our annual #ArtContest is underway! Students aged 7—19 are invited to submit artwork based on this year’s art history themes. For more info, click here >> http://ow.ly/hRrM50k5nIC

Enter today!

Why are many people choosing to homeschool? How do homeschoolers perform academically? Hear the answer to these question...
01/08/2019
Senior Counsel of the Home School Legal Defense Association Describes Protection for Homeschoolers

Why are many people choosing to homeschool? How do homeschoolers perform academically? Hear the answer to these questions and more in this interview with Mike Donnelly, HSLDA Senior Counsel and Global Outreach Director >> http://ow.ly/LFRo30neSGb

Mike Donnelly is Senior Counsel and Global Outreach Director for the Home School Legal Defense Association, an organization that defends the liberty of families who choose to homeschool. HSLDA’s prima

Do you have any tips for combating the winter blues? Here are some thoughts from a homeschool mom >> http://ow.ly/iDCm30...
01/08/2019
5 Winter Slog Strategies

Do you have any tips for combating the winter blues? Here are some thoughts from a homeschool mom >> http://ow.ly/iDCm30ndS75

If I’d been consulted, I wouldn’t have set the new year in January. I wasn’t around when they were standardizing calendars and calculating leap yea...

Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network
01/07/2019
Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network

Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network

Ever felt stuck, confused or intimidated in your homeschooling adventures? It might be time for some homeschool coaching! Join Vicki and her friend, Vicki, for a delightful discussion on homeschool coaching and some history of homeschooling in this episode!

We are so thankful for the homeschooling community and look forwarding to serving you in 2019! #HappyNewYear
01/01/2019

We are so thankful for the homeschooling community and look forwarding to serving you in 2019! #HappyNewYear

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be...
12/25/2018

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” ~ Isaiah 9:6

#MerryChristmas

Here's how this family is focusing on giving this season >> http://ow.ly/imqi30mZtbc
12/19/2018
In Celebration of His Gift

Here's how this family is focusing on giving this season >> http://ow.ly/imqi30mZtbc

Recently, I read Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring to my children. As the story begins, Bilbo Baggins is throwing himself a 111th birthday party. R...

Do you have a dyslexic student you are homeschooling or are you new to homeschooling and have a dyslexic child? Perhaps ...
12/19/2018
Setting Goals for Your Dyslexic Homeschooler | Homeschooling with Dyslexia

Do you have a dyslexic student you are homeschooling or
are you new to homeschooling and have a dyslexic child? Perhaps you have just pulled out of public or private school mid-way through the year or are you preparing to do so? This is a helpful blog on setting goals for your student. >> http://ow.ly/7CDR30n36iG

Setting homeschool goals for kids with dyslexia is different than setting goals for traditional learners. Let's take a look at how you can set homeschool goals for students with dyslexia.

Shopping for Christmas? Here are some places to save! And a way to give at the same time! >> http://ow.ly/tjH830mZDjV
12/14/2018
Ways to Save Money This Holiday Season!

Shopping for Christmas? Here are some places to save! And a way to give at the same time! >> http://ow.ly/tjH830mZDjV

Just like you, as a homeschooling parent, I am always on the lookout for high quality educational and FUN resources for my children. Now that my ki...

"I still have a lot ahead of me, primarily the murky and uncertain process of launching my teenagers into adulthood. But...
12/14/2018
Kids Today, Teens Tomorrow

"I still have a lot ahead of me, primarily the murky and uncertain process of launching my teenagers into adulthood. But I can look back on where I’ve been, and I can see where the efforts of my early years are still growing and blooming. " >> http://ow.ly/jmgA30mZsw5

Today as you homeschool your little kids, you are educating your teenagers of tomorrow. During those needy, labor-intensive little-kid days, it’s h...

12/14/2018
35th Anniversary Contest Highlights

Thank you to everyone who participated in our #hslda35 anniversary contests! It's been a blast! Here are some of the highlights from the year. Enjoy! >>

12/12/2018
Tips for Teaching and Learning a Foreign Language: An Interview with Karim Morato

Many colleges and universities have a foreign language requirement, which may leave many homeschooling parents wondering how to fulfill it. Is learning a foreign language more than checking off a box? What are the benefits, and how can parents encourage their children along the way? That’s why we’re talking today with Karim Morato, a Spanish instructor with years of experience. If you have ever wondered how to encourage your child to learn a foreign language in your home, then this interview is for you!

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Karim Morato is a certified, native speaker Spanish instructor, with a M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and Online learning. A mother of three children, she has more than 12 years of homeschool experience, 20 years of classroom and tutoring experience teaching all levels from Spanish I to advanced levels to a diverse group of learners. She is passionate about teaching students to gain the necessary skills to become confident, bilingual Spanish speakers. She offers K-12th online Spanish programs to support parents who want to educate bilingual children and to support students to learn Spanish better.

During the winter/holiday break is a great time to take stock of how the homeschool year is going and assess in order to...
12/12/2018
How to Make a Quick and Effective Mid-Year Homeschool Assessment | Homeschooling with Dyslexia

During the winter/holiday break is a great time to take stock of how the homeschool year is going and assess in order to adjust-what is working or not working? Are we on track or have we gotten off course anywhere? Do we need to shift priorities or reset goals for individual students? This is a helpful blog we wanted to share! >> http://ow.ly/e3aQ30mXAgM

Take time to make a mid-year homeschool assessment and learn what is working and what isn't in your homeschool.

The HSLDA Store will offer limited order fulfillment from December 17th - January 2nd to allow our staff time to enjoy t...
12/10/2018
Our gift to you!

The HSLDA Store will offer limited order fulfillment from December 17th - January 2nd to allow our staff time to enjoy the Christmas season with their loved ones. Orders can be placed through our website 24/7. To thank you, enjoy $10 off your next purchase. Consider it our gift to you. Merry Christmas! >> http://ow.ly/6j8T50jT3gN

$10 off your next order!

"In the nurturing environment of homeschooling, we can give our children the warmth and space they need to grow" >> http...
12/10/2018
Please Fix Your Kids

"In the nurturing environment of homeschooling, we can give our children the warmth and space they need to grow" >> http://ow.ly/yZ0X30mSAeg

“My son’s impulse control was a disaster,” my friend told me. “He couldn’t not push a button, run the water, poke the red ant.” I was sympathetic. ...

Do you want to encourage your kids to learn a foreign language, but are wondering how? Or is your family currently learn...
12/10/2018

Do you want to encourage your kids to learn a foreign language, but are wondering how? Or is your family currently learning a language and could use some advice? Join us this Wednesday on Facebook to hear some tips and encouragement from Karim Morato, a Spanish instructor with years of teaching experience! We hope to "see" you there!

#Homeschool #ForeignLanguage

Was this family's Missouri Compromise a success? Read to find out! >> http://ow.ly/qlo630mSzU4
12/07/2018
A Missouri Compromise

Was this family's Missouri Compromise a success? Read to find out! >> http://ow.ly/qlo630mSzU4

Let’s face it. Road trips with just my husband for company would look very different from family road trips. We would listen to different things ...

"True, deep learning is more apt to happen in the moments we choose to stop and stay, rather than rushing on to accompli...
12/06/2018
Stop and Dig Deeper: Developing Interest

"True, deep learning is more apt to happen in the moments we choose to stop and stay, rather than rushing on to accomplish the next thing." >> http://ow.ly/ngyX30mSzMU

On a recent visit to an interactive history park near our house, we had a big agenda. There was much to see and do and only so many hours in our d...

"Kids being naturally reluctant to learn anything they didn’t choose themselves, these games are a really just a sneak...
12/05/2018
It’s All (Phonics) Fun and (Grammar) Games

"Kids being naturally reluctant to learn anything they didn’t choose themselves, these games are a really just a sneaky way to get some extra lessons in. Here are a few of my more successful ideas" >> http://ow.ly/6Ehz30mRHZB
#PhonicsGames #GrammarGames #Learningfun

Over my thirteen years of homeschooling, I’ve often used simple games to help my kids master some concepts. Kids being naturally reluctant to learn...

HSLDA Blog
12/05/2018
HSLDA Blog

HSLDA Blog

"The longer I’m a parent, the more I begin to see why it’s so important that our children learn to accept our answers. Here are a few reasons why." >> http://ow.ly/URIJ30mRHWx

12/04/2018

Handcuffed at her own kitchen table, Josilyn was dumbfounded that the police had been called on her because the school district never processed her paperwork.

To help us protect families like hers, please consider donating today at hslda.org/josilyn.

Historically, many parents homeschooled for religious reasons, but now there seems to be a growing trend of families hom...
12/03/2018
Secular home-schooling grows in NC as more identify as non-religious schools

Historically, many parents homeschooled for religious reasons, but now there seems to be a growing trend of families homeschooling for other reasons >> http://ow.ly/AesY30mQqBl

Religious schools still make up the majority of home-schoolers in North Carolina, but their percentage is dropping. The number of secular home-schoolers is increasing as parents cite non-religious reasons for educating their kids at home.

Holiday overload is a real thing for many of us but it can be over the top for sensory kids! Check out these free downlo...
12/03/2018
Download: 6 Weeks of Tips to Help Your Child With Sensory Processing Issues Through the Holidays

Holiday overload is a real thing for many of us but it can be over the top for sensory kids! Check out these free downloads for keeping the holidays fun and bright (but not too bright!) from Understood! >> http://ow.ly/7vCn30mQCf0

Help your child with sensory processing issues enjoy the holiday season. Download this holiday planner to get six weeks of sensory-friendly ideas and strategies.

12/03/2018
Worcester, MA - Julie's Story

“I’ve seen more cases from Massachusetts in the past 12 months than I have in the past 12 years I’ve been at HSLDA.” -- Mike Donnelly, HSLDA Attorney Why? Watch this video >>

11/30/2018
Worcester, MA - The Problem

When this school district changed its homeschooling requirements without telling anyone, CPS started showing up at homeschooling families’ doors. Here’s how it has affected the local homeschool community. >>

11/29/2018

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to HSLDA Compassion (Homeschool Foundation) on #GivingTuesday! You're making such a positive difference in so many lives!

Now, to announce the winners of a gift certificate from our partner vendors. (We'll be in touch shortly!)

Christina Lash, $25 Notgrass History
Craig Chagnon, $25 Notgrass History
Wayne Kauffman, $25 Home School Buyers Co-op

Also, if you missed Giving Tuesday, but would still like to donate to the Foundation, it's not too late! >> http://ow.ly/D7oY30mO1Av

Missed the videos? You can still access them under the "Videos" tab on our page.

Thank you again!

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11/29/2018

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Here's some good advice about teaching from rest and wholeness! According to this article It's not just what you do but ...
11/29/2018
The Daily Effort of Education

Here's some good advice about teaching from rest and wholeness! According to this article It's not just what you do but who you are as you do it that speaks volumes in your homeschool >> http://ow.ly/aDCA30mNEvj

Our children learn more by living with us day in and day out than they will from their lessons. What are you doing to support and nourish your mind and heart so you can give your children the best version of mom?

We just wanted to say thank you for joining us yesterday for our first-ever HSLDA Compassion Giving Tuesday Facebook liv...
11/28/2018

We just wanted to say thank you for joining us yesterday for our first-ever HSLDA Compassion Giving Tuesday Facebook live event. We’d love your feedback in the comments below on what you liked and what you wished we had talked about more.

If you missed some or all of the Live sessions, you can go back and watch them at your convenience. And if any of these stories speak to you, it’s not too late to donate and show some love to the homeschool community.

This community is your community. It’s our community. Whatever the challenges you are facing in this season of your life, we take care of each other.

If you need some help with your homeschooling, please contact us at [email protected]. If you can give a little something, make a gift. Just click “Donate” at the top of the page or visit: http://ow.ly/CLCR50jKPiq

Lastly, we believe in prayer. If there is something we can pray for you about, please let us know in the comments below.

11/28/2018
From Grant Recipients, Thank You

Thank you for joining us for this wonderful day of exploring the importance of community in homeschooling. We know it’s cheesy to say, but it’s so true: what is the middle letter in community? U. YOU are a part of this community. You are why we do what we do and also how we do what we do: supporting homeschoolers facing difficulties that at times can feel too much to bear. Whether you donated today or are just thinking about it, this video is for you. THIS is the difference you are making in the lives of so many of your fellow homeschoolers.

11/27/2018

We hope you’ve been encouraged by the stories we’ve shared today. If you missed any of the LIVE feeds, be sure to go back and watch. Also, you can help more families continue homeschooling through their difficult circumstances with a donation today. Just click the donate button at the top of the page!

#GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday2018

11/27/2018

Here is some encouragement for single homeschooling parents!

11/27/2018

Only 15 minutes until our last LIVE feed of the day! Join Tracy Klicka, Director of Development for HSLDA as she talks about the blessing of community for those homeschooling as single parents.

#GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday2018

Thank you for your support that helps families continue homeschooling through challenging times!  #GivingTuesday #Giving...
11/27/2018

Thank you for your support that helps families continue homeschooling through challenging times!

#GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday2018

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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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