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How to Scale Your Child's Latin

In a previous article, I talked about my friend Denise’s philosophy of “scaling, not bailing.” Here is the way I think about it. Every Henle exercise is either a grammar-stage exercise, a dialectic-stage exercise, or a rhetorical-stage exercise. When your child does...
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Things to Study Over the Summer--For Fun!

by Kathy
Thursday, 26 April, 2018
categories: Classical Christian Education, Homeschooling Life
Strange as it may be, I have found that students enjoy preparing for the National Latin Exam (NLE) and other Classical Conversations subjects. Even if they are not taking the NLE, students enjoy preparing for it. Since the test itself is multiple choice, it is easier...
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Why You Shouldn't Just Ditch Latin

by Kathy
Thursday, 19 April, 2018
categories: Classical Christian Education
This missive is inspired by things I see on the Facebook groups to which I belong. The temptation to give up on Latin seems to fester around this time of year (coincidentally at the same time I personally get tired? I think not). Homeschool mamas and papas and...
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Declarations of a Challenge A Mom

For those of you who know me, you know that my journey through Classical Conversations is a different one from most. I started working with Classical Conversations in 2006. It was small then; I remember once someone saying something about corporate and someone else...
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Why My Kid Does Not Need Bath Toys

Our two-year-old boy old loves his bath. Many well-meaning relatives wanted to get him some bath toys for his birthday and for Christmas. For some reason, I balked at the idea. It took me a while, but with God’s help, I was able to figure out why I had such a violent...
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