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"Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire."
William Butler Yeats
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake."
"As a garden cannot flourish without a gardener, neither can a child reach his or her potential without someone committed to careful cultivation."
Sally Clarkson, The Mission of Motherhood
"Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest natural resource - the minds of our children."
"May the Lord cause you to flourish, both you and your children."
Psalm 115:14 NIV
"Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom."
George Washington Carver
"Curiosity is more important than knowledge."
"I am not a teacher, but an awakener."
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."
Abounding in every good work
"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work."
2 Corinthians 9:8
Children need adults who can go for casual walks
"Children need adults who can go for casual walks and talk about fishing and stuff like that...and slow down to look at pretty leaves and caterpillars...and answer questions about God and the nature of the world as it is."
- Dr. James Dobson
Time is limited
"Time is limited, so choose wisely and choose well! You can't do it all, so do what is best!"
- Diana Waring, Reaping the Harvest: The Bounty of Abundant-Life Homeschooling
Worlds can be found
"Worlds can be found by a child and an adult bending down and looking together under the grass stems or at the skiitering crabs in a tidal pool."
- Mary Catherine Bateson
Play is a necessity
"Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity."
- Kay Redfield Jamison
Kids need time to think, create, explore
"Beware of overuse of electronic entertainment. Kids need time to think, read, write, create, and explore."
- Marilyn Boyer, Parenting from the Heart
Nuture the child's sense of wonder
"Our first priority when we study nature is to nurture the child's sense of wonder." - Ellyn Davis
Play is the work of childhood
"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." - Fred Rogers
The Learning Adventure
Heather Haupt, AFHE Board Member and 2013 Convention Speaker, reminds us that we have the unique opportunity to lay the foundation that will launch our children into a lifelong learning adventure.
Know Their Hearts
David and Shirley Quine are two of the great speakers we've got lined up for the 2013 AFHE Convention. We hope you'll join us! Convention info will be available on the AFHE website in the next week or two. Registration opens February 1.
Teach Your Children the Principles of Freedom
We are so thankful for the work of HSLDA and for families that are raising their children to value freedom and work diligently to defend and preserve freedom. We look forward to having Michael Farris as a keynote speaker at the 30th Annual AFHE Convention June 14-15, 2013!
The Grass Is Greener
Practical wisdom to help avoid discouragement and the temptation to compare yourself, your life, your children, and your homeschool to someone else's.