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Date Posted: 11/12/2010 9:18 AM ET
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ok so i am going to start with my girls this jan.. has anyone here used   www.heartofdakota.com  i have heard good things but as im still very new i was judst curious if anyone has used it and if its good or bad

Date Posted: 11/12/2010 11:18 PM ET
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Have you looked at Rod and Staff? It's cheaper and Christ Centered as well.

 

http://www.rodandstaffstore.com/



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Date Posted: 11/13/2010 10:19 AM ET
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nope never heard of it. lol.. i am still very new to this and trying to learn everything

Date Posted: 11/14/2010 4:04 PM ET
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http://heartofwisdom.com/

inexpensive, free lesson plans, Christ-centered, all ages! 

You never stop learning!  I personally have been 'unschooling' for most of my kids' early/elementary years....pm me if you want to chat...

Subject: :)
Date Posted: 11/29/2010 12:38 PM ET
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You didn't mention the ages of your children, but the HeartofDakota looks like a good program for little ones especially. One of my friends uses "My Father's World" which is very similar. Most homeschoolers change their program as they see what their children are naturally interested in, so don't feel you are married to one curriculum publisher or philosophy.

blessings,

Dee



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Date Posted: 11/30/2010 9:12 PM ET
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Dee said:

<< "When I started homeschooling 6 yrs ago and wanting to buy curriculum that was in line with our views as believers and followers of the Messiah Jesus, I was shocked to find so many publishing works that only promoted doctrines or viewpoints (and even mystical religious rituals) of certain denominations or religions. In a world where everyone calls themselves a Christian except a few, one needs to use discernment when purchasing or even using free online resources. (IMO)." >>

When we started HS'ing over 8 years ago, I found it to be much the same.  I couldn't find any "Christian" curricula that matched our beliefs.  I didn't want to use a Christian program and have to constantly say, "well, son, these Christians believe so-and-so and we believe such-and-such".  So instead I used a secular (but very morals/character-based, program.  That way I could insert our own faith and beliefs where needed.  We did bible study separate of any HS curriculum.  I found a LOT of the "religious" curricula was really low-quality, even "cheesy" (JMO!).

Over the years we've tried a bit of this and that.  My son is in all high school courses now and he has a mix of styles and methods, from independent learning to online teachers and grades.  We do what's best for him.

Date Posted: 12/4/2010 8:06 AM ET
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well. my kids are only 3,2 and 7 months haha.. so for me young cirriculum is good. lol... and i agree it doesnt have to have biblical in it but it would be easier for me...im gonna be homeschooling my 3 plus 2 kids i am doing childcare for so i have to be super organized.. now the kids im babysitting arent for schoolwise.. they are just too young to go to school so im gonna teach them while i homeschool my girls. lol but my kids will be for school age and everything. :)  thanks for all the ideas :) yall are wonderful