homeschooling

Word of Mouth
11:02 am
Thu September 4, 2014

3 Kids, 2 Parents, 1 RV: An Exeter Family Gives 'Roadschooling' A Try

L to R: Baby Enzo (2), Brecht, Madeleine (7), Becky, Vince (5) and their dog Ted.
Emily Corwin NHPR

Brecht Palombo runs a software company from a home office. He and his wife Becky – a stay at home mom – have cultivated a kind of flexibility their parents never dreamed of: they can live anywhere they want to. The problem is – they haven’t found that perfect place.

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Word of Mouth
1:41 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

9.3.14: Prank Advertising, Childhood Amnesia & Simulating Surgery

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With so many screens vying for consumer's attention, marketers are going to great lengths to catch our eye…even if it means scaring us out of our wits. On today’s show, a look into the prankstervising trend, where passers-by become unwitting props in extreme ad campaigns.

Plus, while we may think we remember the first day of kindergarten, current research indicates that accurate childhood memories begin around the age of seven. We’ll talk about the phenomenon of what Freud called childhood amnesia, and what our brains choose to forget.

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Word of Mouth
11:09 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Homeschoolers Anonymous

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According to the Department of Education, the number of kids being homeschooled nearly doubled between 1999 and 2007. A large a majority of parents who choose this route, say they do it for religious or moral reasons. Now, the first generation to age out of the Christian homeschooling movement that first took root in the 1980’s are speaking out about their experiences. On the website Homeschoolers Anonymous, former homeschoolers blog about traumas suffered upon them by radical homeschooling. Michelle Goldberg, senior contributing writer for Newsweek and the Daily Beast, wrote about the topic earlier this month.

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Word of Mouth
9:00 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Teach Your Children Well

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Former child actress turned author Quinn Cummings's talks about her new book. It's a chronicle of her first year of homeschooling...and how she compares with homeschoolers at large.