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Homeschooling without neglecting yourself

From eNews, February 19, 2004

In spring 1999, an estimated 850,000 students nationwide ages 5-17 were being homeschooled, according to the U.S. Department of Education. If you're a parent of one of these children and find yourself occasionally exhausted, University of Minnesota developmental psychologist Martha Erickson has some tips to buy you downtime during those homeschooling years.

Editor's note: The University Counseling and Consulting Services on the Twin Cities campus offers educational assessment tools, scoring and reporting services, and training services for homeschooling through its outreach arm, the Minnesota Statewide Testing Program. To learn more about the program and its resources, call 612-626-1803 or see

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