September 26, 2022

The Evidence of the Superiority of Home Education over Conventional Schooling

The Evidence of the Superiority of Home Education over Conventional Schooling

edited by Craig Smith

Comments by professional educators and others, research evidence, philosophers, government agents all agree the tutoring and mentoring aspects of home education allow ordinary parents to routinely produce students who are superior in both academic acumen and social engagement.

The twenty-three different snippets of evidence, with references both to professional journals as well as the Internet, are just the tip of the ice berg. There is more material here, given the Internet references, than youre ever likely to read. But this will put you on the trail of even more material. The evidence is indeed overwhelming.

A5, 12 pages. NZD$7.00.

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Training our Children

Training our Children by Craig and Barbara Smith

Two of New Zealand’s pioneer home educators share some of their best advice, borrowed and original, re-worked and developed, over 28 years of training their own eight children (some adopted) and fostering many others.

Topics covered include reading aloud, the art of buying used books, home discipleship, training our children’s minds, training our children in worship, keeping going when the going gets tough, marriage, discipline, interpersonal relationships, an integrated lifestyle and much more.

Paper back, 142 pages A5 size


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Breastfeeding Modesty Apron

Breastfeeding Modesty Apron Brand new item

Latest link on the Breastfeeding Modesty Apron:

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This apron works a charm!

simply put the strap around your neck and let this cloth take all the awkwardness out of feeding in public!

These feeding aprons (or you cold call them bibs – only they are for mum to wear!) are a generous width to give plenty of cover whichever side you are feeding on. The boning around the neck forms a discreet sort of veiwing peekhole for mother to check down on her baby, or the boning can be flattened against mum to “close her viewing window”

Adjustable button-closed neck strap

Makes a great present for a new mum or
Perfect as a baby shower gift

Available in the following colours:
please indicate which colour you would like

~ Yellow bears (featured in photo)
(colours are listed from top to bottom of photo)
~ Floral – Cotton
~ Blue Sheep – Cotton/poly mix
~ Pink Sheep – Cotton/poly mix
~ Pale Blue Print – Cotton
~ Blue Polkadot – Cotton
~ Candy Dots – Cotton
~ Candy Stripes – Cotton

Made by Charmagne Smith

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Individual Keystone Magazines-2006

Keystone Magazine-2006

$6.00 each plus postage


$1.50 each or

up to 6 for $1.50 or

up to 12 for $3.00


January 2006 (4 copies only)
Feature Family: Lamb-Miller Family

The Faith of Us Fathers: Why Do You Educate Your Own Children? by Rodger Williams

Over a Cuppa: Two Schools, Two Choices; Parent-Directed Christian Education by Andrea Schwartz; Why Christian Education? by Michael Drake

When the Going Gets Tough: Rest for Weary Homeschool Mums, Pt. 2 by Jane Bentley

Graduates Speak: Brett’s 2005 Resolutions by Brett Harris

Home Education Research: Will Your Children Be Christian? by Bruce Shortt

Tough Questions People Ask: “What Will You Do If Homeschooling (or Smacking) Becomes Illegal?” – Conviction versus Preference, Pt. 1 by Attorney David Gibbs

Learning Disabilities: My Experiences with Visual Thinking Sensory Problems and Communication Difficulties, Pt. 1 by Temple Grandin, Ph.D

Teaching Tips: Suggestions to Combat Homeschool Burnout by Laurie Bluedorn

plus more……..


March 2006 (5 copies only)

Feature Family: Peter and Helen Bryant;

The Faith of Us Fathers: When a Father Does Not Discipline His Child, Part 1 by Julio Severo

Home Education Research: New Zealand Universities by Craig Smith

Over a Cuppa: Living Next Door by Kendra Fletcher

CHomeS Roundup: Home Educators Impress Again

Graduates Speak: Hero Makers by Rebecca Severn

Tough Questions People Ask: What Will You Do If Home Education (or Smacking) Becomes Illegal? – Conviction versus Preference, Part 2 (Final) by David Gibbs

Learning Disabilities: My Experiences with Vision Thinking Sensory Problems & Communication Difficulties, Part 2 by Temple Grandin

Plus more…..


May 2006 (1 copies only)

Feature Family: Bruce and Joanna Hingston

The Faith of Us Fathers: When a Father Does Not Discipline His Child by Julio Severo

Over a Cuppa: Interview with Sally Clarkson Interviewer Genevieve Smith

Graduates Speak: Interview with Sarah Clarkson Interviewer Genevieve Smith

Exploring God’s Creation: Interview with Dr J Wile Interviewer Genevieve Smith

Learning Disibilities: My Experiences with Visual Thinking Sensory Problems and Communication Difficulties, Pt 3 by Temple Grandin

and more……


July 2006 (10 copies only)

Feature Family: Nicholas and Daphne Tamme

The Faith of Us Fathers: Answering the Critics by Geoffrey Botkin

Home Education Research: Reinventing the Schoolroom, Part 1 by Allan Carlson, Ph.D; Watching Sex on TV Predicts Adolescent Initiation of Sexual Behavior

In Line With Scripture: Bow Your Knee by Rev Mark Rushdoony

Graduates Speak: Full, Satisfied and Forgotten by Amber L DeLadurantey

Tough Questions People Ask: What if You Fail? by Marybeth Whalen

Over a Cuppa: Helping Your Husband to Walk on Water by Cindy Schaap

Teaching Tips: Secondary Literature by Mike McHugh

Worldviews in Focus: Interview with Nancy Pearcey Interviewer Michael Farris

Learning Disabilities: My Experiences with Visual Thinking Sensory Problems and Communication Difficulties, Part 4 (Final) by Temple Grandin, Ph.D

plus more………


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Spiritual disciplines for the Christian life

We used to sell this book until we could not get it for the incredibly cheap price that we were able to offer it for. This is still a good price.

After the Bible our daughter, Genevieve, said that this book impacted her life more than any other. We all try to read it through every year. I can’t recommend this book highly enough.

Spiritual disciplines for the Christian life

Donald S. Whitney

Description… It’s not uncommon for an accomplished musician to be able to sit down in front of a new piece of music and play it through without a hitch. To make it seem easy, as if it required no effort. Yet the “freedom” to play with such skill comes only after years of disciplined practice.

In the same way, the freedom to grow in godliness—to naturally express Christ’s character through your own personality—is in large part dependent on a deliberate cultivation of the spiritual disciplines.

Far from being legalistic, restrictive, or binding, as they are often perceived, the spiritual disciplines are actually the means to unparalleled spiritual liberty. So if you’d like to embark on a lifelong quest for godliness, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will help you on your way. Based on the rich heritage left us by the early church fathers, the Puritan writers, and Jesus Christ Himself, Whitney takes you through a carefully selected array of disciplines that includes Scripture reading, prayer, worship, Scripture meditation, evangelism, serving, stewardship, Scripture application, fasting, silence and solitude, journaling, and learning.

By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them on a long-term basis, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to embrace life’s greatest pursuit—the pursuit of holiness—through a lifelong delight in the disciplines. $27.00

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