Published here with permission from The MOORE REPORT INTERNATIONAL - March/April
The Moore Foundation,
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Questions and Answers
"Can You Help Me?"
by Ellen Dana
Q. I have read several of your books and I'm very impressed. I have two children
I want to homeschool. My oldest is bipolar/O.D.D. and though her grades are excellent, her
attitude in public school isn't good. My 4-1/2 year old isn't in school. I want to keep him
out of the public school system. He is bipolar/ADHD and very hard to handle. He will always
be in trouble at school.
I am interested in using your program but my income is zero. Bills are paid by my
son's father and his income is $800.00 for two households monthly. He doesn't have extra money.
If your program is beyond my means, would you be able to offer any suggestions or advice?
I'm sorry that charges must be made for counsel from our teaching staff. The only way we can
be here to help you and not another place earning our daily bread, is to have a salary, missionary
though it might be.
Yes, I have several suggestions. One is that we see education as having a two-pronged
approach; there are books, yes, but of equal importance is education from work
Many parents including single moms have taken the concept and are finding ways
their income with the help of their children, so that the school fees can be paid.
I know of
several single moms, for instance, who have a small home business -- making and
or cleaning homes for people who do not object to having children help mother with
You can be selective when you do that and choose not to work for those who don't
around. Begin with work in the home and be sure they know how to work there before
into someone else's home.
I would also suggest that you look into diet as a means of improving the attitudes
and actions of your children. I certainly would not settle for the prognosis on
a child of
mine that "he will always be in trouble at school." The diagnosis of
is cropping up with increasing frequency and a health educator suggested recently
than "bipolar" perhaps we should consider that the brain of this child
is not being
sufficiently nourished. Try giving raw vegetable juices every day (carrot-with
a little spinach;
carrot-with a small amount of celery, or add a little raw garlic to either one,
or add a little
raw beet, etc.) You will be surprised at how good the combinations are! Best of
all your children
will be receiving live enzymes instead of dead food which all cooked food is. Don't
huge changes all at once, but go to the library and see what you can find on juicing
your children learn how their diets can be improved. If junk food forms a part
of their diet,
it needs to go, but if you begin with feeding the cells of their bodies, it will
be so much
easier to let go of the "food" (so-called) that leaves behind a "hidden
Get the Moore's book, Home Made Health and read more about other dietary
make a difference. I will be praying for you.