I'm Dana Wilson, the owner and one of the authors of Train up a Child Publishing™LLC/Epi Kardia
Curricula. A former homeschooling mom who happily homeschooled our kids from kindergarten through high
school, I now love to help other moms do the same! My primary passion is to help Christian parents
intentionally disciple their children and teach them to live biblically ~ something I am always trying to do
Cameron and I have been married almost thirty years and have two children, Aliece and Michael, who
have graduated from homeschooling and are currently enrolled at the Medical University of South Carolina and
at Clemson, respectively. (Go Tigers!)
You can see many pictures of Aliece and Michael at various ages on the website. :-)
This is one of my favorites. Homeschooling has allowed them to become and remain close
friends, as well as brother and sister.
One of the first things I learned about homeschooling was that the way I thought I was supposed
to teach wasn't the way my children learned.
It was quite a shock.
After a few years of exploration, we found that a modified Charlotte Mason approach worked
wonderfully for all of us! It was natural, flexible, focused on a biblical worldview, used
the highest quality literature, and it was MUCH easier to teach and more engaging than the other
methods we tried.
Additionally, I have always been a student of learning styles and multiple intelligences, reading
widely about those subjects and incorporating the results into our literature-based homeschooling
Before children, I served as a Human Resource Director for a national non-profit in the Washington,
D.C. area and at a national homebuilding firm, as a counselor/director of a transitional facility for alcoholics
and offenders, and an educator of both children and adults.
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How our Christian Literature-based Homeschooling Curricula Company Began...
Beth Hempton and Kara Murphy were the original authors and founders of Epi
Kardia in 2001. After a short time, Kara left the fledgling company to focus on her growing family. Just
two years later in 2003, I joined Beth and we became Epi Kardia Home Education, LLC.
We gradually added new literature-based homeschooling curricula over the years, such
as our Daily Lesson Plans and
High School courses, to the
original Unit Program curricula.
Feeling the Lord drawing her back to just teaching and writing, Beth discontinued her role in
the company at the end of 2009, although she continues to remain in close touch. Beth now teaches both online and local classes in the Charleston, SC
area, using our curricula where appropriate.
At the beginning of 2010 Epi Kardia officially became Train up a Child
Publishing™ LLC. Although our mission is still helping parents raise godly and well-educated
generations, we feel the new name is easier to remember (and pronounce!) and will be recognized as a
biblical phrase by Christian parents familiar with Proverbs 22:6:
"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart
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