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Where Do you Find the Faith to Homeschool?

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Where do you find the faith to homeschool high school? Homeschooling is not for the faint of heart! But, with a little help from a friend, you can have encouragement to get you through the tough times.

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Lee Binz
Thanks D'Ann! You are such an encouragement to me! Blessings, Lee
Monday, 08 April 2019 16:10
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59 Warning Signs of Drug Abuse Parents Need to Know

59 Warning Signs of Drug Abuse Parents Need to Know
Most parents appreciate a little help and encouragement on their homeschooling journey. My free newsletter delivers this fresh each month. Click to get some yourself: The HomeScholar Record Newsletter . Homeschoolers are not immune from the pare...
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[Free eBook] Finding A College You Love

[Free eBook] Finding A College You Love
Looking for a college is like trying to find the "love of your life." When you have narrowed down your selection of colleges to a few candidate schools, it's time for a visit. Keep in mind that you are trying to find the "love of your life." You woul...
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The 5 Hardest Things About Homeschooling High School

The 5 Hardest Things About Homeschooling High School
There are 5 situations that homeschoolers may face that are so challenging, only a parent can effectively handle the ins and out and eccentricities of the situation. Are you on this list? Let me get you started on facing these challenges. Number 4 on...
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College Search Success

College Search Success
Stephanie's family wrote to tell me how much success they have had in their college search, and I want to share her words with you! She found value in some of my products and in my advice to her sons in how they approached high school tests.  De...
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Many Ways to Say “I love you”

Many Ways to Say “I love you”
My kids think I'm crazy, but I've always celebrated Valentine's Day with pink, red, and heart-shaped food. I'm not usually a very crafty person, but I love to create food surprises on the holidays. In case you need some suggestions on what to make fo...
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Is a Perfect PSAT Score Required for Merit Scholarships?

Is a Perfect PSAT Score Required for Merit Scholarships?

Perfect is swell, but is a perfect PSAT score required for merit scholarships? (Of course, you could always use studying as a way to do better on all of the high school tests! Test Preparation without Getting Smarter)

"I finished watching your DVD Getting The Big Scholarships.... it was awesome!  Thank you for taking the time to help others.  In receiving a merit scholarship wouldn't you have to have a perfect PSAT score?  I 've had a financial aid officer tell me this. "
~Diane in Washington

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Free Resources Help Marie Earn $27,000 in Scholarships

Free Resources Help Marie Earn $27,000 in Scholarships
Do you like free stuff? Marie does - and it's made a HUGE difference in her life to read my free eBook. Download your copy today ! "Hi Lee, I've used your site often since I began homeschooling high school, and now my oldest is on track to graduate i...
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The Purpose of Middle School

The Purpose of Middle School

 

Purpose for Students

Middle school is the pause between elementary school and high school. Children learn at different rates –not just homeschoolers, ALL kids! The pause, middle school, gives slow or reluctant learners time to catch up before high school. At the same time, it gives quick and academically capable children a chance to continue learning at their level. Do you find yourself becoming stressed out over middle school? Read my article, Taming Middle School Anxiety. It's sure to help you and your student calm any anxiety this stage of life brings.

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Lee Binz
Thanks so much Leah! I'm so glad it was helpful to you - and I sure appreciate you took the time to write Blessings, Lee... Read More
Sunday, 24 February 2019 22:03
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High School Record Keeping Simply Explained

High School Record Keeping Simply Explained
Here's how to keep high school records in 5 easy steps for under $10. You don't need an expensive system. In fact, owning a fancy system is no guarantee you will actually use it. The best record keeping system is simple enough to use, and doesn't cos...
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Health Class Unit Study on Pot

Health Class Unit Study on Pot
Let me give you a boost of encouragement to continue homeschooling with joy! Click to download my free ebook: Love Your Homeschool! My goal is for you to have a discussion with your teen. Why? Let me explain what it's like to live in a state with leg...
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Elizabeth Haber-Lopez
I would LOVE any links anyone has that would be appropriate for discussing with my teens, Thank you for putting light on this topi... Read More
Friday, 25 January 2019 15:14
Anita Walker
Hi, Elizabeth! Thanks for your support of this topic. It is a hard one to discuss. There are links in the article that can be hel... Read More
Friday, 25 January 2019 15:27
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Ask Questions During College Visits

Ask Questions During College Visits

Is your child a high school Junior? It's time for college visits!

Ask questions during college visits. Try to ask questions that will engage people in dialog and show you value their opinions. When you are talking with people during college visits, you want them to get to know you. Open questions with plenty of dialog can help them get to know you better. You can show that you trust their opinion by asking them important questions about your future. Asking open ended questions can demonstrate that you can listen, as well as talk. Do you struggle with coming up with questions? My blog post, Essential Questions for Your College Visits, can help.

For example, you might discuss your college major. "I'm thinking about this major but I don't really like one aspect" or "I really love this major, do you think it is a good fit, and how do you know?" Asking questions during college visits is not always about yes or no questions such as, "Do you offer a biology major?" or questions that can be answered with a one sentence reply such as "Is Chapel required for all students?" Part of asking questions is allowing the college to get to know you and who you are as a person. They will get to know you and be more likely to remember you, particularly if you ask questions that show you value their opinion.

You may want to discuss extra-curricular on-campus activities. "I've had so much fun with my high school activities and I'm wondering what activities you think I might enjoy on campus." This kind of question will answer the usually unspoken question, "What about socialization?" By openly discussing your high school activities and saying how much you enjoy them, it demonstrates great social skills.  More importantly perhaps, colleges value students that will become active on campus. They want students who will participate in more than just academics. By showing that you are eager to join on-campus groups, you are showing that you will be a valuable asset to the college for the long run. You want them to know you won't just be hiding in the library studying, and will bring more to campus than just your brain.

Everyone likes the sound of their own voice, even college admission advisers.  Ask questions, but also ask them what they think, and show you value their opinion. Remember, it's mostly about being yourself, vulnerable and genuine. Look them in the eye, and be interested in them as a person.

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What is a good score on the ACT test?

What is a good score on the ACT test?
What is a good score on the ACT test? The definition of a "good score" always depends on what college you are applying to, but I can give you some generalizations that will help you think it through. My class, High School Testing - Simply Explained ,...
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Homeschool: Freedom to Tailor Education

Homeschool: Freedom to Tailor Education
Homeschooling is successful because we can tailor education to the needs of our own child , giving them information in a way that makes sense to them. Homeschooling works because we are highly motivated by love to work for the ultimate success of our...
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Top 10 Pieces of Advice from 2018

Top 10 Pieces of Advice from 2018
Did 2018 come and go as fast for you as it did for me!? I can't believe we've begun a new year already. In looking back over 2018, I've pulled my top 10 pieces of advice from my articles and given them to you here. If you'd like to have all of t...
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