Avoid the 'Failure to Launch' Your Child!

Avoid the 'Failure to Launch' Your Child!
Sure, Failure to Launch is a funny movie title, but it's not funny at all when it happens to you! You made a great first step to avoid this problem when you watched my first training video on Monday. If you missed that session, you can see it here: The Five Fundamentals of College and Launch.When making yesterday's video, I was thinking about some ...
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May Homeschool Calendar Reminders

May Homeschool Calendar Reminders
Wow! We're already well into May! Can you believe it? Are you on track? Here are some calendar reminders for you to check your homeschool goals against. Middle School: As you plan for the first year of high school, learn what classes you should cover. Invest in yourself and take classes on how to homeschool high school. Planning High School Co...
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Are You for College and Launch?

Are You for College and Launch?
We had such a strong response after our recent College Launch Virtual Convention, that I realized you are probably wanting a little help with the next step. This training series will start with three video installments over the next few days. It will conclude next week with a new, never before seen, full-length training workshop called, "How to be ...
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When you really want a Christian University

When you really want a Christian University
A private Christian school is a great idea, but you have to do your research. You may want to grab my free ebook, Finding a College You Love, to get additional tips.Don't be put off by private schoolsMany good Christian universities are well-funded with great scholarships. In contrast, many public universities have very little financial aid availab...
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How to Include Enrichment Experiences in Homeschool Records

How to Include Enrichment Experiences in Homeschool Records
Meaningful summer camps, important enrichment classes, and major life experiences that are educational ... what to do? Put it in your homeschool records! It's so important to help your child stand out! Sign up and learn how to make homeschool records that open doors.Flummoxed? Befuddled? Let me break it down for you.​You can put experiences on the ...
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You made my day! This was the exact topic that woke me this morning! I am following your amazing advise and getting my transcripts... Read More
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Thank you so much for your encouragement and confession Karen - that makes me feel better, LOL! I'm glad to get your "nearly" 5-st... Read More
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Independent Study + Personalized Help + Fellowship = Membership

Independent Study + Personalized Help + Fellowship = Membership
The Gold Care Club is a special support system for homeschool parents that want a helping hand or encouragement through the middle school and high school years. From "how do I start 7th grade" to "how do I get scholarships" the Gold Care Club is the perfect answer.A portion of the Gold Care Club is Independent Study.It includes 5 recorded classes e...
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How to Estimate Grades in Classes Without Tests

How to Estimate Grades in Classes Without Tests
Not every class has tests, but every class on your transcript should have a final grade. Teachers in schools need tests to evaluate 30 children at a time. When homeschooling, though, we have very few students to assess at one time, and tests are not necessary in every class. To find out how to assign grades to your homeschool high school witho...
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May Newsletter Giveaway - Enter To Win!

May Newsletter Giveaway - Enter To Win!
Enter to win this month's newsletter giveaway, sponsored by my friends at Exploration Education! EXPLORATION EDUCATION'S ADVANCED PHYSICAL SCIENCE: 7th to 10th Grades.This is a year-long, project-based, self-directed science curriculum. All materials are included. The interactive text (online or optional CD) with engaging lessons and pictorial...
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Top Tips for Choosing a Career

Top Tips for Choosing a Career
Choosing a career for your child is not something you need to do in high school, and it's certainly not something you can do for another adult. So let's talk about my top tips for helping your child choose their career path.1. Choosing a career is up to the studentAs your child gets older, it eventually becomes their job to choose their college maj...
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Lee Binz, The HomeScholar
Hi Krissy! I often suggest chemistry/chemical engineering or architecture for serious Lego fans. But more urgently, look at the N... Read More
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Pros and Cons of Graduating Late

Pros and Cons of Graduating Late
Each family is different and only the parent is in the best position to decide on a gradation date. That said, let's think through the pros and cons of graduating later than age 18.The value of homeschooling high school is tremendous! We can be teaching age appropriate material that's consistent with your values. That doesn't mean that homesch...
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Robin Montoya
That's a completely justified reason to graduate late. Your son has basically gone through a season of forced-unschooling. There m... Read More
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Judgement Free Math Tips

Judgement Free Math Tips
This is totally a no judgment zone! Let's talk about homeschool math without making you cry. My article High School Math without the Moaning can help!Our goal is to get through one math level per year. There is no specific level you need to have in order to graduate - don't let math be the determining factor on whether your child graduate...
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How to Show Tutors on the Transcript

How to Show Tutors on the Transcript
[This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte.] There are some very intense homeschoolers that don't feel confident in homeschool classes that are taught independently. That's not me. I like to make homeschool transcripts the easy way. But, if you are feeling pressured to list yo...
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April 2018 Gold Care Club Update

April 2018 Gold Care Club Update
New for this month...How To Training CoursesQuick Start: Finding Curriculum that's Effective and Fun Beginner: Preparing to Homeschool High School - 4 Hour Webinar Presentation Intermediate: Homeschooling Middle School Advanced: Turning Transcripts into Course Descriptions Encouragement: Beyond AcademicsMembers Only WebinarPlease join my upcoming w...
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Binz Family German Recipes

Binz Family German Recipes
Guten Morgen!It's possible my husband bought me a River Cruise through Germany for a Valentine's day present this year, and I've secretly been touring the Rhine! We were on Uniworld's "Remarkable Rhine" river cruise though Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands. I can hardly believe that I've graduated from homeschooling my children and can now ...
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Karen Carlin
Lee, I love your pictures, your recipes and your sense of adventure! We decided to home school our 2 younger children, 14 & 15, to... Read More
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Karen, what a sweet thing to say! I'm so thankful you shared! I hope your daughter loves New Zealand - I've always wanted to visit... Read More
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April Homeschool Calendar Reminders

April Homeschool Calendar Reminders
Each month there are reminders that will help you in your homeschool journey! Have you looked at the calendar for April?Middle School: Make a decision not to panic. Instead, spend some time on continuing education, learning how to homeschool high school. The High School Solution Freshmen: Plan classes for next year, making sure to start classes tha...
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