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Certified Teachers vs Regular Homeschool Parents

You would be amazed at how many certified teachers with public and private school backgrounds contact me for support. Some feel inadequate because the...

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Is Socratic Dialogue Necessary for Homeschoolers?

I thought that all great homeschools had Socratic dialog. After reading the classics together, they enjoy deep and rich conversations about the nuance...

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Character Qualities NOT Measured by Tests [Free Printable Poster]

Tests don't validate homeschooling. They are just one kind of we use to evaluate our children. Tests don't measure everything, and they certainly don'...

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Pros and Cons of Public and Christian University [for Christian Parents]

Why should Christian families apply to both public and private school? It's complicated, so pay close attention. I encourage parents to apply to both ...

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Technology Addiction and the Coming Zombie Apocalypse

Parenting has always been challenging, but these days, one of the hardest parts of parenting involves navigating around ever-changing gadgets and tech...

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Why It's Important to Teach Teens Good Sleep Habits

In the blink of an eye it seems, our babies have become teenagers. You would think that teenagers would be capable of sleeping through the night. Inst...

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Be Kind to Yourself

Speak kindly to yourself. You are God's precious child. He is kind and loving, and He wants us to be kind and loving to ourselves as well.  Women...

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Living Agreement - When Grown Kids Become Adult Guests

Have you found yourself with adult children living in your house again? Whether you're experiencing this now—or curious about how it could work in the...

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Homeschooling High School: To Teach or To Learn - What is Your Goal?

As homeschool parents, our goal is NOT to teach something. Our goal is for the kids to LEARN. I could have taught my kids “at grade level” and they would have not learned a thing. Instead, I gave them curriculum at their ability level, and then they had to learn something that they didn’t already know. I believe that older teens MUST learn how to teach themselves. If they go to college, they will be expected...

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Teaching Degree will NOT Make a Better Home Educator [Infographic]

Teaching Degree will NOT Make a Better Home Educator [Infographic]

A degree in teaching will NOT make you a better home educator. Certified teachers often struggle to let go of teaching and testing. Those skills are i...

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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 c...

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Options for Handling Homeschool Failure

Options for Handling Homeschool Failure

What would you do if your child REALLY failed a homeschool class - refused to do history, for example? Let's talk about how to cope, as a homeschool m...

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Homeschool Success Through Trauma

Homeschool Success Through Trauma

Once upon a time, a bad thing happened to a good homeschooler. Let me tell you the story of Maria and Melanoma, because she called me and begged me, "...

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Family Rules for Teenage Drivers [Plus Discussion Tips]

Family Rules for Teenage Drivers [Plus Discussion Tips]

Teaching driving is just one of the many things homeschool parents are responsible for. There are 10 more essential subjects to teach for your home hi...

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Good Parenting Requires Hard Conversations

Good Parenting Requires Hard Conversations

Before I began homeschooling, I worked as a counselor at a pro-life Crisis Pregnancy Center with young pregnant clients who were mostly Christian. It ...

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