Newbies Make EXCELLENT Homeschool Parents

Newbies Make EXCELLENT Homeschool Parents
Newbies Make EXCELLENT Homeschool Parents Parents new to homeschooling, listen up! You and your spouse can be EXCELLENT homeschool parents, regardless of your skills, because you LOVE your child. That's what ensures your success. You want them to do well, and if you have a weak area, you can find resources for that. But because you love your child, you will be motivated to find those resources. A school teacher might not be as motivated to...
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I SO needed to read this today! I'm totally new to homeschooling - and it can be totally overwhelming trying to believe that you c... Read More
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What WILL Make You a Better Home Educator?

What WILL Make You a Better Home Educator?
What WILL Make You a Better Home Educator? Sometimes homeschooling high school can feel overwhelming, confusing, frustrating, and panic-inducing.What is the difference between "pedagogy" and "pet a doggy" anyway? And does it even matter? Well, statistics show that homeschoolers do a better job of educating their children regardless of the parent's educational background. That means knowing words like "pedagogy" isn't going to make your children better. So, if you are trying to weigh the pros and cons...
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I cannot thank you enough for this post! This is exactly what I needed to hear today, Lee, and is what I feel deep down is the rig... Read More
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Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Lee will love your kind words too! Thank you. Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
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Guest — Nancy
Boy, did I need to see this today! Thanks Lee!
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Solutions and Prevention of Massive Yearlong Cheating

Solutions and Prevention of Massive Yearlong Cheating
Solutions and Prevention of Massive Yearlong Cheating You know how bad things can happen to good people? Well, massive yearlong cheating can happen within good families, even with sweet children. While uncommon, it does sometimes happen. There are things you can do once you recognize a problem - and things everyone can do to prevent it from happening to them.What do to when you recognize the problemThese are different options that parents have when their high...
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This post was such a breath of fresh air!! Last year I found that my 9th grader had cheated the entire way through his Algebra. I ... Read More
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Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Deanna, My son did the same! I'm so proud of you for showing your son that there is a price to be paid, and calling him to account... Read More
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Reporting SAT Scores To Colleges

Reporting SAT Scores To Colleges
Please note that as of January 2021, The College Board has discontinued SAT Subject Tests® and SAT® essay. Reporting SAT Scores To Colleges I was just talking to one of my Gold Care Club members about the cost of sending SAT scores to colleges. Without planning, it can get priceyWhen you register for the SAT test, the student can indicate up to four college recipients during registration. Only four score sends are included with your registration;...
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Summer is an Easy Time for Hard Topics

Summer is an Easy Time for Hard Topics
Summer is an Easy Time for Hard Topics Having "The Talk" about porn. Yikes! Yup, you just have to do it. No exceptions.It's hard to get everything covered during a school year. Math, English, Science, History - it can all be pretty overwhelming on its own, without adding anything extra. So can I make a suggestion? This summer, spend a little time covering one of the most important topics in this strange new world of constant...
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Thank you for addressing such a hard, but essential topic of discussion for our kids!
Friday, 17 July 2015 18:17
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Thank you for your encouragement, Elisabeth! Having had a teen who struggled with porn, I’m really thankful that Lee brought it up... Read More
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Can You Stop Now? Take this Quick Quiz!

Can You Stop Now? Take this Quick Quiz!
Can You Stop Now? Take this Quick Quiz! Maybe you should just finish up the school year by having a popcorn party. It's fast and fun, and a great way to stop one year and take a break before starting up again.Finishing School with The Popcorn Party PlanNot everyone should stop during the summer, but maybe YOU need to stop this summer.  So take the quiz and figure out what is REALLY the best option for...
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Changing Curriculum - Don't Start from the Beginning

Changing Curriculum - Don't Start from the Beginning
Changing Curriculum - Don't Start from the Beginning One problem I sometimes see is parents who repeatedly start over every time they buy new curriculum. That's what I want you to avoid. Instead, keep your focus on "challenging, not overwhelming." Their work shouldn't be boring, and they should be actively learning, but the work should also be easy enough so they can be successful - and not in over their head.If you have needed to start...
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Homeschooling Teenagers: Choose Your Battles

Homeschooling Teenagers: Choose Your Battles
There are challenges with homeschooling teenagers. A resistant 16-year-old can certainly have an attitude, at times, that makes you want to throw in the towel!  It's hard to be a Christian parent homeschooling a resistant teen who doesn't want to homeschool anymore.  It may seem like an uphill battle, but there are ways to find the right path for your family. The biggest factor in success of homeschooling is when the child WANTS to homeschool, you...
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How to Successfully Move to a New State While Homeschooling

How to Successfully Move to a New State While Homeschooling
Moving can mean a lot of change, but it can be good change! There are some things you can do to help your child make a smooth transition to a new location. Moving to a New State For homeschoolers, finding friends can be a priority. A homeschool co-op might be the best way to find homeschool friends. You can also look for homeschool support groups that have teen activities. Search local activities to see if they...
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Meal Planning and Freezer Meals

Meal Planning and Freezer Meals
How do you cope with a busy season of your life? People face difficulties all the time, and so do I. How do you manage to homeschool through challenges? The same way I work through challenges – by planning ahead. Meal Planning and Freezer Meals My husband was facing surgery last month, so I planned ahead. I filled my freezer FULL of dinners. I've done this and posted about it before, Gluten-Free + Costco + Freezer Cooking +...
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Overseas Homeschool Friends - Listen Up!

Overseas Homeschool Friends - Listen Up!
This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. If you are living overseas and are homeschooling because you are military, missionary, or for other reasons live outside the US, I have a great resource for you to add to your home library. The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition One of my overseas homeschool parents suggested this, so I asked to review...
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Tips for New Empty Nesters

Tips for New Empty Nesters
Tips for New Empty Nesters I found a marvelous collection of articles for parents that are sending their children off to college and becoming empty nesters. Check these out and let me know what you think!  Tips for First-Years This article has some tips on how to stay in touch with your child. What I loved even more, though, was this list: 3 Simple Steps for Academic Success Go to class.Do all of the homework and reading.Get...
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3 Big Cures for Homeschool Burnout

3 Big Cures for Homeschool Burnout
Burnout stings like a sunburn. It aches like a pulled muscle. It stinks like a teenager after a week-long mission trip. Here are three big cures for homeschool burnout that you can think about as you are planning for the coming year. Stop for summer You know, I think it just may be time to stop homeschooling for summer. Think about baseball players. Professional athletes get month off each year. They stop being athletes so they...
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Using Technology Addiction for Education

Using Technology Addiction for Education
I got an email with this subject line: "Using the Addictive Power of Video Games for Education."  I am disturbed. Not funny. Education should be fun, and including games in education is a great idea to increase the love of learning. But that needs to be balanced against the very real addictive properties of video games and other digital media (like social media, texting, etc...)Video games and digital media companies have psychologists on staff to help...
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How Do I Deal With Teenage Rebellion?

How Do I Deal With Teenage Rebellion?
The words "teenage" and "rebellion" may seem like they go hand in hand, but it hasn't always been that way. In the past, getting older meant a child was becoming an adult. Ask yourself a question about any behavior that you have been calling "rebellion." Is this behavior simply your child becoming an adult? Sometimes what we label as rebellion may simply be our child making decisions for themselves. How do I Deal with Teenage Rebellion? One thing that may...
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I love this article! My 12-year old asked for logic & Latin for this year's coursework. In researching resources, I came acros... Read More
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We're going to skip the teenage years Our son is going to be a "young adult" instead - we're even going to have a "ceremony" on ... Read More
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