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Use Your Annoy-O-Meter Skillfully

Use Your Annoy-O-Meter Skillfully
Confessions of a homeschool mom: I sometimes felt annoyed with my children. My son Kevin seemed always to be playing chess, no matter what I said or d...
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Delight Directed Learning at the High School Level

Delight Directed Learning at the High School Level
Not everything that homeschoolers study is easy to translate into a high school credit. For instance, what do you do if your child learns best by livi...
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College and Career Planning for Teens Who Will Be Famous

College and Career Planning for Teens Who Will Be Famous
Guiding your child with their college and career planning when sports or music is their passion can be difficult. It is also very necessary. Things ch...
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What Drives You Crazy?

What Drives You Crazy?
What Drives You Crazy? I thought I would take a break from our usual serious fare and share a brief YouTube video we made back in 2009.The boys were back from college and we had our cousins over for a visit. We decided to have some fun and make a video of one of our family's funniest homeschool memories. It is a little drama (trauma?) we call "The Frantic Plumber Song." It shows me balancing cooking, cleaning, company,...
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Guest — Linda
Thanks so much for sharing this in your e-mail. I'm all too familiar with the "just a minute, Mom", that accompanies activities i... Read More
Saturday, 21 April 2012 18:52
Guest — elaine
Same situation, different hobbies. My son plays electric guitar and World of Warfare(somewhat like chess with different character... Read More
Wednesday, 10 November 2010 07:48
Guest — Enda
This was great! I looked at some of the other vides - my very personal favorites are I Will Survive and The 14 Days of Homeschooli... Read More
Saturday, 20 February 2010 05:06
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LEGO and Engineering

LEGO and Engineering
It would be lovely if every child wanted to specialize in something reasonable.  Something that made money, provided income, or was valuable for family harmony.  Sadly, most teenagers are still children, at least some of the time, and they may want to specialize in the most unusual things!  Instead of worrying, try to translate their interests into something reasonable.  In other words, if they DID specialize in that one seemingly - bizarre thing, what would that...
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Guest — Homeschooling in florida
Thanks for the informative post i really like this home scholar helping parents home school high school on ur pc will come back... Read More
Friday, 17 February 2012 03:38
Guest — Lee
Dear Tami, I hope you know there is a college scholarship for duct tape, LOL! http://duckbrand.com/Promotions/stuck-at-prom.aspx B... Read More
Monday, 06 February 2012 09:14
Guest — J W
Oh, and I forgot all about the photographers who take the pictures for the cardboard boxes these things come in! It might help if... Read More
Saturday, 04 February 2012 20:48
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How to Teach a Homeschool Geek

How to Teach a Homeschool Geek
Strategies for teaching your geeky homeschool student. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Homeschooled Olympians Go For the Gold

Homeschooled Olympians Go For the Gold
Homeschooled Olympians Go for the Gold Years ago, I heard an Olympics commentator mention that many of the USA gymnasts are homeschooled because they have to practice for so many hours each day. I had never thought about it before. Each one of these kids has a gift. Their parents found the gift, fed the flames, and encouraged their children's unique specialization. And they ended up in the Olympics! How proud their parents must be! Did...
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The Teen with Multiple Interests

The Teen with Multiple Interests
The Teen with Multiple Interests Let's suppose your child is the teen with multiple interests - FILLED with activities they just LOVE doing. Suppose your teen seems interested in EVERYTHING and engaged in learning a wide variety of subjects.Sounds like a dream, doesn't it? I know that some of you are thinking, "I WISH!" (if this is you, check out my How to Create an Extraordinary Activity List for Perfectly Ordinary Teens article). But the truth...
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I have a son like this, but I was eager to keep good records for his first year of high school and turned his interests into sched... Read More
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Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Amanda, That's a delicate balance---and so difficult to navigate sometimes! I have confidence that you will figure out the pr... Read More
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Guest — Karen
I like what you are saying here! Can you give us an example of how to integrate the academics and the interests into "school"...le... Read More
Friday, 06 May 2016 20:25
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Can Delight Directed Learning Help Earn Scholarships?

Can Delight Directed Learning Help Earn Scholarships?
Can Delighted Directed Learning Help Earn Scholarships? Have you collected delight directed learning on your child's transcript yet? Click on Lee's video below to learn how delight directed learning can be the key to full-tuition scholarships!What types of delight directed learning is your child accomplishing in your homeschool? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!Want to learn more about delight directed learning?...
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How Do I Put Violin and Dance on a Transcript?

How Do I Put Violin and Dance on a Transcript?
How Do I Put Violin and Dance on a Transcript? Is your child a fine arts fanatic? Are you wondering how to include things like violin and dance on their transcript? Click on Lee's video below for some tips!Does your child rack up a lot of fine arts credits on their transcript each year? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!For all...
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Passion Directed Learning

Passion Directed Learning
Passion Directed Learning I was amazed how often my son Kevin studied chess when we were homeschooling!  I remember giving him choices about what he could work on, but my GOODNESS he loved chess!  When we were using Power-Glide French, it had the students write some essays during the year; some were about France and some were in French.  One of Kevin's essays was about FIDE - Federation Internationale d’Echecs, or in English, the World Chess Federation. ...
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Guest — Lisa
Great article, Lee! Our children have God-given gifts and it's those gifts that my husband and I look to encourage. Our children a... Read More
Thursday, 21 July 2011 10:57
Guest — elaine
Good Idea My 16 year old is so involved with World Of Warcraft an interactive online game that it seems like that's all he wants ... Read More
Friday, 01 April 2011 04:58
Guest — Alison
my daughter does not need to do art as a separate subject. She could just submit her maths book! Every page is a detailed unique s... Read More
Friday, 15 October 2010 02:07
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How to Document Homeschool Co-op Classes

How to Document Homeschool Co-op Classes
Have you ever struggled to document your students co-op classes? I’ve had a few questions lately from homeschool families who are struggling to do this very thing. All co-ops have particular elements that make their classes unique and it can be hard to develop a class description for these classes when you weren’t the one teaching your student, but you want to make sure and get all of your students credits on their high school transcripts....
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Homeschool Credit for Special Courses

Homeschool Credit for Special Courses
If you’re struggling to evaluate your student’s courses, and how to assign credit, you’re not alone!  A lot of parents have a particularly hard time figuring out how to evaluate special courses, such as the culinary or fine arts.  One approach is to think of all the different skills that your child demonstrates. In culinary arts, sometimes people come up with things like shopping, meal planning, and menu creation. Other times people will list general skill...
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Guest — J W
Whinemaking! Just kidding! Seriously: Equine Behavior and Training (which culminated in horsemanship certification at camp) A... Read More
Friday, 24 August 2012 21:15
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What Do They Do For Fun?

What Do They Do For Fun?
What do they do for fun?When I’m helping parents with a transcript, that one question can open the floodgates! How does your child spend unstructured time? When they are supposed to be working on school, or emptying the dishwasher, what are they doing instead? That can be a great indication of their Fun Factor.If they enjoy their fun for more than one hour a day, you may be able to translate that into high school credits....
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Homeschool High School: Scholarship Winning Homeschoolers

Homeschool High School: Scholarship Winning Homeschoolers
Scholarship seekers become scholarship winners!  I love to hear about homeschoolers winning college scholarships, but it doesn't happen by accident. Paula shared the story of her daughter with a senior portrait. My husband and I are so proud of our daughter, Katelynn.  Katelynn has been homeschooled since the third grade.  We are so proud of all her accomplishments, and we can't believe she just graduated from high school.  Katelynn has been accepted to the University of...
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Congratulations Katelynn!!
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 01:53
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