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Summer School Tips for Younger Teens

During the summer months we did a little homeschool every day, usually for about one hour total. I always made sure to include some math each summer, ...

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7 Tips for Earning College Credit this Summer

7 Tips for Earning College Credit this SummerA few summers ago, my children worked for one month and saved our family $56,000.  How did they do it?  By homeschooling college in their spare time!  Not bad for a summer job! You can also save a fortune in college expenses using a few very simple but lesser-known money-saving strategies.Earning college credit is not just for college kids. Some students earn college credit by homeschooling college while they're...

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Homeschool Summer Credits

Summer is the perfect time for fun miscellaneous activities like summer camps, swim teams, home improvement projects and family vacations! I understand that is a lot to balance, but have you ever wondered if your students can receive high school credit for any of these activities? It’s possible! Both of my boys earned their P.E. credits during the summer months through a swim team they participated in.You can count credits even though they’re over the summer...

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Choose Peace

Are you the parent scrambling frantically to finish every problem in every book before you can relax for the summer?  I encourage you to focus on "choosing peace."  Look at each thing you are trying to finish. Does it need to be done?  If you are 80% done with the book, that should be enough.  Public schools finish 80% to finish the subject, and so can you.Does it impact your mental health?  Weigh the pros and...

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Homeschooling Teens: Summer is Coming! Time to Work!

I was doing a Bible Study on Work.  I remembered all those summers with my high school boys.  It's so important to teach a strong work ethic!  Perhaps  it's a good time to take a moment with your teens and reflect on these verses.  These could be great for memory work and discussion topics before summer. God created man to work (Genesis 2:15).The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden...

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Summer Fun with Camp

I saw an article in the newspaper about a spectacular summer camp for computer-loving techie kids. Summer camps have long been part of the American experience for children and teenagers, and for the last 30 years or so, computers and technology have added to the equation. "What we're trying to do is to take a child's hobby and show how to turn it into a potential career," Safran said. "This summer, Karen Katzenberger, 13, of Fall...

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Bad Year Homeschooling? Hit The "Reset" Button

The school year is over.  Perhaps it wasn't as successful as you had hoped. The best solution is to not give up.  It's not too late, and you haven't ruined your child forever.   You do realize that all children will sometimes have a "bad year" right? For encouragement, listen to this encouraging song by TobyMac LyricsMusic: "Get Back Up" Lyrics by TobyMacYou turned away when I looked you in the eyeAnd hesitated when I asked if...

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