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  • How Much College Debt is Acceptable?

    Every person has to decide for themselves how much college debt is worthwhile. I can tell you what my debt boundaries are as you begin your research. Ultimately, that will be a family decision that you'll have to make.

    How Much college Debt is Acceptable?
    For me, I think college debt may be worthwhile only if you can pay it back within one year. Estimate how
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  • How to Pick Your Battles With Your Teenager

    Teenagers. The very word can make adults shudder! Often the mere mention of the word is accompanied by a head shake or a groan. But it doesn't have to be that way. Pick your battles and have a little understanding with your teenager and you can go a long way in your homeschool!

    Resistance can look like many things in teenagers - from refusing to

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  • [Free eBook] Making the Grades

      Does anyone take "mommy grades" seriously?! Do I really even need to grade at all? Maybe it's just English papers that you hate to grade? (I can help with that, too! My Coffee Break book, Easy English for Simple Homeschooling , can help!)

    Have you ever asked yourself these questions? If so, you're not alone! I used to stress a

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  • Why I Do Not Recommend Weighting Grades

    I don't recommend weighting grades. It makes it harder for colleges, and colleges tend to like you more if you make their job easier.  Here is the problem, every high school has a different policy on weighting grades.

    Why I Do Not Recommend Weighting Grades


    For an "Honors" or AP class, some high schools will add 1.0 to the grade - so the highest grade possible is a 5.0
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