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Teen Wants to go to Public School

Teen Wants to go to Public School
There are certainly some challenging things that can happen to homeschoolers.  One of the biggest challenges is a child that wants to go to public school.  Nobody will have the answer for you, and nobody can solve this problem.  It's something you just have to work through - and pray over.  If you are in the midst of the struggle, I can consult with you on the phone if you are a Gold Care Club member....
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Feel The Love from Colleges!

Feel The Love from Colleges!
Where will you be four years from now?  Will you experience post-homeschool success?  These notes from other real homeschool parents are SURE to encourage you!Encouragement from Ann in Connecticut Just a short note of encouragement - two years ago, I was just where you are. I had purchased the Total Transcript Solution, as I knew I had to prepare transcripts for college admission, and my son had taken the SAT, but I knew NOTHING about what...
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MidWest Homeschool Convention - Please Come See Me!

MidWest Homeschool Convention - Please Come See Me!
I'm purchasing my tickets to The MidWest Homeschool Convention now, and I'm wondering who I will get to see there!  Please come and see me at the Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati March 31-April 2. If you register now, you will get a discount on admission.  I would love to meet you, talk with you, and answer your questions in person, face-to-face.The MidWest Homeschool Convention is HUGE with more speakers and vendors than just about any other...
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Guest — Lee
Robin, I would LOVE to see you there! Sounds like fun!
Saturday, 29 January 2011 09:49
Guest — Robin E.
Phoenix's convention center prioritizes conventions by how many hotel rooms they expect to fill and otherwise bring business tot h... Read More
Saturday, 29 January 2011 09:12
Guest — Lee
Hi Robin, I would LOVE to come to Arizona! You may know this, but I have to limit the number of conventions I attend because I h... Read More
Thursday, 27 January 2011 07:57
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Homeschool Convention Envy Solution

Homeschool Convention Envy Solution
Why can't there be any good conferences near ME? There are!  No matter WHERE you live!   If you are longing for a good conference about junior high and high school issues, I have great news!  Did you know that is what my Gold Care Club is all about?  When I go to conventions and support groups, my husband films me speaking.  He puts all of those speeches on the Gold Care Club website.   There are...
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Encouragement from The Other Side

Encouragement from The Other Side
It's nice to hear stories from parents who have been where you are, but have now graduated a student.  Have they ruined their children's lives?  Have the missed out on college admission or scholarships?  Hardly!  Mostly I hear stories that I call "Shock and Awe!"  Parents write to me and confess the wonderful results of homeschooling high school.  The most common feelings when high school is over?  Shock that it worked, and Awe at the admission...
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Guest — Wendy R
Thankyou so much for sharing your fears and success. I am very encouraged by all of your stories of struggles, growth, and success... Read More
Thursday, 07 October 2010 17:27
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When Should I Join the Gold Care Club?

When Should I Join the Gold Care Club?
When is the best time to learn about homeschooling high school?  When you are ready to learn!"Lee, when is the best time to sign up with you to get support and advice? My oldest will be going into 8th grade when we start our new year in the end of July.  I don't want to get started with you too soon, but when it's the "right" time?"~ Vikki on Facebook Hi Vikki,I'm ready when you are...
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Guest — Montessori Play School
I had recently read about homeschooling and felt the need to seek your advice for homeschool highschooling for my children. Hoping... Read More
Thursday, 06 May 2010 19:18
Guest — Karen Davis
Vicki, I have a rising 8th grader. Now is a great time to plan out high school. You will have more confidence and you will have a... Read More
Thursday, 29 April 2010 06:47
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Going to College? Invest In Wisdom

Going to College?  Invest In Wisdom
I was reading through Proverbs, looking for some direct instruction about finances, and I stumbled upon something very interesting.  Read these scripture verses, and see if you notice a theme: Blessed is the man who finds wisdom,the man who gains understanding,for she is more profitable than silverand yields better returns than gold. (Proverbs 3:13-14) Choose my instruction instead of silver,knowledge rather than choice gold (Proverbs 8:10) How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose...
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Guest — Annie Kate
Hi Lee, You make a point here, but do remember that a lot of what is taught at many colleges and universities is NOT wisdom but u... Read More
Monday, 01 March 2010 03:43
Guest — Cathy Hilde
Excellent Lee!! What a wonderful post. Cathy
Sunday, 28 February 2010 23:56
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LD and ADHD BFF!

LD and ADHD BFF!
My experience with LD and ADHD is not first hand, but through friends and college advisers.  In talking with them, I came to recognize that the core issue of the LD crowd is the same as it is for the gifted crowd:Teaching every subject at their level all the time. That's how I provide guidance.  I can tell you that I have spoken to many colleges who are eager to have all children, and are well...
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'Tis the Season for High School Course Descriptions

'Tis the Season for High School Course Descriptions
This must be the season for writing course descriptions.  I've had a lot of how-to questions recently.  The HomeScholar Gold Care Club can help you with the task of writing course descriptions.  I've tried to provide course description help for visual learners, auditory learners, and those who learn best through relationship. Each month, I feature a course description for a single class in the tools and templates section of the Gold Care Club.  The "Course Description...
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Guest — Lee
Thanks, Becky! What a nice thing to say! Blessings, Lee
Wednesday, 14 October 2009 17:20
Guest — Becky
I have this book and it is the best thing I have purchased to help me with homeschooling high school..now just have to do my own k... Read More
Wednesday, 14 October 2009 16:45
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When Is the Best Time For High School Planning?

When Is the Best Time For High School Planning?
When should you start planning for high school?  The best time is during Junior High - 7th and 8th grade.  Donna emailed me this week to find out when she should start.We are Canadians living in the US and likely staying - at least for sometime.  I love the idea of having someone walk me through all of the steps required for US college admission; however, I am wondering when would be the best time to...
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Should I Start Homeschooling?

Should I Start Homeschooling?
Where to start?  If you are just beginning to homeschool high school, where do you even begin??  I have a video called "Preparing to Homeschool High School" that is just perfect for beginners.  It's a three DVD set that will talk you through the basics.  Intended for parents that have a 7th, 8th, 9th, or 10th grade student, it can help parents who are looking at high school and don't know what to do about it. ...
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Top Secret Tips for Winning Early Responder Bonuses!

OK, well not TOP Secret ... but tips for you, my faithful blog readers. As you know, we launch the Gold Care Club in less than two days. There are cool bonuses that will go out to the first SEVEN people who order at noon on Tuesday 4/21. The only problem is ... LOTS of people will be trying to get through.  Well here's a tip for you; there are several stages for the purchase and here is...
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Researching Colleges? Check the Fine Print!

Researching Colleges?  Check the Fine Print!
It's important to do your research about colleges.  My favorite statistics to check for any college include: What percent of students actually graduate in 4 years What is the average amount of debt per student What percent of students are employed after they graduate What percent get admitted to graduate schools?It's amazing what you can learn when you read the fine print.  We found a college where only 50 percent of kids graduated WITHIN SIX YEARS! ...
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The Friendship Cafe'

The Friendship Cafe'
One of my favorite parts of homeschooling high school was when I had a scheduled "date" with my good friend, Debbie.  We would go to the local Starbucks and just sit and talk for hours about our lives.  Often the subject was homeschooling.  Her kids are slightly older than mine so she was an invaluable resource as I was living through the trials and troubles of high school age students.It was always a blessing and a...
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Homeschool Physics - An Apologia Success Story

Homeschool Physics - An Apologia Success Story
It happened again.  I just found Kevin reading his Apologia Physics book.  For fun.  He's a junior in engineering school, got straight A's last quarter in all his engineering classes.  And he reads his Apologia Physics book for fun.  He is a "little nervous" about next quarter because he is taking quantum mechanics, so he wanted to review Apologia again before the quarter starts.  Good investment, that book.  Apologia PhysicsQuote of the day:"Getting good grades is...
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Guest — Julieanne
I'm nervous about Apologia Chemistry this next school year - and we may end up using a different text for Chemistry than Apologia.... Read More
Saturday, 08 February 2014 13:04
Guest — Annie Kate
Yes, Lee, Apologia Physics is phenomenal! But, as you said, Apologia products are not for those who have trouble memorizing (biol... Read More
Monday, 23 December 2013 15:52
Guest — J W
Oh, man, I'd be up a creek if I weren't taking French along with my daughters. They'd plot and scheme and crack jokes, and I woul... Read More
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