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Homeschooling with LEGO blocks

Homeschooling with LEGO blocks
When my boys were younger we spent our fair share of time with LEGO sets. I cannot believe all of the amazing resources for homeschooling with LEGO blocks that are available now! I would have loved to use these with my boys. I hope you can find something fun and different to do with your younger kids and bigger kids alike! Homeschooling with LEGO resources: LEGO: Free Lego Themed Story Writing Printables How fun are these printable...
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Games Across the Curriculum: Christmas Gift Suggestions

Games Across the Curriculum: Christmas Gift Suggestions
    Homeschooling is more fun for MANY reasons, but one reason it that we can play games instead of use curriculum.  Here are some great ideas you can give as Christmas gifts. Then in January you can incorporate games across all subject areas! In my homeschool, we scheduled a few hours every Friday just to play games. Sometimes they loved the games (Diplomacy!) and other times they tolerated the games (Elemento) but they were ALWAYS...
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Guest — Elisabeth
We LOVE Apples to Apples here!
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 02:20
Guest — Bonnie
THIS IS GREAT!!!! Thank you so much!
Monday, 17 November 2014 19:53
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Homeschooling Your 18 Year Old Son

Homeschooling Your 18 Year Old Son
Homeschooling Your 18 Year Old Son Lee shares the truth about homeschooling your 18 year old boy in this video. Click below to view!Are you homeschooling your 18 year old son? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!If you have a teen who is about to graduate, check out the Graduate Your Homeschooler in Style (Online Training) class, just $15!
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A Common Sense, Easy to Understand Approach to Homeschooling

A Common Sense, Easy to Understand Approach to Homeschooling
A Common Sense, Easy to Understand Approach to Homeschooling  Recently, I had the pleasure of holding a webinar with Hal and Melanie Young of Raising Real Men! They are parents of six real boys and two real girls and have been homeschooling for two decades. They said some sweet things about me - check it out!Hal Young spoke about the significance of homeschool independence and flexibility. “This is one of those important things because as homeschoolers, we...
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Time to Have "The Talk"

Time to Have "The Talk"
When children are young, we shield them from much of our "rated R" world.  But something happens that changes that.....  Your children grow up.  That's when we realize that we need to shelter young children, but discuss with teens. When your children enter their teen years, it's time to begin having "the talk" about social issues, morality, and integrity.  Allow them to see more of the world, and explain to them what you see in the...
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Showing Respect to our Children

Showing Respect to our Children
A while ago, a segment of one of my newsletters was plagiarized. I consulted my in-house “lawyer in training” – my son Alex.Whenever I think of our discussion that day, it really warms my heart. On one Sunday, in our “Love and Respect” Sunday School class, I think I finally recognized why Alex’s assistance had been so important to me that day. He was defending me – which was showing that he loved me.In the book,...
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Guest — Lee
You go, girls Blessings, Lee
Monday, 26 September 2011 15:42
Guest — J W
Yes, absolutely we have :-) Through a website about one of *my* favorite hobbies we learned about Lake Erie College's program fro... Read More
Monday, 26 September 2011 14:58
Guest — Lee
Speaking of horses, Joelle, have you looked at some degrees in horses? Equine Studies Associate Degree Programs http://www.horsec... Read More
Monday, 26 September 2011 11:56
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Homeschooling High School: Complicated Answers Take Time

Homeschooling High School: Complicated Answers Take Time
Some questions are easy to answer.When is the PSAT?How do I find a College Fair?Should my freshman take Physics before Biology?But other questions are very big, and very complicated.  Sandi asked a big and complicated question on my blog the other day.Hi Lee. I have 5 kids, 3 remain to be homeschooled. All high school age. My 17 yo has had some issues with seizures since Spring. As a result he has fallen behind somewhat in...
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Homeschool High School Inspiration: A Graduation Story

Homeschool High School Inspiration: A Graduation Story
One thing that I love about the homeschool community is that most of us love to encourage others with our stories. In this post Joyce, a homeschool mom, shares the story of her two sons so that it will encourage each of you. You CAN homeschool high school! Joyce's Sons: Devin & Michael Wow!  I can’t believe they are graduated!We put our twins, Devin and Michael in the public school system from kindergarten thru 2ndgrade and when...
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Nutty Homeschool Parents?

Nutty Homeschool Parents?
After this year’s National Spelling Bee, someone asked me, “What kind of a crazy parent has their child spell nutty words all day?” The great kind of parent! The kind of parent that allows their child to follow their interests, EVEN when it involves spelling nutty words all day! I have had the privilege of speaking to some parents of magnificently gifted teens. Geography Bee winners, Spelling Bee winners, nationally recognized students with outstanding accomplishments. Each...
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Guest — Happy Elf Mom
Hi! Followed Luke's link here. So happens I have a nutty chess kid myself. We're doing the tournament thing etc. and WOW there ... Read More
Tuesday, 02 August 2011 04:35
Guest — J W
One of my children is very accomplished at crocheting (in some areas surpassing the great-grandmother who taught her) and has ribb... Read More
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Guest — Alice Kate
One of my favorite things about being homeschooled is being able to learn more about what I want to learn. I really love writing a... Read More
Friday, 29 July 2011 14:27
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Homeschooling High School: Born That Way, Stay That Way, Succeed That Way!

Homeschooling High School: Born That Way, Stay That Way, Succeed That Way!
As parents, our job is to take the child we are given, and shape and mold them into the adults they are meant to be. Carol has finished homeschooling her oldest child, and she provides a wonderful example for others. You can't change who your child is, but you can make sure they are happy and successful!My son, CJ is graduating from our homeschool high school this week! Wanting to be an encouragement to other younger...
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Nervous about Homeschooling High School?

Nervous about Homeschooling High School?
Not everyone feels confident about homeschooling.  Shannon was nervous when she started, but I'd say it ended up pretty well for her and her son, Aaron.  Read Shannon's story - I know it will encourage you! Hi Lee, I'm responding to your request for high school graduate postings.When I began homeschooling Aaron in kindergarten, I wasn't sure I could teach the basics, let alone all the way through high school.I was nervous about teaching in general....
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Interested in Movie Thor? Study Norse Mythology in Your Homeschool!

Interested in Movie Thor? Study Norse Mythology in Your Homeschool!
Kids love amazing things.  Unreal, incredible things.  Especially in movies, they LOVE superheros.  Spiderman.  The Incredibles. Batman.  And now Thor.The big news:  Kids love these things.The bad news: Hollywood.The good news:  It can encourage reading.If your child is old enough to see Thor, or if they aren't allowed but are interested, I have a suggestion.  Read books about mythology!My children enjoyed reading about mythology.  Of course, it's important to compare mythology to the truth!  But you...
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Myths rock. I still have the books my mom had when she was a child - the Junior Classics. The volumes on mythology and fairy tal... Read More
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 20:21
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Gifted Education and 100% Homeschooled

Gifted Education and 100% Homeschooled
I was speaking to a mother with struggling learners.  She mentioned how I wouldn't understand because my children are gifted.  I disagree.  It was HARD to have gifted children.  Sleepless nights.  Some tears.  A huge struggle trying to find appropriate curriculum.  I had to find something that would be challenging but not overwhelming, but at the same time it had to be age-appropriate.  It was a huge struggle. Most of my products are geared toward junior...
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Guest — Rachel Grebe
Lee mentioned your daughter in her webinar last night, and I would love to hear more about her accomplishments/experience in the v... Read More
Friday, 08 July 2011 06:12
Guest — Dick Pierson
I know this family well, have known Courtney since she was a very little girl. This is an amazing kid ! Her mom and dad are one of... Read More
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Guest — Candy Oliver
Hi Lois, Thank you so much for the kind words! Courtney plans on becoming a Vet, she still has the same dream she's had since sh... Read More
Monday, 06 June 2011 19:02
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SAT Once, Twice, or Three Times Maybe?

SAT Once, Twice, or Three Times Maybe?
How many times should your student take the ACT or SAT?   I recommend once or twice in high school. Hey, Lee- I had a question about the SAT. My son, Evan, did very well on the PSAT this fall (he is a junior). Depending on how well he does on the SAT he could win a National Merit Scholarship. Anyway, we were wondering how often he should take the SAT. He is leaning towards taking it...
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Should you Mix Academics with Socialization?

Should you Mix Academics with Socialization?
It's hard to mix oil and water.  Sure they are both liquids, but they really are two completely different substances.   When I hear "What she really wants is the peer interaction she'd get at a school," I think about oil and water. Mixing peer interaction and school academics is similar to mixing oil and water.   They may seem similar.  They both involve teenagers who like to talk, right?  But they are two completely different things.  In...
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