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Identify Theft and the FAFSA

Identify Theft and the FAFSA
Identity thieves might have access to your FAFSA information. At least that's a possibility, because the IRS has shut off their FAFSA application tool...
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25 Reasons to be Careful with Teens and Technology

25 Reasons to be Careful with Teens and Technology
25 Reasons to be Careful with Teens and Technology 1. Watch this video: reSTART Life | Not your device2. State Senator Wants Utah to Declare Pornography a Public Health Crisis3. Why the iPad is a far bigger threat to our children than anyone realises: Ten years ago, psychologist Sue Palmer predicted the toxic effects of social media. Now she sees a worrying new danger ...4. Mom's Facebook Post Begs Parents to Put Down Their Phones5. Danger of...
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11 Long-term Consequences of Excessive Technology Use

11 Long-term Consequences of Excessive Technology Use
In addition to short term issues, there are so many long-term consequences of excessive technology use. This is why it's important to set technology boundaries with young children, and to continue explaining, discussing, and modifying technology boundaries in your home with older children. Eventually young adults need to be able to set technology boundaries for themselves, when they become adults, so explaining the consequences of excess use is important. Read all about the long-term consequences of excessive...
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National Week of Prayer for Homeschool

National Week of Prayer for Homeschool
National Week of Prayer for HomeschoolersMonday, Jan. 27 - Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 Homeschool groups around the country have joined together to pray for homeschool families this week. Please join us in praying for the homeschool community.Prayer Schedule for this  weekMonday - Pray for Homeschooling DadsTuesday - Pray for Homeschooling MomsWednesday - Pray for Children at HomeThursday - Pray for Graduates of All AgesFriday - Pray for Second Generation HomeschoolersSaturday - Pray for Homeschooling GrandparentsSunday -...
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Guest — Lee
I'm so glad to share this information! Please pass it along! Blessings, Lee
Sunday, 26 January 2014 11:50
Guest — Jen
Thanks for spreading the word!
Sunday, 26 January 2014 11:29
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Just Another Reason To Homeschool

Just Another Reason To Homeschool
5 More Reasons to Homeschool Why are we doing this?   Have You Seen the News?! You have been homeschooling for a while now, and you may feel frustrated or overwhelmed.   Why are we working so hard at this, anyway?  Why do we do this, what do we want?  What's the point?Nobody is perfect, and no school is perfect.  On the other hand, there have been many stories in the news about the failures of public education. ...
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Guest — JW
LOL, School as prison - I've developed names for the architecture styles that prevail in this school district: Early 20th Century... Read More
Friday, 15 November 2013 18:27
Guest — Lee
You're welcome, Melanie! I mentioned your site in my email last month as well I think you're awesome - keep up the good work! B... Read More
Thursday, 14 November 2013 16:32
Guest — Melanie Young
Lee, what a great list. If you read the news, it's not hard to remember why we have our children at home, is it? Thanks for poin... Read More
Thursday, 14 November 2013 06:59
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How to Have Happy Teens

How to Have Happy Teens
Great stories in the news, providing tips on "How to Have Happy Teens." How to Have Happy Teens Study: Homeschoolers Happier, Better-Adjusted in CollegeThe authors also report that "they [homeschoolers] have achieved greater academic success and...rate their college experience more positively" than traditionally-schooled counterparts. In a telephone interview, Cohen said the study results reflect that homeschoolers' support structure - such as family relationships - is stronger and more defined.Read Heartlander Kids Who Sleep More Cope BetterI...
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Homeschooled Olympians

Homeschooled Olympians
The Olympics are over, and homeschoolers brought home some metal!  Check out these homeschooled Olympians! Gabby Douglas - Gymnastics"Being homeschooled gives me the freedom not to be confined to just a classroom for learning.  I'm learning everywhere, everyday.  My classroom really is the world!  I travel to competitions in countries all over the world and we use that as part of my studies. I work at my own pace which allows me to follow my gymnastics...
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Guest — cheryl campbell
My 17 year old son has been home schooler all his life, he is curently on the Canadian National Biathlon Youth Team. He compeated ... Read More
Sunday, 16 September 2012 14:30
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Internet Addiction and how it Relates to Homeschooling

Internet Addiction and how it Relates to Homeschooling
It used to be that parents were concerned about our children receiving  accidental exposure to pornography, or wasting time with video games. As Internet Addiction becomes a popular topic on the news, I keep thinking about how it relates to homeschoolers. Read these recent articles warning against internet addiction:Technology Companies Want Your Kids Addicted    Internet companies are learning what the tobacco industry has long known -- addiction is good for business. Much of what we do online releases...
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Guest — Digital Dementia and you | Dr S P Mathew's life- Blog
I really loved this post: http://www.thehomescholar.com/technologic-setting-boundaries-on-technology.php... Read More
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 01:05
Guest — J W
I would highly recommend face-to-face time with real friends in real life. Long-distance friendships are very difficult on a numb... Read More
Saturday, 01 September 2012 07:23
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10 More Reasons to Homeschool

10 More Reasons to Homeschool
   This past month, I felt shocked on a daily basis when I read the newspaper and saw the evening news.  So many stories seemed to include public schools. We all have MANY reasons to homeschool, of course.  But let's take a quick tour of the news this past month, and count 10 more reasons to homeschool. 1. School violence Ohio shootings the latest in deadly month for schools Deadly month for nation's schools2. Nutrition  Pink...
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Guest — Lee
Lois, I agree, it was a very interesting study in different cultural norms Blessings, Lee... Read More
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:37
Guest — Lois
Lee, I was curious about the violent math problems from the homeschool web site. I went over there, and the man who created the wo... Read More
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 06:57
Guest — Ann
I wonder if the "violent math problems" website for homeschoolers and others wasn't thrown out there by someone whose purpose was ... Read More
Sunday, 25 March 2012 17:51
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Homeschoolers in the News

Homeschoolers in the News
 My newsletter includes a section called "In the News." Check out what those wild and crazy homeschoolers are doing these days!In The NewsRick Santorum: Homeschooling Dad"I'll Home-School In The White House" Read articleRon Paul and Homeschoolers Influential Homeschoolers Coalesce Behind Ron Paul TheNewAmerican.comRon Paul is an enemy of homeschooling Michael Farris of HSLDATim Tebow: Homeschool High School GraduateTim Tebow's Unusual Education Washington Post ArticleKansas State Starting Quarterback Homeschooled"Klein is fluent in the locker-room language, even if...
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Homeschooling in the News

Homeschooling in the News
In the NewsHome-schools gaining more students in MississippiThis is a very encouraging news report about a regular homeschool family.  Brita Wren is interviewed by WLOX News in Mississippi. "I think I had higher expectations sometimes than the schools that they were in to begin with, that we expected them to do their best," said Wren. "There's no peer pressure, no bullying; there's no busy work."WLOX News New law gives homeschoolers more respect, freedom Minnesota parents who teach...
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What about it? Socialization in the news.

What about it? Socialization in the news.
It was a bad day for local schools in my newspaper the other day.  In the Thursday paper I read these stories: Highline student charged with violent rape attempt By Levi Pulkkinen, Seattle PI.  A Highline High School student accused of attacking a teen girl with a brick has been charged with attempted rape.Des Moines teens could face pornography charges by The Associated Press Public school teens at a party shared cell phone video of classmates,...
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Guest — J W
Yeah... Helloooo... Things have been horribly wrong for decades. The only reason I wasn't terrified of setting foot in my alma ... Read More
Thursday, 12 May 2011 18:30
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Homeschoolers in the News

Homeschoolers in the News
In the News Miss America was homeschooled! Read "5 Things to Know About the 17-Year-Old Miss America" and read that Teresa Scanlan was homeschooled.  People Magazine Jets' Jason Taylor was homeschooled "More years ago than he'd care to admit, Jason Taylor was just a home-schooled kid doing some outdoor chores when he met the man who would change the course of his life." Read moreSMARTwheel Homeschool Invention"Tackling distracted driving is a matter of national debate, but...
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The World’s 15 Most Extraordinary Homeschoolers

The World’s 15 Most Extraordinary Homeschoolers
Recently a website posted an article on "The  World’s 15 Most Extraordinary Homeschoolers."  The people mentioned certainly aren't ordinary.  Nor are they ordinary homeschoolers.Each of the homeschoolers on this list is highly gifted, and many are described as prodigies.  Not ALL homeschoolers are highly gifted.  However, homeschooling allows children of all abilities to learn at their level. Whether advanced or behind the bell curve, children who learn at their own level will learn more and learn...
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[...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Bethany LeBedz. Bethany LeBedz said: RT @TheHomeScholar: Living Books for Homeschool C... Read More
Tuesday, 28 December 2010 05:22
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Hey! I'm a Homeschool Superhero!

Hey! I'm a Homeschool Superhero!
Have you heard about these FREE homeschool interviews?   Kerry Beck is hosting interviews with some of the coolest people in the homeschool community - to get your homeschool year off to the right start! Why is she doing this?She knows what it is like to be in the trenches as a homeschool mom. Sometimes you need a little encouragement or a few fun tricks from experienced homeschoolers.  Real homeschool parents who have real experience balancing school,...
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Guest — Marian
Thanks Lee! Thoroughly enjoyed the Homeschool Superheroes interview! You did a wonderful job!
Thursday, 26 August 2010 17:26
Guest — Kerry Beck
It is actually a fully digital product. You will receive links to the audios and transcriptions and can download the audios on to ... Read More
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Guest — Lee
I'm not actually running this promotion, it's done by another group. I'm just the source of one interview. However, I'll try to ... Read More
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