Search - Quix
Search - Content
Search - News Feeds
Search - Easy Blog
Search - Tags

Put Your Weak Areas First in 4 Easy Steps

Put Your Weak Areas First in 4 Easy Steps
Put Your Weak Areas First in 4 Easy Steps Your strengths come naturally to you, and will take care of themselves, but weaknesses don’t. Weak areas are avoided, possibly hated, definitely put on the back shelf in hopes everyone forgets them. But strengths aren't like that. If your child just loves art, then you’ll give Christmas presents that are art related, and they will be working on art every free moment. They may do so much...
Continue reading
  2102 Hits
  0 Comments

Accredited Online High School

Accredited Online High School
Accredited Online High School It's that time of year again, when parents are looking for a great school for fall. Some parents are looking to online schools. Let me tell you what you do NOT need as you are searching for the perfect school. State certified teachers - because you know your child best, you are best equipped to guide your child. 1:1 approach to education - because that's exactly what homeschooling is like, the very...
Continue reading
  1331 Hits
  0 Comments

Freedom From Public School

Freedom From Public School
Are you ready to take the plunge and start homeschooling for the first time?  It's time to enjoy the freedom from public school! Homeschooling high school can seem challenging, but it can feel completely overwhelming if you have made a transition away from public school to homeschooling. When you haven't been homeschooling all along, you haven't been able to ooze into the idea slowly.  Lots of parents ask me how to navigate this road.  Here are...
Continue reading
  1012 Hits
  0 Comments

Do You Need Summer School?

Do You Need Summer School?
Do you need to do summer school in your homeschool? How do you know? Take this quick quiz to find out if you need to do summer school this summer.  1. Are you done with curriculum? One way to measure a high school credit is when you finish the curriculum.  You only need to be 75-80% finished to be "done" so there is some flexibility. While it's true that most homeschoolers finish curriculum in order to save...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Guest — JW
LOL, summer in Texas just ain't worth it, so when we were living there, we'd take breaks in Spring and Fall when the weather was m... Read More
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 07:56
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
That's so smart, Jo! You have found what works! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Friday, 06 June 2014 10:06
  1765 Hits
  2 Comments

Educational Gaps

Educational Gaps
So much to worry about, and so little time.  If you are worried about gaps in your child's education, though, I suggest you relax a bit.  OF COURSE the will have gaps - we ALL have gaps.   Instead of thinking about how you might compare against a perfect school, remember to deal in reality.  In real life, all schools have gaps, and no educational system is perfect.  Perhaps the only perfect schools are in heaven? ...
Continue reading
Recent comment in this post
Guest — JW
The gaps in my own education: 13 years of American history, absolutely no world history. I think the hugest gap was Critical Thi... Read More
Monday, 30 September 2013 17:46
  1122 Hits
  1 Comment

Feeling Freaked Out or Anxious

Feeling Freaked Out or Anxious
Feeling Freaked Out or Anxious About the Coming Year? The hardest part about homeschooling is when you are faced with something new.  The first time you had to teach a child to write in cursive, or mulitply, for example, it was pretty intimidating. If you are feeling stressed about the coming year, chances are you are faced with something new.  These are my "OH MY GOODNESS I'M PANICKING!" articles that I hope will talk you down from...
Continue reading
Recent comment in this post
Guest — Kate Cushman
Lee, I've read this article in the past but I am grateful for the reminders! As it happens. we are enjoying a quick "last" vacatio... Read More
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 09:03
  1046 Hits
  1 Comment

Your Plan for September

Your Plan for September
It's time to make your plan for September!  Here are some ideas, to get you started!SeniorsLocate your favorite colleges online, find the admission application due date, and put it on your calendar. Start college applications on the first day of school during senior year. And no, I'm not kidding! College admission and scholarships are first-come, first-served.Senior Year Inspection ChecklistRead more! College Admission BookJuniorsYou have a very busy year ahead!  Make sure you have a transcript ready to...
Continue reading
  2505 Hits
  0 Comments

The difference between accredited and official transcripts

The difference between accredited and official transcripts
Have you ever wondered about the difference between an "accredited" and an "official" homeschool transcript? Sally discovered that her son could play on a private school baseball team - IF he entered that school's Independent Study program.  The school says he needed an accredited transcript from his 9th grade year to prove that he was in the 10th grade this year.  She was under the impression that his work was accredited basically by her.  The school...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Guest — Christine Hebert
My daughter will be swimming this season at the local public school. I was required to submit a physical from her doctor okaying ... Read More
Friday, 29 October 2010 04:30
Guest — Lee
Hi MP, Public high school policies vary, so I don't think having one person's experience with grades will help you or not. Again,... Read More
Saturday, 13 February 2010 10:33
Guest — M.P
I want an accredited transcripts because we are military, and the schools policies change between states. We don't know what the ... Read More
Saturday, 13 February 2010 09:02
  4558 Hits
  18 Comments

You know you are an OFFICIAL homeschooler when.....

You know you are an OFFICIAL homeschooler when.....
Each child has a pile of unfinished projects they still want to finish because they found something else they wanted to do first. ~ CynthiaYou tell the kids to go read in their rooms while mom and the dogs go nap. ~ BonnieYou're on a first name basis with the UPS man, the Postal Dude, and even the occasional FedEx person. ~ PamYou find a way to turn a Disney trip into an educational excursion! LOL!...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Guest — BG
Great! Thank you!
Friday, 09 August 2013 19:23
Guest — JW
LOL, what a fun list! Let's see... When you didn't learn geography, logic, world history, and Latin when you yourself were in sc... Read More
Friday, 09 August 2013 16:31
  1876 Hits
  2 Comments

Alternative Education and Homeschooling Independently

Alternative Education and Homeschooling Independently
Homeschooling is hard enough all on its own, but when others criticize us for our educational choices, it becomes even harder.  That’s why I try really hard not to judge the way other people choose to educate their children, knowing that most parents are doing their very best with their situation. Because I’m a huge advocate of independent homeschooling through high school, sometimes people who choose to use government-funded programs perceive that I am critical of...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Guest — Lee
Thank you for the encouragement! I appreciate it! Blessings, Lee
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 14:40
Guest — Kimberly
Homeschooling does require investment and when you're choosing for one parent to stay home and educate the kids, it can be a finan... Read More
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 09:45
Guest — Deana
Thank You Lee!!! We have been so blessed by your approach to home school through High School. We drove in the wee hrs of the morni... Read More
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 08:37
  981 Hits
  3 Comments

Grading Estimate

Grading Estimate
Let me guess.  You didn't use tests on all your homeschool subjects, right?  Neither did I! And yet, somehow, my children survived! Some homeschoolers think it's tons of fun to go back through four years of high school records and try to find or recreate every possible test, quiz, and assignment.  For me, that doesn't sound like fun.  I was not one of those people.  Plus I've noticed that even when parents do some forensic grading like that,...
Continue reading
  3083 Hits
  0 Comments

Perfect Children Work Perfectly Independently

Perfect Children Work Perfectly Independently
My children were not perfect.  I'm guessing your children aren't perfect either.  But somehow, some way, we need to get them on the road to independence.  Eventually they will need to work independently on their school subjects.  That's the goal - learning without you.That begs the questions, “How do I get my student to work independently?”A lot of people think that high school is the point where students should become self-teaching, but the truth is that...
Continue reading
  1009 Hits
  0 Comments

How Do You Encourage Hard Work in your Student?

How Do You Encourage Hard Work in your Student?
Accountability is instrumental in successfully homeschooling high school. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
  1360 Hits
  0 Comments

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...
Continue reading
  1067 Hits
  0 Comments

Drill Sergeant Not Needed

Drill Sergeant Not Needed
Some things about homeschooling high school really are NOT hard.  Even scary words like "grades" and "credits" can be simple when you know the easy way to do it!I'll be glad to show you the easy way to calculate high school credits.  You'll be amazed at how simple it is!  No need for a scary-sounding boot camp, with sweating and tremendous effort while the Drill Sergeant is screaming at you. Instead, calculating homeschool credits is more...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Guest — Lee
Thanks Julieanne! I'm so glad you like it! You can find Julieanne's full review on her blog here: http://www.joyinourjourney.com... Read More
Monday, 24 September 2012 09:56
Guest — Julieanne Miller
Lee, I just read your book this week, and you're right - it is SO helpful! The tasks like writing course descriptions, figuring... Read More
Saturday, 22 September 2012 17:56
  1053 Hits
  2 Comments

More Encouraging Posts

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
  • 32
  • 33
  • 34
  • 35
  • 36
  • 37
  • 38
  • 39
  • 40
  • 41
  • 42
  • 43
  • 44
  • 45
  • 46
  • 47
  • 48
  • 49
  • 50
  • 51
  • 52
  • 53
  • 54