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Homeschoolers are Resilient

Homeschoolers are Resilient
Homeschoolers are Resilient Homeschoolers are resilient - even in the midst of extreme difficulty. Everything is not always peaches and cream, and sometimes trauma happens ... sometimes LOTS of trauma. If you are having an extremely difficult time, with situations far beyond your control, please read this mother's story and be encouraged. She has wonderful 20/20 hindsight about what works when dealing with family trauma.Hi Lee,You helped me out a couple of years ago, and assisted me with...
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Guest — Janice
This is what I love most about homeschooling. Three years ago we lost two boys in an accident. We didn't do any schoolwork for a... Read More
Thursday, 15 January 2015 07:28
Guest — Rebecca
This is so encouraging. I think it is good to point out that really positive changes can be chaotic as well, and to not let the t... Read More
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 21:13
Guest — Jenny Morrill
A very encouraging and timely post, thank you! I am in the midst of a difficult time of helping to care for my sick father, who i... Read More
Saturday, 18 September 2010 19:03
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Homeschool High School? Me? No Way!

Homeschool High School? Me? No Way!
Some people experience the panic before they begin homeschooling high school. When they first come to grips with this prospect, they cry out, "Me? Homeschool High School? No Way!" Have you ever thought you weren't qualified? Perhaps you don't have a college education. You may not even have a degree in classroom instruction! And yet God, in his infinite wisdom and humor, has chosen YOU to do this crazy thing.Moses knows just how you feel. He...
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Guest — Jean
Thank you very much for the reminder! I really needed that word of encouragement. I am going through a time where things are not ... Read More
Thursday, 08 January 2015 17:12
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Oh, Jean! I think we have all been there a time or two! The seasons pass, and so do the trials. Hang in there! Blessings, Robin As... Read More
Thursday, 08 January 2015 17:56
Guest — Cheryl
I agree that God will equip those he calls. Why do I rarely read about trying to home school special needs children through high ... Read More
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 18:57
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Focus on Your Child's Strengths

Focus on Your Child's Strengths
What will your story be, when your child finishes high school? Are you putting focus on your child's strengths when you create records? Read about Kelly's daughter who received $11,000 in financial aid!Lee, we bought Setting the Record Straight some months ago to prepare our oldest daughter's transcript. We were late in our application because we moved cross country due to a work transfer this winter.  I admit I felt unprepared, confident in her education, but...
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Homeschool Regrets - Did We Do Something Wrong?

Homeschool Regrets - Did We Do Something Wrong?
Not every child is a genius, or socially adept, or physically strong. When you see the failings in your own teenager, it can be tempting to have regrets and think you must have caused it to happen. Even when you KNOW your child has a physical condition causing learning challenges or social stumbling blocks, there may still be moments of doubt. "Sure my child was born that way, but maybe if I had just ..." It's easy to place...
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Guest — Michele Kennedy
This is a great post Lee. I too am a mom that struggles. I have smart boys but am always doubting this journey. They will not have... Read More
Friday, 21 November 2014 15:26
Guest — Lee
Lois, I'm so glad it was encouraging for you! I want to respond to one phrase you used "Their scores on college entrance exams wi... Read More
Thursday, 15 July 2010 07:58
Guest — Lois
Thanks for this post, Lee, it was very encouraging for me. I am somewhere along the way on this homeschooling journey. My kids are... Read More
Thursday, 15 July 2010 06:39
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Choosing Your Homeschool Direction

Choosing Your Homeschool Direction
One of the most difficult parts of parenting is making a decision about which direction to take. First is the decision to have children in the first place. Then you choose where and how to have the baby. Then do you go back to work? What about which school to choose or choosing to homeschool? Choosing Your Homeschool Direction Even now that we have made it to the homeschooling part, we still have decisions before us....
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Guest — Diane
I needed to hear this today. Thank you!
Thursday, 09 April 2015 06:45
Guest — Jodie
Yes, anything "free" comes with a cost. My belief is that to pray, pray, pray and then if God leads you one direction or not then... Read More
Monday, 11 August 2014 12:59
Guest — BK
Yes, this post is a 'repeat'. However, the advice is still sage and exactly what I needed to hear right now. I struggle with the... Read More
Saturday, 29 March 2014 14:06
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Teaching Students to Learn

Teaching Students to Learn
Teaching Students to Learn As homeschool parents, our plan is NOT to teach something. Our goal is teaching students to learn. I could have taught my kids “at grade level” and they might not have learned a thing. Instead, I offered them a curriculum at their ability level and they had to learn something they didn’t already know. I believe that older teens MUST learn how to teach themselves. If they go to college, they will be expected...
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Guest — Sharon
Having dropped out of high school in tenth grade, I knew I would only be able to get my children so far academically. Out of neces... Read More
Friday, 09 January 2015 06:25
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Brilliant, Sharon! I applaud your unstoppable spirit! Blessings, Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar... Read More
Friday, 09 January 2015 11:51
Guest — Lee
Thank you for encouraging me today Mary! Blessings, Lee
Thursday, 14 August 2014 19:13
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Let's Talk About Crying!

Let's Talk About Crying!
In this video, I talk about anxiety in homeschooling. I hope to lend encouragement to parents through the tough times. For support join the Gold Care Club! If you subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Guest — April Roberts
I do feel the anxiety and stress. I am battling with health issues because of my stress (this includes hair falling out). I have... Read More
Monday, 06 October 2014 13:07
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear April, I've homeschooled in CA, so I know how stressful it can be. Worrying won't help you at all, and you will be a more san... Read More
Monday, 06 October 2014 21:24
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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...
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We Raise Successful Adults, Then Let Go

We Raise Successful Adults, Then Let Go
I notice that my close friends are dealing with children going off for college, and that letting go stage is so difficult!  I'm also "letting go" too! My son and daughter-in-law in Cambodia for a two week trip to provide Vacation Bible School with Cambodia Border Ministry.  Please pray for my adult kids - it's so weird to have them gone!  Prayers for safety and health are particularly appreciated - since I'm the mom and a nurse!But...
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Guest — JW
Praying for your "kids!"
Monday, 26 August 2013 08:32
Guest — sheryl roberts
Lee, How amazed I was this morning when I opened up this email. I have been following you for over a year now. , and was pleasan... Read More
Sunday, 25 August 2013 17:49
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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!...
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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
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Amazing Records! A Model for Others!

Amazing Records! A Model for Others!
Lisa was so excited to take her son to college this fall. I often hear stories of "Shock and Awe" and Lisa has a great one! The college loved her homeschool records so much, they asked to use them as an example for other homeschoolers! Dear Lee,We dropped my son off at NU Wednesday. During the registration process, one of the check in location representatives stopped me and said,"Your documents for your son when applying to...
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Considering Homeschooling?

Considering Homeschooling?
What advice would you give to a mom who is considering homeschooling?  These are comments from my Facebook friends.  What do YOU tell someone who is thinking about homeschooling for the first time? DianeDon't be too hard on your kids. it's all going to be fine. if you are stressed, they'll be stressed.DianneYou don't have to do it all, you don't have to be perfect, and your kids will learn anyway and be better for it. Be kind...
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Guest — Sunya
These years go by so fast so my advice would be to enjoy every precious moment with your children. Keep learning fun by doing thi... Read More
Friday, 31 August 2012 10:53
Guest — Deb Roennebeck
God did not give your children to the public school system - He gave them to YOU. If God has called you to Homeschool, He will no... Read More
Friday, 31 August 2012 06:20
Guest — Angela
I agree with all of the above, but I must add advice I was given: laundry will still be there when the kids are out of the house.... Read More
Thursday, 30 August 2012 22:44
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51 Frugal Father Daughter Dates

51 Frugal Father Daughter Dates
I just love the idea behind this little ebook! 51 Frugal Father Daughter Dates - awesome!  I hope someone will try it and let me know what they think. Look at these reviews: "Nothing says "I love you" more than the gift of time. This book explains creative yet frugal ways to nurture the bond between fathers and daughters. So little time to invest, but so many memories to make! Get the book. Your daughter will...
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Scared? Listen to Your Heart

Scared? Listen to Your Heart
What are your plans for fall?  Are you at the Crossroads?  Wondering if you should continue homeschooling?  If so, I think this article will really help you! My job is to make sure you don't make a decision based on fear - so you can listen to your heart. Facing the Crossroads   Everyone makes the decision to homeschool for their own reason.  I don't know what is right for your family, but you do. If you...
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Struggling With Homeschool Art

Struggling With Homeschool Art
In my homeschool, there were things I did well (like math and science) and things that completely baffled me (like art.)  When we had a “bad homeschool day” it almost always involved art in one way or another.  I tried various art projects, but they were all so messy that I lacked the follow-through necessary to make sure the project actually happened.  Even when I did manage to start an art project, I never seemed to...
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  • March Gold Care Club Update

    New, for members, this month in the Gold Care Club ...

    How-to Training Courses

    Quick Start : Christian Homeschool Success in High School
    Beginner : Preparing to Homeschool High School - Live Convention Part 3/3
    Intermediate : Simple Science for Homeschooling High School
    Advanced : Upper Echelon Education
    Encouragement : Jay Wile - Homeschooling: How and Why it Works

    Member's Only Webinar

    Senior Year Step by Step
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  • [Free ebook] Need Based Scholarships with FAFSA Information

    FAFSA stands for "Free Application for Federal Student Aid." It's a form you fill out, much like the 1040 tax forms. Like the tax forms, these are also super-fun and well-written government prose. The US Department of Education requires the FAFSA to receive any government money for college. They mean "free" because it doesn't cost money to apply for the

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  • What You Need to Know About Homeschool Computer Science

    Does your child need a homeschool computer science credit? In some states, one of the graduation requirements is a technology credit for high school. But don't worry, it's usually a VERY broad, nonspecific requirement, and almost anything goes.

    Homeschool computer science is easy to cover and there are many topics you can cover for a computer science class. Colleges want to know that your

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  • [Free Class] Planning High School Courses

    Do you ever wonder if you have everything you need to plan high school courses for your child? Well, wonder no more! In my free class, I'll teach you all you need to know to get you through high school planning. 

    When they were young, my boys would sometimes argue silly questions with all the passion of television political commentators.

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Lee has three core beliefs about homeschooling: homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment; every child deserves a college-prep education whether or not they choose to go to college, and parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children. Lee does not judge your homeschool or evaluate your children. Instead, she comes alongside to help and encourage parents homeschooling high school.

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