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Why You Should Steer Clear of The High School Solution

Why You Should Steer Clear of The High School Solution
Real quick. Right now The High School Solution is $100 off WITH lifetime access PLUS added bonuses! What to do ... what to do ... right? I know you may have been considering the High School Solution for awhile ... but since I'd much rather you take decisive action in one direction or another, I thought I'd break it down in a super clear way. You should STEER CLEAR of the High School Solution (as far as...
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Don't Let Your Journey of 1000 Miles Start with a Face Plant

Don't Let Your Journey of 1000 Miles Start with a Face Plant
  And so it begins ... your amazing, unique, exhilarating path towards homeschooling high school with confidence starts now! I have a plan in place to help you and your children achieve your dreams and give you the freedom to homeschool in a way that perfectly fits your crazy, wild, out-of-the-box family. You can say goodbye to a one-size-fits all high school education that doesn't fit anyone. Your high school can be as weird and wonderful...
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Team of Experts to Help You Handle Technology Boundaries

Team of Experts to Help You Handle Technology Boundaries
This post contains affiliate links . If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Team of Experts to Help You Handle Technology Boundaries It's a new world, with changes we could not have imagined years ago. Parenting has always been challenging, but these days the hardest parts of parenting involve electronic gadgets or technology. Whether dealing with smart phones, tablets, computers, social media, or video games, parents...
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Technology Use Guidelines and Minecraft

Technology Use Guidelines and Minecraft
Technology Use Guidelines and Minecraft The “Technology Use Guidelines for Children and Youth” were developed by a panel of experts, with contribution from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Pediatric Society. The guidelines recommend that teenagers 13 to 18 should engage in no more than two hours of technology per day. They do not make an exception for really, REALLY fun games or even educational games. Why? Even educational games can be strangely addictive....
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Help for Parents with Strong Willed Children: Book Review

Help for Parents with Strong Willed Children: Book Review
This post contains  affiliate links . If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Do you have a strong willed child in your life? This book will provide help for parents with strong willed children! I read it while in Glacier National Park on vacation and it was awesome! Cynthia Tobias is the queen of learning styles - the guru of kinesthetic, auditory, and visual learners -...
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Newbies Make EXCELLENT Homeschool Parents

Newbies Make EXCELLENT Homeschool Parents
Newbies Make EXCELLENT Homeschool Parents Parents new to homeschooling, listen up! You and your spouse can be EXCELLENT homeschool parents, regardless of your skills, because you LOVE your child. That's what ensures your success. You want them to do well, and if you have a weak area, you can find resources for that. But because you love your child, you will be motivated to find those resources. A school teacher might not be as motivated to...
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How Much College Debt is Acceptable?

How Much College Debt is Acceptable?
Every person has to decide for themselves how much college debt is worthwhile. I can tell you what my debt boundaries are as you begin your research. Ultimately, that will be a family decision that you'll have to make. For me, I think college debt may be worthwhile only if you can pay it back within one year. Estimate how much your child could make at a minimum wage job while living at home for one...
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Underwater Basket Weaving: Sometimes Easy is OK

Underwater Basket Weaving: Sometimes Easy is OK
Relax!  Some classes will be easier than others! Our homeschool group wants to have a choir/drama class this semester but they want it to count for 1/2 a credit for the high schoolers. We only meet nine times with three extra rehearsals/practices and the final performance is a short play that is to be memorized. There is singing, dancing, and acting in the play. They are also required to write a 3-5 page character study as...
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Stages, Ages and Grade Levels

Stages, Ages and Grade Levels
Many homeschool parents today are intimidated by the thought of homeschooling through high school, overwhelmed by the thought of college applications, and unsure of how to plan for the final steps of their child’s education. Stages, Ages, and Grade Levels Generally, parents tend to react in one of two ways to this challenge. Some are stressed out ; they need minimal information, because if they are given too much information, they are immobilized and can’t do...
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Homeschool No-No List

Homeschool No-No List
I usually encourage parents to do their best, but today I'm going to pause our regularly scheduled encouragement, and tell you what NOT to do. Homeschool No-No List Homeschoolers make mistakes sometimes. We tend to worry and sometimes we go overboard! We've all been there! That's why it's great to get some tips on what not to do from homeschoolers who have been through it all before. Here are just some of mine: What NOT to...
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Keep Kids Challenged, Not Overwhelmed

Keep Kids Challenged, Not Overwhelmed
Keep Kids Challenged, Not Overwhelmed Remember Goldilocks and the Three Bears? One bowl of porridge was too hot, one bowl was too cold, and finally she found the porridge that was just right. Education is like that, too! The joy of homeschooling is that you can find the perfect temperature! You can monitor and adjust, and keep kids challenged, but not overwhelmed. Remember, you want them to learn, not to be bored. Check out these news stories. School is Too...
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Prevent the Zombie Apocalypse in Your Home! How to Create Safe and Sane Technology Boundaries!

Prevent the Zombie Apocalypse in Your Home! How to Create Safe and Sane Technology Boundaries!
Are you scared at the thought of what’s lurking online? Is your child becoming a zombie in front of any screen? During this spooky time, prevent the Zombie Apocalypse in your home by setting critical technology boundaries! TechnoLogic: Critical Technology Boundaries for Children and Teens Webinar Series It’s a new world! Parenting has always been challenging, but these days the hardest parts of parenting involve electronic gadgets or technology. Do you need help figuring out how...
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Using Technology Addiction for Education

Using Technology Addiction for Education
I got an email with this subject line: "Using the Addictive Power of Video Games for Education."  I am disturbed. Not funny. Education should be fun, and including games in education is a great idea to increase the love of learning. But that needs to be balanced against the very real addictive properties of video games and other digital media (like social media, texting, etc...) Video games and digital media companies have psychologists on staff to...
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Planning for Reasonable Compliance

Planning for Reasonable Compliance
After making your curriculum purchases, it's possible you have just bought 19 kinds of curriculum, and yet the days remain just 24 hours long. In fact, I strongly encourage you to not overwork your teenagers. Consider not having them do school for more hours than an adult might go to work. Eight hours is a great number to consider a general, maximum number of hours. How do you make sure you aren't overworking your children? Count...
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7 Point Sanity-Saving Checklist for Planning Your Homeschool Year

7 Point Sanity-Saving Checklist for Planning Your Homeschool Year
So you have bought your curriculum and now it's sitting there, staring at you. As you are looking over the awesome curriculum you plan to use this fall, I encourage you to consider this Sanity Saving Checklist for Planning Your Homeschool Year before the first day of school. Are there enough hours in the day? It's possible you have purchased 18 hours worth of curriculum, but I don't suggest you homeschool for 18 hours a day. Will...
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