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Prevent the Zombie Apocalypse!

Prevent the Zombie Apocalypse!
Prevent the Zombie Apocalypse! Set Technology Boundaries for Teens! Parenting is hard. The world is constantly changing, and the problems never stay still, so they can be hard to solve. These days, it seems like the hardest part of parenting always seems to involve one piece of technology or another. Whether it's for the smart phone, tablet, computer, or video game console, parents often need help figuring out how to manage technology boundaries. My main message to you is DO...
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Letter of Recommendation Basics

Letter of Recommendation Basics
The best letters of recommendation will come from someone who knows a child well and who also writes well. Usually these letters are from someone outside the home - not mother or father. It's best if the recommender can speak to the academic qualifications, character and maturity of the student. There are times when a parent will need to write a letter of recommendation, or the recommender is confused about how to write a letter.  Here...
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12 Symptoms of Serious Technology Abuse

12 Symptoms of Serious Technology Abuse
12 Symptoms of Serious Technology Abuse Are you concerned about how much time your teen is spending with digital media? Has their behavior changed? How do you know if technology abuse is a problem in your household? In  TechnoLogic: How to Set Logical Technology Boundaries and Stop the Zombie Apocalypse , I share 12 symptoms of serious technology abuse developed by digital addiction specialists to help you determine if there is a problem.  Check this list: ...
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9 Real Family Examples of Setting Successful Technology Boundaries

9 Real Family Examples of Setting Successful Technology Boundaries
9 Real Family Examples of Setting Successful Technology Boundaries Recently on The HomeScholar Facebook page, parents shared the successful technology boundaries they use in their own homes. If you would like some ideas for setting boundaries in your home, you can read these tried and true tips in my book,  TechnoLogic: How to Set Logical Boundaries and Stop the Zombie Apocalypse . Will you please share YOUR family rules, to encourage others? Yours might be the...
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12 Reasons for Setting Technology Boundaries with Children

12 Reasons for Setting Technology Boundaries with Children
Did you know? There are so many good reasons to set technology boundaries for your children! I have put together twelve that I feel are the most important. You can read more about why you should set boundaries, as well as tips for setting those boundaries in my article, TechnoLogic: Setting Logical Boundaries on Technology with Your Teen . Do you have rules restricting technology in your household? Share in the comments, below. And start setting...
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How to Plan Homeschool High School Courses

How to Plan Homeschool High School Courses
Planning for Next Year? Here is my collection of articles to help!  These past newsletter articles will help you learn how to plan homeschool high school course and choose your curriculum! Planning High School Courses 10 No-Fail Strategies for Choosing High School Curriculum High School English: A "Grouch Free" Guide to Grading High School Math without the Moaning Social Sciences and High School History You CAN Teach High School Science Labs! Teaching Tips for Foreign Language Physical...
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Adult Decisions in the Real World

Adult Decisions in the Real World
Sometimes, even with our best efforts and a wholesome homelife, kids can make crummy decisions. It might be gambling, drinking, drugs, living together, or losing the faith. It's devastating.  Others may be tempted to blame the family life for this failure, or try to find the missing curriculum ingredient, as if this were an academic gap, when it's not. Our children grow up to be adults and will make their own decisions. While we are responsible...
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Homeschool Gifts for Moms

Homeschool Gifts for Moms
Hey moms! Leave this open on your computer to give your family a hint, or treat yourself! If you have already enjoyed these books, pick up as a Mother's Day treat for a fellow homeschooling mom! Don't forget to pin the image below so others can learn about these homeschool gifts for moms! Moms need encouragement and inspiration to get them through their homeschool high school journey! For the price of a Starbucks latte, curl up...
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Great Activities for Teens

Great Activities for Teens
The best part of homeschooling high school is engaging in fun and meaningful activities beyond academics. When not confined to a public school desk for many hours each day, children have time to discover and explore their passion! High school activities are important, not only for the joy the experiences create, but also the impression they will leave with colleges and future employers. Your list of high school activities becomes part of a comprehensive college application...
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5 Free Resources for a Personal Finance Class

5 Free Resources for a Personal Finance Class
Check out these 5 Free Resources for a Personal Finance Class. Each of these free resources will have a world view affecting their materials, and a purpose for promoting their agenda. That means you need to look it over first, and make sure it's a good fit. Remember that good, vigorous discussion will be helpful with any free classes, to make sure they match your family values. These are the resources I find the most objective...
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7 Big Ideas for Beating Homeschool Burnout

7 Big Ideas for Beating Homeschool Burnout
Are You Tired? Fatigued?  Need a Nap?  Here are 7 Big Ideas for Beating Homeschool Burnout A mom called me last week, ready to throw in the towel. My advice was simple. Hang on for a month and see if the feeling fades. January and February are the most difficult months for all teachers - public school, private school, and homeschool alike. Burnout can be mild or debilitating, depending on the person and the situation. Fatigue...
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What Will God Teach You?

What Will God Teach You?
On Facebook I asked a simple question, "What did God teach you during your first year of homeschooling?" The number one answer? Patience, of course! You Will Learn Patience! Just like these moms. "Patience!" ~ Leanne, Candace & others. Some seemed to SCREAM the answer in all caps! "Patience, persistence, and trusting to let him lead us and guide us." ~ Angela  "I learned to have patience and accept the will of God, because for the...
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Teenagers: Choosing Your Battles

Teenagers: Choosing Your Battles
Teenagers: Choosing Your Battles Teenagers. The very word can make adults shudder! Often the mere mention of the word is accompanied by a head shake or a groan. But it doesn't have to be that way. A little understanding and "choosing your battles" can go a long way with your teenager in your homeschool! Resistance is Futile Resistance can look like many things in teenagers - from refusing to put on a coat when asked, to...
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Homeschool Mom Secret Decoder

Homeschool Mom Secret Decoder
  Men and women are gender aliens. Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Pink talking and blue talking collide in waves of purplish conversations. How can we possibly cope when the two genders are so different? We just need some help so we can understand one another! Can't we all just get along? We just need to use my husband's top secret  " Homeschool Mom Secret Decoder "  Grab a cup of coffee...
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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...
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