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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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Cyber Monday with The HomeScholar!

Cyber Monday with The HomeScholar!
Cyber Monday with The HomeScholar! My Cyber Monday sale is geared to helping you!  Finding the Faith to Homeschool High School will give you a refreshing perspective on homeschooling. When you homeschool high school, sometimes the only thing separating success from failure is faith and a friend. This book will give you both! Imagine sitting across the table with a dear friend at your favorite coffee shop, sharing struggles and scriptures with each other. Let Lee...
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Home Field Advantage: 16 Resources for Homeschooling High School

Home Field Advantage: 16 Resources for Homeschooling High School
Home Field Advantage: 16 Resources for Homeschooling High School Here are 16 resources for the BIG GAME we call homeschool high school. Read these tips for each step of the way. Each section has an article and resource, if you want some encouragement. Learn how you have the home field advantage as you homeschool through high school. Tailgate Party = Elementary School Learn to love learning True socialization Article: 6 Ways to Declare Homeschool Independence Book:...
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Missionary in the Philippines to College Admission and Scholarships

Missionary in the Philippines to College Admission and Scholarships
Missionary in the Philippines to College Admission and Scholarships It can seem pretty scary to be overseas as a missionary, and at the same time want your homeschooled teen to come back to the US for college admission. But guess what? It's possible! And homeschool parents just like you are successful! Check out this letter from Nancy, a missionary mom in the Philippines. See what tips you can glean from her, to help you as you...
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High School Centered Around Interests

High School Centered Around Interests
High School Centered Around Interests Tricia wrote to share her graduation story. Read about her success overcoming obstacles, and creating a high school centered around the interests of her daughter. You'll be so encouraged today!   I would love to share the story of my recent graduate from Homeschool because ours is such a testimony of what God can do when we don't see how it will ever work out! We recently graduated our second daughter...
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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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Summer is an Easy Time for Hard Topics

Summer is an Easy Time for Hard Topics
Summer is an Easy Time for Hard Topics Having "The Talk" about porn. Yikes! Yup, you just have to do it. No exceptions. It's hard to get everything covered during a school year. Math, English, Science, History - it can all be pretty overwhelming on its own, without adding anything extra. So can I make a suggestion? This summer, spend a little time covering one of the most important topics in this strange new world of...
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4 Key Ideas for Entertaining the Littles While Homeschooling the Bigs

4 Key Ideas for Entertaining the Littles While Homeschooling the Bigs
4 Key Ideas for Entertaining the Littles While Homeschooling the Bigs Here are four fresh idea for parents with little ones at home. These ideas may be new to you, or ideas you have used before and need to dust-off and use again. I know it can be difficult when you are homeschooling with little ones, or have a large family. It's important to find ways to keep your sanity and make the family run smoothly....
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Transcripts & Applying to College Can Be a Breeze!

Transcripts & Applying to College Can Be a Breeze!
Transcripts & Applying to College Can Be a Breeze! It's that time of year again, when my Gold Care Club members are graduating their children. I love hearing about their successes, and I feel their uncertainty about facing the empty nest after years of homeschooling. I got this sweet note from Jennifer recently. Check it out! With a heavy heart I am writing you an email to say goodbye.  My last home schooled child is graduating...
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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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