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Be Kind to Yourself

Be Kind to Yourself
Speak kindly to yourself. You are God's precious child. He is kind and loving, and He wants us to be kind and loving to our self as well. Women, ...
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Lee Binz
Hi Jeanie! It's hard to homeschool in challenging situations, but we still need to be kind to our self. I'm glad this post has ble... Read More
Saturday, 26 May 2018 15:44
Jeanie Watkins
As a widowed mom,who did not do well in school myself, homescooling 4 children I am always questioning myself even though I believ... Read More
Saturday, 26 May 2018 15:23
Lee Binz
I'm so glad to hear that Amy! I had scheduled this post for later, but then suddenly there was a significant number of parents tha... Read More
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 21:33
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When you really want a Christian University

When you really want a Christian University
A private Christian school is a great idea, but you have to do your research. You may want to grab my free ebook, Finding a College You Love, to get a...
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Top Tips for Choosing a Career

Top Tips for Choosing a Career
Choosing a career for your child is not something you need to do in high school, and it's certainly not something you can do for another adult. So let...
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Lee Binz
Hi Krissy! I often suggest chemistry/chemical engineering or architecture for serious Lego fans. But more urgently, look at the N... Read More
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 15:45
Guest — Krissy
Hi! Thank you for your helpful and encouraging words. Do you have any suggestions for a 15-year-old who wants to be a Lego designe... Read More
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 12:02
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Pros and Cons of Graduating Late

Pros and Cons of Graduating Late
Each family is different and only the parent is in the best position to decide on a gradation date. That said, let's think through the pros and c...
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Guest — Julie Tomlinson
My son is 3 years behind in core subjects but not reading. HIs focus is Math and Language ARts right now as told by another HOmesc... Read More
Monday, 07 May 2018 16:41
Lee Binz
That's a completely justified reason to graduate late. Your son has basically gone through a season of forced-unschooling. There m... Read More
Monday, 07 May 2018 20:28
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Online Dual Enrollment Classes

Online Dual Enrollment Classes
Online dual enrollment classes are available in many states, but, like anything else, have pros and cons. Before enrolling, become informed,...
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Technology Addiction and the Coming Zombie Apocalypse

Technology Addiction and the Coming Zombie Apocalypse
Every once in a while, I'll run across a parent that says "My child is struggling with a gaming addiction" or other tech-related addiction. Often, the...
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Teaching Degree will NOT Make a Better Home Educator [Infographic]

Teaching Degree will NOT Make a Better Home Educator [Infographic]
A degree in teaching will NOT make you a better home educator. Certified teachers often struggle to let go of teaching and testing. Those skills are i...
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 7 Ways a Morning Meeting Makes Homeschooling Better

 7 Ways a Morning Meeting Makes Homeschooling Better
Do you have morning meetings with your students? A short daily check-in with each child can make your homeschooling run more smoothly in these 7 ...
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Top 20 Tips from 2017

Top 20 Tips from 2017
These are my best blog posts about college admission and scholarships over the past year. Make sure you save and pin them! Pre-calculus and calculus w...
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Options for Handling Homeschool Failure

Options for Handling Homeschool Failure
What would you do if your child REALLY failed a homeschool class - refused to do history, for example? Let's talk about how to cope, as a homeschool m...
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Guest — Kaye
I love this! I had a son who ‘flunked’ math his freshman AND sophomore year. He doesn’t like math and put forth negative effort. ... Read More
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 03:22
Robin
So true, Kaye! I'm so impressed that you trusted yourself. You know your son best, and you exhibited wisdom in giving the grades ... Read More
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 22:29
Guest — Clare Ansah
Hi I was wondering if my daughter could retake the same final test in her English course, in order to get a higher grade?... Read More
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 00:11
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How to Have a Morning Meeting in 4 Easy Steps

How to Have a Morning Meeting in 4 Easy Steps
There is a simple strategy that can cure many homeschool woes. This one thing can help you get math done, find balance at home, eliminate cheating and...
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Qualities NOT Measured by Tests [Free Printable Poster]

Qualities NOT Measured by Tests [Free Printable Poster]
Sometimes, I post something that really strikes the heart of my readers. An old post I had about measuring character qualities other than academi...
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Slow Down and Savor Homeschooling [This is not a race after all]

Slow Down and Savor Homeschooling [This is not a race after all]
Homeschooling is not a race to the finish. It's a time of life to relish and enjoy your child and the journey, and savor homeschooling. Most parents a...
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Good Parenting Requires Hard Conversations

Good Parenting Requires Hard Conversations
Before I began homeschooling, I worked as a counselor at a pro-life Crisis Pregnancy Center with young pregnant clients who were mostly Christian. It ...
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Choosing a College Major and Career

Choosing a College Major and Career
Choosing a college major or career is overwhelming for teens sometimes. That's because they think it's a life-long decision that can't be changed. Not...
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