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Can You Stop Now? Take this Quick Quiz!

Can You Stop Now? Take this Quick Quiz!
Can You Stop Now? Take this Quick Quiz! Maybe you should just finish up the school year by having a popcorn party. It's fast and fun, and a great way to stop one year and take a break before starting up again.Finishing School with The Popcorn Party PlanNot everyone should stop during the summer, but maybe YOU need to stop this summer.  So take the quiz and figure out what is REALLY the best option for...
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Changing Curriculum - Don't Start from the Beginning

Changing Curriculum - Don't Start from the Beginning
Changing Curriculum - Don't Start from the Beginning One problem I sometimes see is parents who repeatedly start over every time they buy new curriculum. That's what I want you to avoid. Instead, keep your focus on "challenging, not overwhelming." Their work shouldn't be boring, and they should be actively learning, but the work should also be easy enough so they can be successful - and not in over their head.If you have needed to start...
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Homeschooling Teenagers: Choose Your Battles

Homeschooling Teenagers: Choose Your Battles
There are challenges with homeschooling teenagers. A resistant 16-year-old can certainly have an attitude, at times, that makes you want to throw in the towel!  It's hard to be a Christian parent homeschooling a resistant teen who doesn't want to homeschool anymore.  It may seem like an uphill battle, but there are ways to find the right path for your family. The biggest factor in success of homeschooling is when the child WANTS to homeschool, you...
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How to Successfully Move to a New State While Homeschooling

How to Successfully Move to a New State While Homeschooling
Moving can mean a lot of change, but it can be good change! There are some things you can do to help your child make a smooth transition to a new location. Moving to a New State For homeschoolers, finding friends can be a priority. A homeschool co-op might be the best way to find homeschool friends. You can also look for homeschool support groups that have teen activities. Search local activities to see if they...
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Meal Planning and Freezer Meals

Meal Planning and Freezer Meals
How do you cope with a busy season of your life? People face difficulties all the time, and so do I. How do you manage to homeschool through challenges? The same way I work through challenges – by planning ahead. Meal Planning and Freezer Meals My husband was facing surgery last month, so I planned ahead. I filled my freezer FULL of dinners. I've done this and posted about it before, Gluten-Free + Costco + Freezer Cooking +...
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Overseas Homeschool Friends - Listen Up!

Overseas Homeschool Friends - Listen Up!
This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. If you are living overseas and are homeschooling because you are military, missionary, or for other reasons live outside the US, I have a great resource for you to add to your home library. The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition One of my overseas homeschool parents suggested this, so I asked to review...
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Tips for New Empty Nesters

Tips for New Empty Nesters
Tips for New Empty Nesters I found a marvelous collection of articles for parents that are sending their children off to college and becoming empty nesters. Check these out and let me know what you think!  Tips for First-Years This article has some tips on how to stay in touch with your child. What I loved even more, though, was this list: 3 Simple Steps for Academic Success Go to class.Do all of the homework and reading.Get...
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3 Big Cures for Homeschool Burnout

3 Big Cures for Homeschool Burnout
Burnout stings like a sunburn. It aches like a pulled muscle. It stinks like a teenager after a week-long mission trip. Here are three big cures for homeschool burnout that you can think about as you are planning for the coming year. Stop for summer You know, I think it just may be time to stop homeschooling for summer. Think about baseball players. Professional athletes get month off each year. They stop being athletes so they...
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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 help...
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How Do I Deal With Teenage Rebellion?

How Do I Deal With Teenage Rebellion?
The words "teenage" and "rebellion" may seem like they go hand in hand, but it hasn't always been that way. In the past, getting older meant a child was becoming an adult. Ask yourself a question about any behavior that you have been calling "rebellion." Is this behavior simply your child becoming an adult? Sometimes what we label as rebellion may simply be our child making decisions for themselves. How do I Deal with Teenage Rebellion? One thing that may...
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Guest — Jen
I love this article! My 12-year old asked for logic & Latin for this year's coursework. In researching resources, I came acros... Read More
Friday, 19 July 2013 13:21
Guest — Margie Collins
Thanks for this. I have recently prayed for wisdom as to recognising when to allow something different to what I want that is OK ... Read More
Thursday, 09 August 2012 04:11
Guest — Kimberly
We're going to skip the teenage years Our son is going to be a "young adult" instead - we're even going to have a "ceremony" on ... Read More
Thursday, 24 November 2011 08:14
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Are You Afraid of the Worst-Case Scenario in Your Homeschool?

Are You Afraid of the Worst-Case Scenario in Your Homeschool?
Are You Afraid of the Worst-Case Scenario in Your Homeschool? Six months before I first started homeschooling, I was stricken with severe dizziness and the doctors did tests to see if I had a brain tumor or multiple sclerosis. As I lay on my spinning-yet-stationary couch, I wondered how I would be able to homeschool in my condition. But knowing the situation in the public school, I was aware that SICK OR NOT, I could still...
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Guest — char
Lee, I think it would be a very good idea for you to publish a worst-case scenario homeschool survival handbook. Perhaps some of... Read More
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 22:16
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
That's a terrific idea, Char! Blessings, Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 11:55
Guest — DebbS
I think one of the best things about homeschooling is that your child is learning real life. There are times when our best laid pl... Read More
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 06:46
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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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How to Deal with Friends Who Don't Support Homeschooling

How to Deal with Friends Who Don't Support Homeschooling
Are you dealing with friends who don't support homeschooling? How do you deal with friends and family who just don't approve? There is the snippy way, which I don't recommend! There are other options as well! How to Deal with Friends Who Don't Support Homeschooling Lee,  I was wondering about relatives or friends who upon learning your child was now homeschooled decided to test them on information. They did not do this to a child who is...
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Guest — Jenn
We have a teacher friend who would question my kids at any occasion while all the kids were playing together, 2 hs, 2 public schoo... Read More
Thursday, 15 September 2011 11:06
Guest — Susan (HomeGrownKids)
Thanks Lee! I am already subbed via RSS and email to all your articles so I'll look forward to reading it. ... Read More
Thursday, 28 October 2010 14:20
Guest — Lee
Hi Susan, GREAT question - and I love your blog! Wait till you see my November newsletter on Delight-Directed learning! You're g... Read More
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 13:22
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Is My Homeschool Sucking the Love of Learning Out of My Child?

Is My Homeschool Sucking the Love of Learning Out of My Child?
Is My Homeschool Sucking the Love of Learning Out of My Child? Are you afraid your homeschooling style is sucking the love of learning out of your child? Click on Lee's video below to learn the most common reason for this feeling and how to encourage the love of learning!Are you worried about sucking the love of learning out of your child? How do you encourage the love of learning in your homeschool? Let me know in...
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Lee, "Your Goals This Year" is highlighted today on eBookDaily.com:... Read More
Saturday, 26 July 2014 12:14
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Our Community College Stories

Our Community College Stories
I go to a lot of college fairs in my business. At one community college, I was taken aside and warned to tell homeschoolers not to send their young children to community college!  I was told felons, including predators, were known to be on campus, and the staff worry about innocent homeschoolers.Although my children started attending community college early, they were well prepared for college. While there were some positive aspects to community college, they also had...
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Guest — Robyn Campbell
We have had a mixed reaction to our child's CC experience. The thing that worries me is how I see her changing. And she doesn't se... Read More
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 10:05
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Oh, Robyn! I'm so sorry! I have watched SO MANY of my homeschooling friends go through the same thing! It's disheartening, I know!... Read More
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 21:25
Guest — Lisa
I think this could apply to any college be it a community one or not.
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:41
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