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5 Tips for a Balanced Summer

5 Tips for a Balanced Summer
Want to learn how to remain sane AND retain skills? When my kids were in middle school and high school, we did just a bit of structured school each da...
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Top Homeschool Tip for Summer Vacation

Top Homeschool Tip for Summer Vacation
I took my favorite book with me on vacation almost every year - to read while my kids were reading something. Now I have to add my disclaimer, {This p...
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Let's Talk About Money

Let's Talk About Money
Matt Binz here (Mr. HomeScholar). I wanted to speak directly to whoever handles money matters in your family.   The College Launch Solution ...
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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 ...
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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
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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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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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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
Robin
Hi Clare, Absolutely! If the test was taken at home, in a course taught by you, it's entirely up to your discretion. In her blog ... Read More
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 21:57
Robin
Hi Kelly, Lee says that you can definitely have your student retake the class at home - she recommends it - so your child will le... Read More
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 21:48
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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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