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Scripture Study for Today with Your Teens

Scripture Study for Today with Your Teens
Scripture Study for Today with Your Teens It's a confusing time. Today is a great day to spend time in the Word with your kids.What do we know?"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."Romans 8:28It's all gonna be ok.What do we say?"Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to...
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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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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 package,...
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Scripture Study on Winners and Losers

Scripture Study on Winners and Losers
Talking with a homeschool group, my friend Kathy shared a scripture study on winning and losing. I think it's wonderful!  It will be a great quick study for summer - no matter how old or young your children are! Be a Good Winner AND a Good LoserBy Kathy Moore EdgrenUsed with permission BE A GOOD WINNER1. Be A Gracious Winner When you win, share the praise! "Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;  someone...
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The Best High School Guidance Counselor

The Best High School Guidance Counselor
You are the best high school guidance counselor for your child!  This article illustrates one way that you are better than a school counselor For the College-Bound, Smart Ways to Borrow."Families should recognize that higher education is a business, backed by Madison Avenue-scale marketing, and the advice they receive is likely to be biased. High school counselors encourage students to apply to "name" colleges to boost the high school's reputation, says Bissonnette. College financial aid officers...
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Homeschooling Teens: Summer is Coming! Time to Work!

Homeschooling Teens: Summer is Coming! Time to Work!
I was doing a Bible Study on Work.  I remembered all those summers with my high school boys.  It's so important to teach a strong work ethic!  Perhaps  it's a good time to take a moment with your teens and reflect on these verses.  These could be great for memory work and discussion topics before summer. God created man to work (Genesis 2:15).The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden...
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Guest — Andrea
My oldest son worked all his holidays for 3 years at a moving company - believe me, it was hard work! But he learned so much and g... Read More
Monday, 30 May 2011 06:30
Guest — J W
So far, all I've done for planning is say, "We'd better come up with something or we'll both be flipping burgers," LOL! Thanks fo... Read More
Sunday, 29 May 2011 10:41
Guest — Lee
Cindy, Agreed! They do have to be a kid. I think we have to teach them about hard work, and expect some hard work, but at the sa... Read More
Sunday, 29 May 2011 06:40
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What about it? Socialization in the news.

What about it? Socialization in the news.
It was a bad day for local schools in my newspaper the other day.  In the Thursday paper I read these stories: Highline student charged with violent rape attempt By Levi Pulkkinen, Seattle PI.  A Highline High School student accused of attacking a teen girl with a brick has been charged with attempted rape.Des Moines teens could face pornography charges by The Associated Press Public school teens at a party shared cell phone video of classmates,...
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Guest — J W
Yeah... Helloooo... Things have been horribly wrong for decades. The only reason I wasn't terrified of setting foot in my alma ... Read More
Thursday, 12 May 2011 18:30
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Can't Get Enough Jane Austen?

Can't Get Enough Jane Austen?
Those of you who follow along on my blog have seen photos of our "Pemberly Ball."  My son is Presidents of the Pemberly Society - the Jane Austen Club at Seattle Pacific University.  He organized a Regency Era Ball this month.  Since posting about the ball, many people have written to me asking where the girls got their lovely gowns.  Being the mother of boys, I must say that I don't have a clue!  But I...
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Guest — J W
Ooooooooooo, off on a bunny trail here, but I'll bet Threadbangers would like to know about the "prom dress remakes" that the Jane... Read More
Sunday, 01 March 2009 10:09
Guest — J W
Oh, and by the way, we spell home economics "occupational education." If the Washington state lists "occupational education" as o... Read More
Sunday, 01 March 2009 07:06
Guest — J W
Oh, that facebook on Pride & Prejudice is really funny! I'd like to see one on Mannesfield Manor. By the way, my Mom and you... Read More
Friday, 27 February 2009 21:53
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Homeschool "Pemberly Ball" Gowns

Homeschool "Pemberly Ball" Gowns
If you are considering a "Pemberly Ball" for your own homeschool literary studies, you might be interested in how to find the costumes!  Here is the email from my son's Pemberly Society Vice-President, describing the process.Have fun!Hello everyone,Although costumes for the Pemberley ball are not required, I'm sure some of you would like to come in one anyway and are wondering how to put one together on a student's budget. As someone who has bought, constructed,...
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Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:30
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NEWSFLASH! Teenagers can be hard to deal with!

NEWSFLASH!  Teenagers can be hard to deal with!
Teenagers are hard.  They can often be unmotivated, self-centered, messy, and tired.  As a nurse, I know that some of that is because of their age.  Did you know that the average teen needs 8-10 hours of sleep each night?  And yet they tend to be completely resistant to sleep.There's a problem in those two facts!But as much trouble as they are, having them at home can be a huge help.  At home they can get...
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The scary part is that once they go away to college, they won't have any loving parents to keep them from acting on their lack of ... Read More
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Guest — Lee
Christy, One day we'll be old and gray. Very, VERY gray. Then we will know we have survived :-) Blessings, Lee... Read More
Friday, 16 January 2009 19:37
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"thanks," she said in a tone that didn't sound as if she was convinced.
Friday, 16 January 2009 17:03
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Gap Year Help

Gap Year Help
A client called for a consultation, asking me about scholarships, and taking a "Gap Year" before college.  After we spoke, I emailed her some additional resources.  Maybe it will be a perfect fit for your family too!  Here is the reading and resource materials for you to enjoy.Scholarship Help: "How to Get the BIG Scholarships" on DVD Other Scholarship Help: How to Go to College For Almost Free CLEP Study Official Study Guide Subject Study Guides...
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Guest — Lee
Thank you, Rachel! That's very kind of you! Blessings, Lee
Tuesday, 23 December 2008 07:29
Guest — Rachel V.O.
Must do Christmas shopping yet before i can do Christmas wrapping.... I've been reading your blogs recently - they're really good... Read More
Tuesday, 23 December 2008 06:56
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A Time of Discovery

A Time of Discovery
I wrote this in 2006:Our professor friend invited us to a lecture on economics at a downtown Seattle public policy Think Tank.  He said that Alex would love the lecture given by one of the architects of Reagonomics.   "I don't know why I never thought of it before, but Alex would just love Discovery Institute.  I guess I just didn't think of it until I saw the lecture on economics."  My husband took Alex to the...
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Hi Lee - I had a similar experience with my 14 yo dd. She was offered an internship at a very prestigious vet clinic in our area. ... Read More
Thursday, 11 December 2008 02:58
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What I'm Thankful For

What I'm Thankful For
I'm thankful that my kids go to a Christian College.  I loved hearing about their stories from Seattle Pacific University!I love the Christian College "Roomies" tradition.  My son Alex has gone on group dates with his floor - they call these events "Roomies" and it's sort of like a dance, only no dancing and no dating.  One "Roomies" they went ice skating, then to "Bubble Tea" and then to see the city lights from the local...
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very interesting to get this story at this particular time. Onthe way home from church just a short while ago I was questioning an... Read More
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Guest — Diane S
Enjoyed hearing about your college boys. I'm thankful for the Christian college that my daughter is attending and for seeing her ... Read More
Friday, 08 October 2010 17:43
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[...] engineering student at Seattle Pacific University - a junior - and he LOVES it!  Here is a photo, Kevin is on the right.   K... Read More
Friday, 01 May 2009 18:02
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Michael Phelps - Superhero!

Michael Phelps has ADD - did you know that?  His mother was able to take what could have been a detriment, and turned it into a huge advantage.  I love this article titled "Michael Phelps' Mom on How to Raise an ADHD Superstar."  It states that "Behind almost every ADHD success story is a devoted parent (or two)." Read the article from Did you read about my newsletter article about the boy homeschool graduate with...
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There are many children/people with ADHD who have some sort of superpowers. But the sad thing is, most of them are kind of ashamed... Read More
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WOW! I just read Matt's series, and it is fabulous. It really fits a lot with what my husband and I have been talking about this s... Read More
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College at Home Options

College at Home Options
View this quick video on the process.Here are the books I recommend on the subject:* "Accelerated Distance Learning" by Homeschool Graduate Brad Voeller.* or Bears Guide To Earning College Degrees Nontraditionally by BearHere's how it works: You pick and choose from online classes across the nation. All the work is done at home.  All the results from those different online experiences are all sent to one distant location, to a real university.  If you choose to...
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Lee has three core beliefs about homeschooling: homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment; every child deserves a college-prep education whether or not they choose to go to college, and parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children. Lee does not judge your homeschool or evaluate your children. Instead, she comes alongside to help and encourage parents homeschooling high school.

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