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Homeschooling From the End of Your Rope

Homeschooling From the End of Your Rope
If you have ever reached the end of your rope..... well, you are NOT alone. It's nice to be able to share your feelings with another ordinary mom of imperfect children.   Read this letter, and maybe you will see your own feeling.  Christy wrote:"Help!  Pat me on the back, hug me and tell me he's not going to be a ditch digger!  My son is skipping half the work in his grammar book, I can't read...
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Deschooling Gently: A Step by Step Guide to Fearless Homeschooling

Deschooling Gently: A Step by Step Guide to Fearless Homeschooling
Does your teen have a REALLY rotten attitude?  I have seen this sort of thing before, and then PRESTO! The kid turns it around - usually when they find a thing that really floats their boat. Let me throw in a few ideas:Do you remember when the kids were babies, and things would get really hard and miserable? One thing that helped me at THAT stage of life, was realizing that those things usually only lasted...
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Guest — Lee
Debbie, Thanks for the encouragement! Blessings, Lee
Thursday, 13 August 2009 05:02
Guest — Debbie
Lee - Thanks for getting to the heart of things here. This is a rough time in life, but it helps with this reminder to keep looki... Read More
Wednesday, 12 August 2009 22:42
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Academics and Attitude

Academics and Attitude
*** A client was dealing with attitude problems with her 13 yo girl*** I know how difficult it can be to deal with "attitude" rather than academics. I can suggest one strategy that seems to help with older teens - and it may work with a mature 13yo girl. I suggest that you have HER choose curriculum. Not just "any" curriculum. But give her three choices for each subject: 3 math, 3 english, etc. Make sure...
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