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Homeschool English Evaluation

Homeschool English Evaluation
Sometimes combining subjects works perfectly.  Other times it can be best to separate subjects.  My best advice is always do what works - and if it doesn't work, then try something else. My 13 yr old son can recite to me things he has learned or read but when I ask him to write a paper on it, he freezes up and the knowledge simply never makes it on the paper. It's like his brain knows...
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Guest — Merri
Good idea to teach it as a separate subject. One thing I do with my younger (elementary) boys is have them write in a journal eve... Read More
Tuesday, 26 October 2010 07:34
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5 Ideas for Moms Raising Teen Boys

5 Ideas for Moms Raising Teen Boys
We interrupt this program...Hi everyone....Matt here.  One of Lee's Facebook friends asked whether I had any tips for mom's raising teen boys.  Although I've never been a mom, I have raised teen boys.  With that obvious shortcoming, I humbly offer the following 5 ideas: Be aware of the dynamic going on.  Your son is changing from dependence to leadership.  He is learning to lead a family both by watching his dad, but also by "practicing" on...
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Guest — Jenny
So what if their response to the example in #4 is to simply NOT do the work? and they have no reaction to the consequence?
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 21:22
Guest — Lee
Have you seen my husband's video on Raising Boys vs. Raising Men? Here is the link: Bl... Read More
Monday, 16 November 2009 11:14
Guest — Craig
#1 and #3 are interesting. The thought of him practicing to be a leader on his mom is something i have never heard. Can yo offer a... Read More
Monday, 16 November 2009 07:57
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Homeschool Lessons from Nature: Bluejays are Like Boys

Homeschool Lessons from Nature: Bluejays are Like Boys
Blue jays are like teenage boys.  I was watching some gorgeous Blue Jays in my backyard.  They are remarkably blue, and fairly large birds about the size of crows.  Three of them were making a lot of noise together, when suddenly one of the birds started acting funny.  Flapping his wings widely, he looked like he was hurt.  He started making loud noises, and opening is mouth wide, like he was gagging.  Poor bird! The other...
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Guest — Lee
Thanks, Christy! It all started with this blog post a long time ago: Read More
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 10:21
Guest — Christy
I am loving the nature-related posts
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 10:14
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Raising Boys v. Raising Men

Raising Boys v. Raising Men
Matt recorded this YouTube from one of his articles.  I hope you enjoy it!     Subscribe to my YouTube channel!
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Guest — Sally
My third son is now in this power struggle time. We noticed it with the older two sons beginning around age 12. You did a great ... Read More
Monday, 25 May 2009 12:27
Guest — J W
"I think it might vary from girl to girl, but generally us girls might want to get out from under Mom's wing from time to time. ... Read More
Tuesday, 19 May 2009 20:07
Guest — Janet
Wow, thank you for that. My husband and I just listened to it. I wouldn't mind reading more about this subject. Our oldest is 1... Read More
Monday, 18 May 2009 18:55
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Homeschool - Make Time for Fun!

Homeschool - Make Time for Fun!
When we were homeschooling, I found a family that had boys the same age as my boys.  Almost every week, we would meet together.  The boys would play board games together, or other activities.  Many times they played educational games, but not always.  Sometimes it was just goofing off!  At the same time, I would sit and have coffee with the other mom.  What a joy!  Sipping coffee, tasting a brownie, stitching some needlepoint, we would...
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Guest — Lisa
Great advice! My two boys' best friends are a family with five (soon to be six) boys. They love to play basketball and other sport... Read More
Thursday, 29 January 2009 18:55
Guest — J W
We were burning out on five days of school a week, so I decided this year the Fridays would be "fun days." Sometimes our "fun day... Read More
Wednesday, 28 January 2009 20:31
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School Strategy for Little (and not so little) Boys

School Strategy for Little (and not so little) Boys
When my boys were little, we took a lot of car trips. We would stop at almost every rest stop, and have the boys run races with Daddy. Sometimes they would throw the ball or chase the dog. The exercise seemed to get them settled down again, for another long stint in the car. We used the same strategies when the boys were doing high school work. We had them become involved with sports: soccer, swim...
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Guest — Lee
Hi Christy, I'm sure these strategies would work with kinesthetic girls, too, but it does seem like the majority of boys really d... Read More
Monday, 19 May 2008 08:48
Guest — Christy
I did this when they were younger. I'd have them go outside and run around the yard X times. Thanks for the reminder that I can s... Read More
Monday, 19 May 2008 05:25
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