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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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Homeschool Curriculum - Too Many Choices!

Homeschool Curriculum - Too Many Choices!
One mom asked me a simple question:  what should she use for writing instruction.  She asked about some specific programs, so I asked her if she had purchased anything.  She owned Sonlight Language Arts, Write Shop, Write at Home, and Institute for Excellence in Writing.  "Which one is the best?" she asked. Here is the problem:  too many great options.  All of these programs are well-reviewed, and I have heard great reports (and some negative reports)...
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Guest — Lisa
We're using Jump In this year with both our boys, and so far it's going well.
Monday, 21 September 2009 19:45
Guest — Kerry
We LOVE Time4Writing online writing courses. My son adores getting feedback on his writing from someone else other than just "mom... Read More
Monday, 21 September 2009 06:09
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In a Lather About Homeschool? Rinse and Repeat!

In a Lather About Homeschool?  Rinse and Repeat!
I was thinking thinking about the shampoo bottle, and how it says, "Lather, Rinse, and Repeat."  First of all, who actually repeats?  Is it just a marketing ploy to get us to use more shampoo?Later on, I was talking to an upset parent who was trying to choose curriculum. In a lather about curriculum choices?  It's amazing how much there is to choose from these days!  It's overwhelming!  I know that choosing curriculum can work parents...
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Accredited vs. Independent Homeschool

Accredited vs. Independent Homeschool
I was looking at an accredited homeschool program the other day, looking for "messages".  At first I was very impressed.  Then I read the details.  Let's do a little compare and contrast."Each curriculum package is individualized" - but they only use the textbook/workbook/school-at-home learning.  That's not a very high percentage of homeschoolers' chosen strategy."These outstanding curriculum choices coupled with the expertise of your advisor" - but the only expertise you truly need is the love for...
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Guest — Lee
Thanks, Scott! Blessings, Lee
Monday, 06 July 2009 18:50
Guest — Scott Somerville
Thanks for writing this, Lee! I've known some families who truly needed an accredited program for one reason or another(such as m... Read More
Monday, 22 June 2009 15:46
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Is it Rebellion or Just Growing Up?

Is it Rebellion or Just Growing Up?
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.  Look at their behavior that you call "rebellion" and ask yourself some questions.  Is this behavior really my child simply becoming an adult?  Because sometimes what we label as rebellion may simply be the child making decisions for themselves.One thing that may help (MAY...
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Guest — Cheryl
Great food for thought! Thanks so much.
Thursday, 16 February 2012 15:32
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Commit Your Plans to the Lord!

Commit Your Plans to the Lord!
"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed."Proverbs 16:3That's quite a promise there!  I love how the Bible says your PLANS will succeed.  He doesn't promise your CURRICULUM will succeed.  Chances are there will be some curriculum choices along the way that won't work.  The good news is that your plans will succeed when you commit what you do to the Lord.  "Here God, this is for you.  You carry the burden."Commit...
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Guest — J W
Wow, I definitely wouldn't be able to go to a *real* conference this weekend, but the virtual conference will fit nicely around ev... Read More
Sunday, 27 July 2008 07:31
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Must Do, May Do and Can't Stop Doing!

Must Do, May Do and Can't Stop Doing!
At this time of the year, friends are discussing their curriculum choices for next year. I have been asked by several people what we used during the high school years. Every child is unique, of course, but here is a snapshot of our freshman year:These are the things I made them do: American Literature & Composition (Sonlight 100) American History (Sonlight 100) Biology with Lab (Apologia) Algebra 1 (Jacob's Algebra) Fine Arts 1: American Art (art...
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Guest — J W
Must do - I made my shopping list for the WHO convention, and I'm not even going to think about it until the materials arrive on m... Read More
Wednesday, 04 June 2008 15:55
Guest — Lee
So many people have been talking about Notgrass! I think I'll have to look at that book at the curriculum fair. It's become very... Read More
Sunday, 01 June 2008 19:45
Guest — My Twenty Cents Keeps Moving
My son is in 8th grade next year so we are getting ready to get ready for high school. We are using Apologia's 8th grade science ... Read More
Sunday, 01 June 2008 18:15
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