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Consulting with Computer Geeks

Consulting with Computer Geeks
Do you love a teenage computer geek?  Don't you wish someone had a user's manual for them?  They can be as difficult to decipher as a JavaScript manual written in Chinese!  Let me throw a few ideas into the mix!  When I'm consulting with parents of computer geeks, I always try to touch on a few key topics:Grab credits where you can
Your child may be learning computer languages or other highly technical skills that are often learned in...
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Guest — Karen
I have a computer geek for a son. When he was in high school I allowed him to take a networking class from the local high school. ... Read More
Friday, 28 September 2012 09:44
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Why Teens Love The HomeScholar

Why Teens Love The HomeScholar
It's ironic, really,  My children thought I was pretty tough on them.  But other people's teenagers seem to think I give great advice! Sometimes I talk to "Type A Mom" who is trying to cover two entire English courses during the same year, or the mother who insists on 5 or more AP classes at a time.  My advice to lighten up, and adjust expectations can be a huge relief to teenagers.Sometimes I talk to "Type...
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Need Homeschool Help? Private Consultation vs. The Gold Care Club.

Need Homeschool Help? Private Consultation vs. The Gold Care Club.
Panicky parents are asking for appointments.  With so many requests for a consultation, my calendar is filling up months in advance.  If you need an appointment my fee is $125 per hour.  You can get more information here. A much cheaper and much quicker option is to join the Gold Care Club.  As long as you can remember to call me on Wednesdays, you'll get help quickly, and it's only $97 per month for 20 minutes...
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When You Need a Homeschool Friend

When You Need a Homeschool Friend
No matter where you live, if you need a friend, I'm here for you!  Sometimes what you REALLY need is a veteran homeschool mom who will listen ... brainstorm ... encourage and support you!  Even though I live in Seattle, this morning I had a consultation with a mother in Florida.  This afternoon I have an appointment with a parent in China.  Tomorrow I'm meeting with a homeschooler located in Montana.In fact, this is the time...
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Thursday, 23 April 2009 06:24
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Turn Passion Into Homeschool High School Credit

Turn Passion Into Homeschool High School Credit
Let me demonstrate how to think through the process using the interest of the child and incorporating that into delight-directed learning.A homeschool boy loves the show "Warriors" on The History Channel and just can't get enough.  He read the hosts biography and has a desire to imitate his hero.  His mother wrote to me, looking for ways to translate this interest into "school."  Here are the suggestions I gave her.Dear [Gold Care Club Mom,]I don't think...
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Guest — J W
Oh, and instead of a degree in anthropology, I'd recommend journalism or Radio-TV-Film with emphasis on TV documentaries (Universi... Read More
Thursday, 26 March 2009 18:49
Guest — J W
I presume the student has read Sun Tzu's book The Art of War? It's worth mentioning because it's an ancient classic still used to... Read More
Wednesday, 25 March 2009 22:07
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Bungee Jumping and Homeschool Consulting

Bungee Jumping and Homeschool Consulting
Homeschool consulting gives me a thrill not unlike bungee jumping. I used to work as a nurse in a hospital, and I felt the same way about that job. I just LOVE helping people and caring for people. This week I had an email exchange with a mom, and she said some nice things about my ebook, so I asked her permission to use her name and quote on my website. After saying "yes!" she also...
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How to Nail Down Jello

How to Nail Down Jello
Wilma shared that her first homeschool student received wonderful scholarships for college, but she has concerns that her second child doesn't have a college major in mind.Dear Wilma,Congratulations on your son's scholarships!  Woo Hoo!About your daughter....  I think your best bet is to stay as flexible as possible.  Since she is interested in art, people (think about psychology perhaps,) business, AND being a vet, I would recommend a Liberal Arts college.  Make sure you pick one...
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The Downside of Wide Screen TVs

The Downside of Wide Screen TVs
When parents are REALLY anxious about high school, my favorite thing to do is get together.  It takes about three hours talking them "down from the ledge" and explain all the high school issues in one fun coffee klatch.  When I started getting calls from around the country, I took a huge step of faith, and recorded myself giving my 3 hour presentation.  That's how we ended up with the DVD "Preparing to Homeschool High School." ...
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What, Me Worry??

What, Me Worry??
If only our worries were something that we could put in a box and hide in a closet....  Do you ever just wish you could give your worries to someone else, and let THEM worry about it instead of doing that yourself?  That's sort of what I do in my job.  When people make a consulting appointment, I always encourage them to send me a list of questions they may have about high school.  I promise...
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Homeschooling High School? Start Here!

Homeschooling High School? Start Here!
Amazing FREE 5-Part Mini-Course Reveals: "The 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make When Homeschooling High School" Click Here To Get FREE Mini-Course Welcome! Get your homeschooling high school questions answered here!  High school transcripts, record keeping, grades, credits, course planning and college admissions - I'm here to address your concerns. Email me your questions and be sure you subscribe to this blog because I update the content daily.  Enjoy your visit!
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Hello there, the Team at the HSBA Post would like to congratulate you on being one of the 2008 winners! Please read more here: h... Read More
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