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 Read-Aloud Families Create Successful Students

 Read-Aloud Families Create Successful Students
I believe that read-aloud families create successful students. I requested an opportunity to review, The Read-Aloud Family by Sarah Mackenzie to see w...
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7 Simple Steps to Planning 7th and 8th Grade

7 Simple Steps to Planning 7th and 8th Grade
It can be a temptation to totally panic when you start planning middle school for the first time. You may like my article, Taming Middle School A...
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Plan Ahead for a Challenging Homeschool Year for Parents

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Can you see a season of stress ahead of you? I'd love to show you how to plan ahead. When you know it's coming you can survive the stress wh...
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Plan Ahead for a Challenging Homeschool Year for Teens

Plan Ahead for a Challenging Homeschool Year for Teens
Occasionally a teenager will have a health, psychological, or emotional crisis that will make homeschooling seem virtually impossible. I'd love to hel...
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Thank you for the encouragement. Our children's well being and health are so important, school can be completed slightly slower th... Read More
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:47
Lee Binz
Hi Anita! Exactly! You know your children's needs best. Lee wants you to trust yourself, because you are the best guidance counsel... Read More
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 21:05
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The Perfect Plan for Homeschool High School

The Perfect Plan for Homeschool High School
 Planning the coming year with high school students? Let me give you a quick review of what you really need to cover each year of high school. Yo...
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Guest — Chris James
Great blog!! I think that's really a perfect plan for homeschooling high school. I have some plans for my high school child, I hav... Read More
Saturday, 04 August 2018 06:13
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17 Top Tips for College-Bound Teens

17 Top Tips for College-Bound Teens
Headed to college? Eventually high school ends, the final class is finished, and graduation has been celebrated. Start looking forward to the next ste...
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International Travel Tips

International Travel Tips
I was recently on a European River Cruise, and lots of people have been asking me for advice on international travel. Since this was my first time, I ...
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Church Worship Band for High School Credit

Church Worship Band for High School Credit
If your child is a member of your church's youth band, have you considered turning that into a high school fine art credit? If you are swimming in fin...
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How to Grade English Papers over Summer

How to Grade English Papers over Summer
Staring at a pile of English papers that need a grade? Here is how I suggest that you grade right now, during summer, so you can get the job done and ...
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Pros and Cons of Public and Christian University [for Christian Parents]

Pros and Cons of Public and Christian University [for Christian Parents]
I encourage parents to apply to both public and private universities. This short ebook explains the process of how to find a college: Finding a Colleg...
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Fast and Easy History Curriculum

Fast and Easy History Curriculum
Some people love history, and others… not so much. Faced with a history-phobic kid, social studies-hating kid, you don't have to skip the subject. If ...
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Thanks so much for The Great Courses supplement ideas!
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31 Educational Games for Teens

31 Educational Games for Teens
Games for teens can make summer more fun. Staying sane in summer requires a careful balance of structure (so the kids don't go crazy) and time away fr...
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Put Bible Class on Your Transcript

Put Bible Class on Your Transcript
If you are teaching religion classes at home, I suggest that you put Bible on the transcript, for 1 credit or 1/2 credit, each year you cover that sub...
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Top Homeschool Tip for Summer Vacation

Top Homeschool Tip for Summer Vacation
I took my favorite book with me on vacation almost every year - to read while my kids were reading something. Now I have to add my disclaimer, {This p...
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The "I'm Bored" Phenomenon

The "I'm Bored" Phenomenon
How did I cope with boys in the summer? I made an "I'm bored" list for my kids to use. I posted a list of things to do on the fridge. The lists were labeled "inside", "outside", "for money" and "special request". Any whining, or other expressions of boredom were directed there. The following is about 1/3 of each list from my fridge. I included every activity I could think of, and every toy in the...
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Thanks, Kela! When I made this list, I went through every closet and the garage, looking for things they like to do, and added so... Read More
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Guest — Kela
Wonderful list. With six children constantly telling my that i'm bored (no matter what the season), its really easy to get frustra... Read More
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  • Keeping Academic Records After Homeschool Graduation

    Parents need to keep the academic  records for their teens after  graduation . They may be needed for further education in 5 years.... or 10 years... or 30 years after the children have left the nest. Graduates may need a transcript for a job in the future, or some have even found they need course descriptions. Somewhere, somehow, you need to keep academic 

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  • How to Homeschool Independently

    "Old-fashioned" homeschooling is still your best bet for growing passionate learners! You can learn how to homeschool independently and take your life back. Instead of a "one-size-fits-all" assembly line education, choose the freedom to teach your children at their pace and consistent with your values. Pursue happiness while homeschooling, instead of pursuing the busyness so common in our society. 

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  • Come Spring Into Transcripts With Me!

    Let me guess.... You KNOW that you should get your homeschool transcript done now, but you really don't want to do it. You know you should, but it doesn't sound like fun, does it? 

    But wait! What if we can MAKE it fun??

    How about if I share with you all my easy-peasy, light-and-breezy tips for making transcripts in a

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  • Tips for Taking the PSAT®

    Even though high school testing seems a bit daunting when you are getting ready to take the first one, these tips for taking the  PSAT®  should help calm your nerves.

    When you register for the PSAT/NMSQT® (the full, official name of the test), you'll want to do it in June, prior to the test in the fall. You can read my article

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