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Facing My Biggest Challenges

Facing My Biggest Challenges
What's one homeschooling challenge you've faced, and what solutions did you find?   Fear of failure is one challenge I think all homeschool parents experience.  During the early days of our homeschooling, it seemed relatively easy.  In high school, though, parents are faced with subjects they don’t understand.  My biggest challenges involved calculus, physics, and foreign language.   I researched the problem, and found a surprising solution.  I did not have to learn the subjects myself,...
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What Homeschooling High School Looks Like

What Homeschooling High School Looks Like
What does homeschooling look like? When people ask me what homeschooling looks like, I often tell them it looks like my boy, lying on top of my dog, reading a book in the sun.  Our homeschool room was the room with the dog and the book.  We had a rigorous, academic homeschool, and so we were often busy from about 8:00 in the morning until about 3:00 in the afternoon.  I had a schedule and an...
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Take CLEP when you are DONE

Take CLEP when you are DONE
  It's helpful to take the CLEP test when you are "done" with a subject - the problem is knowing what "done" means. Rachel asked, " I am wondering if it could make sense to take the CLEP on a subject right after the student has successfully completed it, rather than waiting until the last year of high school and taking several then.  Are there any disadvantages to this method (taking them as the subjects are...
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Considering Homeschooling

Considering Homeschooling
  What advice would you give to a mom who is considering homeschooling?   Don't doubt it for a second - you CAN homeschool! You don't have to be afraid - you won't ruin your child's future or jeopardize their college chances! You can provide a superior education for your kids that will open doors for them. Your love for your child will ensure success beyond your wildest dreams!   At the same time, don’t try...
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Queen of Crime Course Title

Queen of Crime Course Title
What a great idea!  Take a classic book and turn it into a springboard for English and science!  Take a look at Debbies ideas about a class on Agatha Christie , and learn how to come up with creative, outside the box, class titles and course descriptions. I am trying to come up with a great name for a course description I'm/we are currently working on with my daughter. She is going into 11th grade next...
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Relax and Renew

Relax and Renew
Summer... time to relax and renew!  Summer provides an opportunity to do tasks that were set aside during the school year. Perhaps your focus is on snuggling young children, relaxing in a hammock, or inventing activities to keep young ones busy. Whatever your summer brings, I'd love to help!  Read my article " 5 Goals for Summer Success " as you catch up with your homeschool tasks.  I have tons of activities for younger children on...
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The Greatest Advantages of Homeschooling

The Greatest Advantages of Homeschooling
  What do you think are the greatest advantages of homeschooling? Several summers ago my two sons were invited to compete in a full-tuition scholarship competition. There were ten winners out of 108 students. Two of the winners were homeschoolers.  Both were mine.  I wondered later, “How did that happen!?” I believe it happened because of four great advantages of homeschooling through high school.   The Curriculum Advantage Many homeschoolers have a very rigorous academic plan....
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Getting it done with an Accountability Buddy!

Getting it done with an Accountability Buddy!
I always enjoy getting to know my Gold Care Club members.  Some members will come and go - maybe it's a light summer month, and they have extra time for paperwork tasks.  Maybe they are taking the holidays off, and want to take some continuing education classes.  Other members join just when the pressure is intense and the need is urgent.  And some members will stay for years, methodically working on one child at a time...
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Good Things Can Happen To You Too!

Good Things Can Happen To You Too!
Don't give up!  Every year parents contact me surprised at their own successes.  Face this coming year with confidence and determination.  Read what Renee, Janet, and Kathleen have shared.  What will YOUR story be?  When the year is done, and you have the results of your hard work, let me know.  I love to encourage others! Renee wrote: I just wanted to write and thank you for the encouragement you provided as my daughter applied to...
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Book Saves Bacon! Result Priceless!

Book Saves Bacon! Result Priceless!
I was chatting with my Friends on Facebook , kind of complaining about a lack of summer in Seattle actually, and Anna commented about how my book, Setting the Records Straight , "saved her bacon" LOL!  It was so sweet, but then she sent a follow -up message. Anna wrote: "I would be remiss if I didn't give credit where credit is due. The hardest part was starting the transcript. I stared at my header for...
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What About That Prom!

What About That Prom!
  Some homeschoolers would like a Prom, and others aren't interested.  This is for all you party-loving prom-providing parents!  How do you create a fun and wholesome prom for homeschoolers?  Donna has some great suggestions! Hello Lee,   I’m happy to share what I know about the local Christian homeschool prom in our area last month. I had hoped to have this to you sooner, but it has been one whirlwind of a month!   Through...
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Choose Peace

Choose Peace
Are you the parent scrambling frantically to finish every problem in every book before you can relax for the summer?  I encourage you to focus on "choosing peace."  Look at each thing you are trying to finish. Does it need to be done?  If you are 80% done with the book, that should be enough.  Public schools finish 80% to finish the subject, and so can you. Does it impact your mental health?  Weigh the pros...
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The Great Courses for High School Credit

The Great Courses for High School Credit
  My Gold Care Club members love having their biggest questions answered promptly - and they love having a monthly webinar too!  Recently Anne shared her burning question for the week, and I thought it would be helpful information for others as well. My burning question for this week is:  What about The Great Courses company?  Are their DVDs enough to “count?  I know you said that just reading Susan Wise Bauer’s History of the Ancient...
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Keeping Work Samples for College Admission

Keeping Work Samples for College Admission
  In our family’s homeschool experience, it seemed that colleges asked for some pretty strange things when our sons applied for admission.  One college asked for their transcripts in a sealed envelope, signed on the outside by the principal (my husband).  Another asked for transcripts from a ‘recognized homeschool agency’ (what is that?!).   A lot of colleges, though, want samples of a student’s homeschool work, and this at least is a reasonable and quite common request. ...
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Making the Most of Community College

Making the Most of Community College
  If you are planning to use community college classes to replace or supplement junior and senior year, I have some specific suggestions. For maximum benefit.... Make sure to have your child take a class in each major subject area: English, math, history, etc.  If you are trying to get an AA degree, that means you will be covering all of those major subject areas plus a little more. Make sure to have her take a...
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Lee has three core beliefs about homeschooling: homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment; every child deserves a college-prep education whether or not they choose to go to college; and parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children. Lee does not judge your homeschool or evaluate your children. Instead, she comes alongside to help and encourage parents homeschooling high school.

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