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"Lord, don't let me be ashamed that we homeschool!"

"Lord, don't let me be ashamed that we homeschool!"
As children get older, you begin to realize that you have less and less control over their behavior.  It's not until you reach the teen years that you truly understand why all the child training you did in the early years was so important.  Sometimes it seems like you can't tell them anything when they are older teens, and the only messages they hear from you are the ones you said a decade earlier! As children...
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Guest — Lee
You're not alone! Blessings, Lee
Monday, 25 October 2010 09:45
Guest — corine
... so true! Words of wisdom spoken here.
Sunday, 24 October 2010 20:02
Guest — Theresa
Thanks so much, Lee! Thank you for voicing my fears as I am beginning to feel that loss of control. It's very difficult, but it'... Read More
Sunday, 24 October 2010 05:42
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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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Homeschooling Teens - How do Homeschoolers take the SAT?

Homeschooling Teens - How do Homeschoolers take the SAT?
Sign up online for the SAT at Here is the exact address: They take the test at their local high school. They can choose any school on the list - some prefer to take the test at a private school. I don't know if it's possible to refuse a homeschooler, but I've never heard of it.Here is their page called "Homeschooled students and the SAT." The parent can read more about the test and how...
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Homeschooling Teens - How in the world do you homeschool boys!?

Homeschooling Teens - How in the world do you homeschool boys!?
>>>>Cindy wanted suggestions for her Junior High boys. She said "Until now, I haven't talked to anyone who has successfully homeschooled boys. I am really looking forward to it, but of course, I'm a little nervous. My son is a sports NUT!!!!!"<<<<AHA!!! A sports nut!!! Now I have all sorts of ideas for you! Listen, Cindy, with guys, you really need to wear them out, sometimes, before they will sit down and study. Keep him REALLY...
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Homeschooling Younger Children - Keeping your kids up on current events

Homeschooling Younger Children - Keeping your kids up on current events
My kids are 10 and 12. I get the God's World News, and have them read it and answer the questions on the TM sheet. This is also my only work on reading comprehension, as I always forget narration. That is why I like using God's World. It gives them a little practice with multiple choice quizzes. If there is a story we are following (like now we are following the convention) I will call them...
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Tips for Homeschooling Teens

Tips for Homeschooling Teens
Children learn all the time, even when we aren't looking - and even over summer! You might want to "pre-test" your children in some subject areas before you start school next year. For example, Spelling Power offers a placement test for their program, and you can check their spelling level at the beginning of each year, to make sure they are learning something new. In most math books, the first chapter or two is review. You...
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