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Perfect Children Work Perfectly Independently

Perfect Children Work Perfectly Independently
My children were not perfect.  I'm guessing your children aren't perfect either.  But somehow, some way, we need to get them on the road to independence.  Eventually they will need to work independently on their school subjects.  That's the goal - learning without you.That begs the questions, “How do I get my student to work independently?”A lot of people think that high school is the point where students should become self-teaching, but the truth is that...
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High School - Think Early, Think Often!

High School - Think Early, Think Often!
Humans, by nature, tend to fear the unknown. This is particularly true for parents of young students when it comes to homeschooling high school. They will often think: "How could I possibly teach high school level subjects?" They also fear that their decision to homeschool high school will jeopardize their children's future, including college plans. Sometime parents will have themselves so convinced that homeschooling high school is an impossibility that by the time they reach middle...
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Academics and Attitude

Academics and Attitude
*** A client was dealing with attitude problems with her 13 yo girl*** I know how difficult it can be to deal with "attitude" rather than academics. I can suggest one strategy that seems to help with older teens - and it may work with a mature 13yo girl. I suggest that you have HER choose curriculum. Not just "any" curriculum. But give her three choices for each subject: 3 math, 3 english, etc. Make sure...
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