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Planning for Homeschooling High School during Uncertain Times

Planning for Homeschooling High School during Uncertain Times
We are living in uncertain times - especially when it comes to homeschooling high school. There are public and private schools that are undecided abou...
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Lee Binz
Thank you Kamile and Chris - I agree with you both, it's just so important right now to be prepared for anything. Blessings, Lee... Read More
Thursday, 27 August 2020 19:18
Guest — Kamile
Thanks for sharing this! it's really important to look ahead and map out what would be the best plan.
Thursday, 27 August 2020 13:31
Guest — Chris
Great read!!! Thanks for sharing such a great post! This will help homeschoolers who are having difficulties with planning for hom... Read More
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 04:36
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The Purpose of Middle School

The Purpose of Middle School
  Purpose for Students Middle school is the pause between elementary school and high school. Children learn at different rates –not just homeschoolers, ALL kids! The pause, middle school, gives slow or reluctant learners time to catch up before high school. At the same time, it gives quick and academically capable children a chance to continue learning at their level. Do you find yourself becoming stressed out over middle school? Read my article, Taming Middle School...
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Guest — Ginny Stay
Hallo Lee, I've come to this via a UK Facebook group for home educating families considering going the SAT route rather than our f... Read More
Sunday, 02 February 2020 06:55
Robin
Thank you for taking the time to write, Ginny! Lee loves helping homeschool families - all over the world! Please, let us know i... Read More
Monday, 03 February 2020 21:12
Guest — Chris James
Thank you so much for sharing such a great blog with us!!!! I would surely share this with my friends.
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 06:08
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Top Field Trip Tips for Homeschoolers

Top Field Trip Tips for Homeschoolers
What field trips have you taken this year, or past years, that you have really enjoyed with your teens? My Facebook group was going crazy, sharing som...
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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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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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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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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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Be Kind to Yourself

Be Kind to Yourself
Speak kindly to yourself. You are God's precious child. He is kind and loving, and He wants us to be kind and loving to our self as well. Women, ...
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Lee Binz
Hi Jeanie! It's hard to homeschool in challenging situations, but we still need to be kind to our self. I'm glad this post has ble... Read More
Saturday, 26 May 2018 15:44
Jeanie Watkins
As a widowed mom,who did not do well in school myself, homescooling 4 children I am always questioning myself even though I believ... Read More
Saturday, 26 May 2018 15:23
Lee Binz
I'm so glad to hear that Amy! I had scheduled this post for later, but then suddenly there was a significant number of parents tha... Read More
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 21:33
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The 5 Stages of Homeschooling High School

The 5 Stages of Homeschooling High School
The 5 Stages of Homeschooling High School Many homeschool parents today are intimidated by the thought of homeschooling through high school, overwhelmed by the thought of college applications, and unsure how to plan for this final stage of their child’s education. Generally, parents tend to react in one of two ways to this challenge. Some are stressed out and need minimal information, because if they are given too much information, they become immobilized and can’t do...
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What Grade is Your Child in Next Year?

What Grade is Your Child in Next Year?
What Grade is Your Child in Next Year? What grade is your child in next year? Are you ready? If you need to plan for the coming year, I have a book that's a perfect fit, no matter what grade!Homeschooling Middle School with Powerful Purpose: How to Successfully Navigate 6th through 8th GradeMiddle school is a time when homeschool parents often get frightened and quit. But now is no time to panic! Middle school can be...
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Test Preparation in Middle School

Test Preparation in Middle School
  Test Preparation in Middle School What do you do to prepare for the SAT and ACT when your child is in middle school? Read these 7 ways to effectively prepare for the SAT and ACT before high school. The best test prep in middle school is making sure you do a good job with reading, writing, penmanship, and math. Also, providing practice with fill in the bubble tests can ensure that they will be successful...
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How to Encourage Reading with Teens

How to Encourage Reading with Teens
Encourage Reading with Teens Are you having trouble encouraging your middle school or high school child to read? It can be so difficult to find suitable books for a pre-teen or teenager! Never fear; you CAN encourage reading with teens! Let me help with ideas and free resources for you. Make Reading Fun Encourage fun by using real, quality literature. If you're having trouble finding suitable books, you might like my handy Printable Middle School Reading List PDF to help...
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Junior High is Training Time for Parents

Junior High is Training Time for Parents
Junior High is Training Time for Parents Junior High is a great time for both homeschool parents and their students to get ready to homeschool high school! During 6th, 7th and 8th grade, parents should be spending time learning how to homeschool high school. Take classes on homeschooling high school at a convention or online convention, read books on how to homeschool high school, and visit the College Board® website to check out their college prep plan.In...
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Surprise! Course Descriptions Needed Early!

Surprise! Course Descriptions Needed Early!
The trials and tribulations of having a gifted child...  It's not as easy as it may sound to others.  Surprises happen.  And you know, surprises are rarely convenient! For example, Lauren was surprised to find out she needed a transcript and course descriptions for her 14 year old, but it really paid off! I wanted to tell you that my oldest son just was accepted to the dual enrollment program at Georgia Perimeter College. Here in...
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Guest — Evelyn Krieger
This is so helpful, Lee. My daughter,14, is taking her first Coursera history course through Princeton. It is challenging, but s... Read More
Sunday, 21 October 2012 12:17
Guest — Kristine
Great story!!
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