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Internet Addiction and how it Relates to Homeschooling

Internet Addiction and how it Relates to Homeschooling
It used to be that parents were concerned about our children receiving  accidental exposure to pornography, or wasting time with video games. As Internet Addiction becomes a popular topic on the news, I keep thinking about how it relates to homeschoolers. Read these recent articles warning against internet addiction:Technology Companies Want Your Kids Addicted    Internet companies are learning what the tobacco industry has long known -- addiction is good for business. Much of what we do online releases...
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Guest — Digital Dementia and you | Dr S P Mathew's life- Blog
I really loved this post: http://www.thehomescholar.com/technologic-setting-boundaries-on-technology.php... Read More
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 01:05
Guest — J W
I would highly recommend face-to-face time with real friends in real life. Long-distance friendships are very difficult on a numb... Read More
Saturday, 01 September 2012 07:23
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Online Homeschool Taskmaster

Online Homeschool Taskmaster
Online classes are a TOOL you can use.  Don't allow them to become your taskmaster. If you are using an accredited program for an online class, then you are not the teacher in charge.  The accredited teacher will provide a grade you can't alter, and your child will receive an accredited transcript that must be submitted to colleges when you apply.  However, if you are using a non-accredited program, YOU are the teacher.  Whether it's a...
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Homeschool Convention Envy Solution

Homeschool Convention Envy Solution
Why can't there be any good conferences near ME? There are!  No matter WHERE you live!   If you are longing for a good conference about junior high and high school issues, I have great news!  Did you know that is what my Gold Care Club is all about?  When I go to conventions and support groups, my husband films me speaking.  He puts all of those speeches on the Gold Care Club website.   There are...
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Blogging for Homeschool High School Credit

Blogging for Homeschool High School Credit
Blogging is a great way to encourage writing skills, turn social skills into academic courses, and guide techie kids into using their computer skills while doing some writing.  Any skills kids use while blogging can be used for academics.Blogging can be an English course, or you can have them blog about something they love, to provide written material based on delight-directed learning.  That may help you document the love of science or history with some writings. ...
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Guest — Lips that Speak Knowledge » Some Notable Homeschooling Posts
[...] Blogging for Homeschool High School Credit from The Home Scholar: Another creative idea for making school relevant for your ... Read More
Tuesday, 27 April 2010 12:31
Guest — Susan
My daughter who is 12 has a blog that she puts her poetry on. I've been blogging for about 5 years now. I recommend Blogger becau... Read More
Thursday, 22 April 2010 08:34
Guest — Jamie
My daughters both have blogs, even the 9yr old. I'm trying to get into having them do a blog post each week; sometimes I give them... Read More
Thursday, 22 April 2010 06:18
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  • The Coronavirus and College Admission Update

    Homeschoolers, and families that are forced homeschoolers, are faced with canceled college admission tests and colleges have closed their campuses and canceled college visits. Colleges are struggling to adapt the normal application process in these unusual times.  

    Times are strange and unprecedented right now. Everyone is in the same boat - much confusion and an unknown future. Public and private high schools have

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  • What Homeschool Families Need to Know About the Common Application

    The Common Application can be the cause of anxiety for many homeschool families. You get into it and invariably there are questions that you have, as a homeschooler, that might not be as clear as if you were filling it out for a public school student. No worries. I can help you navigate the Common Application.

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  • [Free Book] Getting the Most Out of Your Homeschool This Summer

    Ahhhh, summer! It's the best season ever! June rolls around and our priorities turn to camping, vacation, snuggling young children, relaxing in a hammock, and reading great books. Have some watermelon, throw something on the grill, and enjoy the water. It's important to take a break, and spend some time relaxing so you are refreshed. Summer time - the living should

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  • Books Comparing College Statistics

    You are the high school guidance counselor. Although there are many ways to compare colleges and their statistics, you may need a book to help explain the differences between the colleges you are looking at.


    My son is a junior this year. Because he took the PSAT, he has started receiving lots of college literature via e-mail and through the Read More
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