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Join me at The Homeschool Lounge "Summer Daze" event!

Join me at The Homeschool Lounge "Summer Daze" event!
I'm thrilled to share that I will be participating in The Homeschool Lounge's "Summer Daze" event August 1 through August 5, 2011! Not only will there be great activities, but there will also be wonderful giveaways provided by a long list of wonderful homeschool businesses! The Homeschool Lounge will be giving away one of each of the following Parent Training Tools from The HomeScholar: Setting the Records Straight Easy to read and logically organized, this book...
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Why Teens Love The HomeScholar

Why Teens Love The HomeScholar
It's ironic, really,  My children thought I was pretty tough on them.  But other people's teenagers seem to think I give great advice! Sometimes I talk to "Type A Mom" who is trying to cover two entire English courses during the same year, or the mother who insists on 5 or more AP classes at a time.  My advice to lighten up, and adjust expectations can be a huge relief to teenagers.Sometimes I talk to "Type...
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Homeschool Coping Mechanisms: VENTI and VENTING

Homeschool Coping Mechanisms: VENTI and VENTING
Recently my facebook friends have been talking about coffee a lot.  I think it's the cooler weather of fall, but for some reason coffee is a hot topic! Having a hot Venti Starbucks Latte is certainly one of my preferred coping mechanism for most of life's stresses. There is another great strategy to consider:  VENTING.   Just add two more letters to a Venti, and you find another friendly warm coping mechanism. Venting your concerns to a...
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Love it!
Saturday, 16 October 2010 18:27
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Separating is Horrible - But Joy Awaits!

Separating is Horrible - But Joy Awaits!
Letting go is hard work.  Watching your children leave for college brings all sorts of emotions to the surface.   That's when you truly do the hard work of separating. Separating is horrible, and the work is hard, but it really pays off! I'm reading all my home educating friends talking about starting their new academic year and I'm thinking...I am so not ready to not be a home educator any more. I wonder what my cat...
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Remedial Help For Summer

Remedial Help For Summer
Summer is the time to do something different, and take a break.  But...... I know, I know.  You're child still needs some help! There is a way to get some remedial help for your child and still get a break for yourself over summer.  Sylvan has a summer program intended to help traditionally schooled kids catch up over summer.  Because you know, some kids just need more help, and that's OK!   You can access that help...
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First Things First

First Things First
"My question is regarding high school science for a Mom and student who just can't get their heads wrapped around science."~ Bethany Plante from Amesbury, Mass. Dear Bethany,I love your question, because it can apply to so many subjects other than science!  Your question shows that you have identified the area of your homeschool that needs the most help. Everyone has one - and it's good that you have identified it.Put first things firstEvery homeschool parent...
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Guest — Karleen Mauldin
TO: BETHANY Is there a certain area of 'science' that your child is interested in? Crime scene science? Raising animals? Growing ... Read More
Monday, 20 February 2012 13:15
Guest — Karleen Mauldin
I might have to disagree with a couple of points! Depending on the child, and how much you've been hammering & working & t... Read More
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Guest — Kristine
Lee, you always have encouraging suggestions, but this is the one that has stuck with me. I'm so excited to have my daughter taki... Read More
Saturday, 26 June 2010 09:10
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Homeschool Summer Reading Fun

Homeschool Summer Reading Fun
In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.~Alfred Lord TennysonIn summer a homeschool parent's fancy turns to reading.~Lee Binz One of the great things about summer is the opportunity to read without being interrupted.Set two goals:First:  Demonstrate the love of literature by finding a book for yourself and reading it in front of your children, showing them how enjoyable it is. Second:  Find books that your children will enjoy reading.For some,...
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I'm a curator for Scoop.it and I shared your blog post on my Scoop.it Homeschool Resources site at http://www.scoop.it/t/homescho... Read More
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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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