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10 'Do Be's' for Dealing with Slug-Slow Teens

10 'Do Be's' for Dealing with Slug-Slow Teens
 Everybody, at one time or another, deals with unmotivated teens. Find out how you can deal with your slug-slow teen. Plan ahead to deal with you...
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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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Plan Ahead for a Challenging Homeschool Year for Parents

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Can you see a season of stress ahead of you? I'd love to show you how to plan ahead. When you know it's coming you can survive the stress wh...
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Plan Ahead for a Challenging Homeschool Year for Teens

Plan Ahead for a Challenging Homeschool Year for Teens
Occasionally a teenager will have a health, psychological, or emotional crisis that will make homeschooling seem virtually impossible. I'd love to hel...
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Hi Anita! Exactly! You know your children's needs best. Lee wants you to trust yourself, because you are the best guidance counsel... Read More
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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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High School Plan in Full Color

High School Plan in Full Color
You know how your children have their own learning style? So do parents! When you need to wrap your head around the high school years, try to do it in a way that will make sense to you. Penny shared her success with class planning in color! Hi Lee,I was using the HomeScholar Planning Guide to start my planning for next year, but was having a little difficulty visualizing how classes might fit (without a lot...
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Family Crisis!

Family Crisis!
Family crisis.  What is a homeschool parent to do? Everyone has them at some time or other.  Even those perfect homeschool families, who show up at conventions in matching outfits, with perfectly-behaved children.  Yes, even they have them sometimes! Some kind of family crisis will pop up, and get in the way of homeschooling. Of course, whether you’re homeschooling or not, a crisis can happen.  Just because you are homeschooling, that doesn't make a crisis worse. ...
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Project Manager of Your Home

Project Manager of Your Home
As the resident homeschool adviser to your children, it’s important that you don’t drop the ball when it comes to deadlines, plans, and requirements. You will need to keep track of the academic calendar and what courses your children need to cover, when they need to study for specific tests, what year to take those tests, and what specific tests they should take. My husband works as a project manager.  He doesn’t actually build the building,...
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Tips for Military Academies

Tips for Military Academies
Military academies.  The easy part about getting in is being a homeschooler.  The hard part about getting in is everything else. The military academy candidates for admission must receive a nomination, usually from a congressman.  When was the last time you spoke to your representative?   Sally and I were speaking about her son's application to a military academy, and she has confirmed their admission requirements again. The things you have suggested are right on for what...
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Thanksgiving Menu for Admissions

Thanksgiving Menu for Admissions
Preparing your menu for admissions is a lot like preparing for Thanksgiving.  It takes time and effort to prepare scrumptious and eye-pleasing presentations.  If you are thinking about Thanksgiving, let me share my menu with you.  If you are thinking about college admission, I'll give you my menu for that as well! For Thanksgiving, I'm having 10 people I dearly love for dinner, and I want it to look great and taste wonderful.  Here is the...
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When Is the Best Time For High School Planning?

When Is the Best Time For High School Planning?
When should you start planning for high school?  The best time is during Junior High - 7th and 8th grade.  Donna emailed me this week to find out when she should start. We are Canadians living in the US and likely staying - at least for sometime.  I love the idea of having someone walk me through all of the steps required for US college admission; however, I am wondering when would be the best time...
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How Do I Deal With Homeschool Planning Burnout?

How Do I Deal With Homeschool Planning Burnout?
How did you deal with burnout while planning homeschool high school? I feel like the planning and researching never ends.  We chose not to do a canned homeschool program like Abeka or Bob Jones so that we could tailor the programs to our two boys.  After 6 years of homeschooling, I’m feeling burned out. How did you find  balance?  How do we teach, plan, grade, buy, read, yahoo groups, go to conventions, visit colleges, do transcripts,...
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Planning Thanksgiving Dinner and High School Graduation

Planning Thanksgiving Dinner and High School Graduation
I've got big plans for Thanksgiving Dinner.  The boys are coming home from college (with at least one girlfriend!) I'm so excited to see my cousin and her family!  My husband's parents are coming, and bringing their dog, too!  It's going to be a great time, relaxing with family.  I'm the cook, so I've started the meal today! Thanksgiving Menu Appetizers Chips and dips Veggies and dips Satsuma oranges and dates Dinner Turkey with gravy Sausage...
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Doing High School Right!

Doing High School Right!
Hi Lee, "I am so glad I found your website. I am planning to homeschool my 15 year old son, while working and going to school partime, and I am a bit nervous. He needs supervision to get his stuff done. Do you have any suggestions as to how I can motivate him to be more of a self learning when I am not here? I have The Robinson Curriculum, as well as a ton of...
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