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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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Guest — Anita
Thank you for the encouragement. Our children's well being and health are so important, school can be completed slightly slower th... Read More
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:47
Lee Binz
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
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 21:05
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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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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 of erasing!), so I...
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Guest — Evelyn Krieger
I love this! I think she should send it to the PostIt note company.
Thursday, 06 June 2013 14:25
Guest — Kim
Brilliant!
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 14:46
Guest — Kristal
LOVE this idea!
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:13
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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, but...
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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 we...
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Guest — Lee
Maria, Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your first hand experience! Blessings, Lee
Thursday, 02 December 2010 20:08
Guest — Maria
My first son is currently a Firstie at the Naval Academy. We home schooled him from K-12. Everything you mention is accurate. A... Read More
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