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Help! My Child Knows More Than Me!!

Help! My Child Knows More Than Me!!
Help! My Child Knows More Than Me!! I sometimes hear from homeschooling parents who are concerned that their child knows more than they do! Their child will ask them a question and the parent doesn't understand what they're talking about. Or the child will insist the textbook is wrong!I am here to tell you, it's SO OK for your child to know more than you do! You don't HAVE to know all the stuff they are learning - that's their...
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Guest — JW
Latin. My daughter and I ended up simply learning together, doing the same assignments and shoring up each others' weaknesses. I... Read More
Thursday, 10 July 2014 07:46
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Jo, What a great idea! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Thursday, 10 July 2014 19:54
Guest — Ann
When one of my boys insisted his answer was right, and I flipped out because it didn't match the answer key, I called Teaching Tex... Read More
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 20:05
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Consulting with Computer Geeks

Consulting with Computer Geeks
Do you love a teenage computer geek?  Don't you wish someone had a user's manual for them?  They can be as difficult to decipher as a JavaScript manual written in Chinese!  Let me throw a few ideas into the mix!  When I'm consulting with parents of computer geeks, I always try to touch on a few key topics:Grab credits where you can
Your child may be learning computer languages or other highly technical skills that are often learned in...
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Guest — Karen
I have a computer geek for a son. When he was in high school I allowed him to take a networking class from the local high school. ... Read More
Friday, 28 September 2012 09:44
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Homeschool High School: It's Not About Teaching At All!

Homeschool High School: It's Not About Teaching At All!
As parents homeschooling high school, our goal is NOT to teach something. Our goal is for our kids to LEARN. I could have taught my kids “at grade level” and they would have not learned a thing. Instead, I gave them curriculum at their ability level, and then they had to learn something that they didn’t already know. I have been telling people for 3 + years that I don't teach my kids, I just give...
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Guest — Anne
I have 7 kids. In some areas they're "ahead." In some areas they're "behind." In all areas they're growing. I repeat almost da... Read More
Thursday, 06 March 2014 04:25
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Amen, Anne! (really all of you who are giving your children WHAT they need, WHEN they need it! Keep up the good work! Robin Assis... Read More
Thursday, 06 March 2014 12:30
Guest — Annie Kate
I have 5 kids, two now in university. While I pushed the basics, we did not worry much about grade level. Some things they are b... Read More
Monday, 23 September 2013 15:50
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Which Foreign Language Should You Teach?

Which Foreign Language Should You Teach?
Which foreign language should you teach in your homeschool? So many factors come into play!I find that a language you have learned in the past is helpful, because you will understand the very beginning of the curriculum, which is always the biggest hurdle.  It also will help you with the sound of the accent (even if you can't say it, you'll be able to hear it.)   For that reason, it makes sense to teach a foreign...
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Guest — Lee
Joelle, Shhhhh... I have a secret! I think Mac at church used to be a college French professor..... shhhhhh.... Don't tell! Blessi... Read More
Monday, 10 August 2009 19:46
Guest — J W
Interest is key. That's the only thing that got me through 7 years of Russian!!! I started my older child off with Spanish since... Read More
Monday, 10 August 2009 18:50
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Teach Your Children to Tithe

Teach Your Children to Tithe
I saw the most wonderful bumper sticker!  "If you love Jesus, tithe - anyone can honk!" I just love that!  Genuine faith is not just about doing the easy things, it's also about doing the hard things.  In this economy, tithing may be a VERY hard thing.  Anyone can honk, but giving money away when finances are insecure, that takes faith.Homeschoolers focus on academics, and the Lord does want us to raise children in knowledge as...
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Guest — S.K.
I totally agree with you. Tithing is such a key and a blessing.
Monday, 22 June 2009 08:17
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How Do I Teach Computer Technology?

How Do I Teach Computer Technology?
 Do you know of a good source for learning computer technology?  My daughter knows the basics and practices the key board.~ MargieHi Margie!  It's good to meet you!For computer technology, I don't have a particular curriculum in mind.  I will say that a lot of teenagers are pretty good about learning technology on their own, because they are interested.  Consider getting tutorials from the library, or even tutorials that come with some of the Microsoft Office...
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Guest — Renee G
My son (a jr next year) is going to be doing Computer Programming with this course: http://www.homeschoolprogramming.com/index.php... Read More
Thursday, 14 May 2009 15:58
Guest — J W
Then there are some kids who are so interested in computers that they, after roughly 27 years, are still teaching themselves about... Read More
Thursday, 14 May 2009 14:30
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