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Gifted and Stuck in School!

Gifted and Stuck in School!
Gifted education is a subject very near and dear to my heart! It is the reason why I began homeschooling in the first place. After we started, I was surprised at how many other homeschooling benefits there are! If your child is bored in school and you have been wanting to homeschool high school but you're afraid, I have some suggestions. Gifted and Stuck in School! If your child is gifted and stuck in school, I offer...
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Grab the NEW HomeScholar Book!

Grab the NEW HomeScholar Book!
"Honey, There's a Crazed Mob of Scholarship-Wielding Colleges Pounding on Our Front Door!!" While we can't promise that this will happen to you, "The HomeScholar Guide to College Admission and Scholarships" really is a treasure trove for college bound homeschoolers and their parents! This paperback book is available now on Amazon. Grab your copy today! Find a College - and Afford it! This book will help your student find a college to love, a college that...
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Have your children EVER changed their mind?

Have your children EVER changed their mind?
Have your children EVER changed their minds?  When I'm speaking to a group, I usually ask parents to raise their hand if their child has every changed their mind about anything.  Every hand goes in the air! Why bother with getting your kids ready for college when you feel certain they won't go?  Because sometimes, when you least expect it, teenagers will change their minds.Stop laughing! You know it's true!College preparation makes a lot of sense...
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How to Cope with Lack of Motivation in Teens

How to Cope with Lack of Motivation in Teens
It can happen overnight. One day, your child is pleasant, cooperative, and enthusiastic about learning. The next day, well, not so much. It can happen to boys and girls. It's common, but that doesn't make it easier for parents to deal with. What do you do with a child who will only do the bare minimum, and really isn't interested in learning? Teens can be motivated by natural learning they consider to be fun! Learn how to capture the...
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Guest — karen
I have been dealing with this for a year now. Its heartbreaking because he is so intelligent.
Sunday, 19 May 2013 12:22
Guest — Lee
Thank you, Laura! Blessings, Lee
Sunday, 11 November 2012 13:11
Guest — Laura
What a great article, Lee. Even though my youngest still doesn't LOVE school, she is much more motivated to work hard since I let ... Read More
Friday, 09 November 2012 21:40
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Time to Have "The Talk"

Time to Have "The Talk"
When children are young, we shield them from much of our "rated R" world.  But something happens that changes that.....  Your children grow up.  That's when we realize that we need to shelter young children, but discuss with teens. When your children enter their teen years, it's time to begin having "the talk" about social issues, morality, and integrity.  Allow them to see more of the world, and explain to them what you see in the...
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Summertime Reading, Planning, and More

Summertime Reading, Planning, and More
Summer is a great time to compile your student’s reading list, in preparation for college applications.  A reading list is simply a list of books your child has read, including title and author.  Often requested by colleges, and sometimes useful for scholarship applications, reading lists are an important part of your student’s high school record.  Include books you have assigned your children to read over the summer, books they’ve used in their coursework, and books they...
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Guest — Lee
I listed the books on course descriptions when appropriate AND on the reading list. Some books are "just" for the reading list, b... Read More
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 11:39
Guest — Janet
Do you put required course readings in both the detailed course description and the reading list? Or, do you denote which course ... Read More
Saturday, 02 June 2012 10:35
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Learning To Learn Independently

Learning To Learn Independently
As I often say on this blog, our goal as homeschool parents is NOT to teach something. Our goal is for our kids to LEARN.  Sometimes they will learn how to learn a subject on their own, without having a teacher teach them. I believe that older teens MUST learn how to teach themselves. If they go to college, they will be expected to learn all the textbook material on their own. College lectures are most...
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Guest — Rebecca G.
Lee, I love that you mentioned that the teens should be learning, not that we should be teaching them. I think that's what colle... Read More
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 07:43
Guest — Audrey
To add another note. He contacted the companies on his own when he had trouble. He even found an error in a curriculum book that h... Read More
Monday, 23 May 2011 15:26
Guest — Audrey
We just graduated our oldest yesterday! Starting with the Apologia's Exploring Creation with General Science (7th) and then Physic... Read More
Monday, 23 May 2011 15:24
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  • College Board Announces Changes for Essay Portion of Test

     The College Board announced big changes to the essay portion of their test  recently that you should understand, because your teenager and pocketbook may be affected.

    College Board changes SAT® essay and SAT Subject Test® requirements.

    1. The College Board will no longer offer SAT Subject Tests® to U.S. students, effective immediately. They will only be given overseas.

    2. The
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  • Sending Senior Year Transcripts to College

    Putting together a homeschool transcript is one of the most important things to do before your student’s senior year. Is yours up to date and ready to send to colleges? Here are some helpful things to consider when putting the final touches on your masterpiece!

    Sending Senior Year Transcripts to College

    What to Include

    Make sure to include all the classes your child is currently taking,

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  • How to Homeschool Independently

    "Old-fashioned" homeschooling is still your best bet for growing passionate learners! You can learn how to homeschool independently and take your life back. Instead of a "one-size-fits-all" assembly line education, choose the freedom to teach your children at their pace and consistent with your values. Pursue happiness while homeschooling, instead of pursuing the busyness so common in our society. 

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  • How to Accomplish a Stigma Free Homeschool Graduation

    "Should my child get their GED as a homeschooler?" That's a question that I answer often when it comes to homeschool graduation.

    Once upon a time, colleges sometimes required a GED from homeschoolers before providing financial aid. Since 1998, however, Congress has provided a better way for homeschoolers to demonstrate their "ability to benefit" from federal financial aid. The law

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