Category: homeschooling

“I Was Abused” (The Problem with a Victim Mentality)

I haven't forgotten the day. My dad glared at me, then threw the door stop across the room. He stormed out and that was it. The next day, he acted normal. I was accustomed to such volatile cycles. Things had been bad for a while. I had learned to survive in an environment where authority was ...

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Join Me Today at the Free Homeschool Summit!

It's HERE!!! The Homeschool Summit starts today and I will be in one of the opening sessions. Click HERE to sign up now for the totally FREE Homeschool Teaching Summit 2.0 to access this exclusive video session from me: "Is Homeschooling Stressing You Out? A Closer Look at School vs Education" You’ll learn about: Why to treat conversation ...

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Homeschool Teaching Summit for FREE! (Believe me you want to sign up for this.)

Because y'all, this is BIG. I LOVE going to  homeschool conferences to be renewed. There's just something about it. But often they are expensive or too far, not to mention the logistics of actually getting out of the house to go. But this is the best of it all--amazing encouragement free, from home! (But the ...

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Educational Treasure: Great Courses are 90% Off! (Perfect for Homeschoolers)

This morning I signed my senior up for one of Great Courses instant video classes to finish up her Science credit. I was so pumped to get a catalog in the mail with a priority code making a $300 class only $25! I'm not an affiliate for them, I just wanted to share what a ...

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What Children Need to be Successful

Let Your Kids Watch Lifehacks Don't we all just want to know what children need to be successful and worry that it's all up to us? I was complaining to my kids about how many "life hack" videos they've watched this summer, even though there are worse things they could watch. Hours later, my younger daughter showed ...

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The Secret to Less Stress in Homeschooling? The 3 R’s

Homeschoolers face a number of stresses. They have to answer neighbors and strangers alike about qualifications, feeling the constant need to prove the effectiveness of homeschooling, though its validation has been long proven. Curriculum choices abound and we are always looking at our homeschooling friends to see how they are doing it, always knowing we could ...

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Christian Homeschooling: Am I Teaching My Children the Right Things?

Even the most avid homeschool family stops periodically and asks, "Are we teaching our children the right things?"  Heavily swayed by outside pressures and our own influence by the state's agenda, Christians easily lose focus of our educational responsibility before the Lord. R.C. Sproul Jr. has written one of my favorite books--a book I think every family needs ...

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Why Higher Math is Unnecessary. And the Alternative.

Ah, math. It's a subject we worship, we hate, we love or we just tolerate. Because, well, we have to. Everyone knows we have to teach our kids higher math because, college, and good test scores, and good jobs, and success and.... John Bennett, a high school math teacher, has a radical, logical, wonderful alternative to ...

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Why Homeschooling Stresses You Out and Why it Totally Shouldn’t (Education is Not Hard)

Several hundred years ago, Galileo was not only the laughing stock of mainstream society, he was tortured and imprisoned (for the duration of his life) because he believed that the sun was the center of the solar system. Just typing that sentence makes me shake my head. How could something so clear to us today be ...

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Join Me This Saturday in IL–Homeschool Conference

For those of you in Southern IL, I'll be speaking this Saturday at the ICHE (Illinois Christian Home Educators) Conference and I sure would love to meet you! They have extended the deadline for registration, and it would be well worth your time and money to come and be encouraged for your journey. Todd Wilson ...

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