Category: homeschooling

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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Is Genesis History? Returning to Theaters ONE Night Only! + HUGE Creation Science Bundle Giveaway! (You Don’t Want to Miss This)

  Coming back to theaters, for one night only, is the unique, theatrical event, Is Genesis History, where Del Tackett explores the beauty of God’s creation. And to celebrate the anniversary, Compass Classroom (which a site we use and LOVE for History) is giving away a HUGE Creation Science Bundle of goodies! Click HERE to enter. >>The giveaway is ...

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What if Math is Overrated? (Seriously.)

As my daughter slogs through another fraction problem, I explain it one more time, and she asks me when she'll use it again. I assure her (read: repeat what other people say) there will be plenty of opportunities to add fractions and she (rightly) reminds me that she will have her calculator/computer/Google to work the problem. And ...

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The Proper View of Family (Are We Too “Inward Focused?”)

The Proper View of Family. Are We Too Inward Focused?

I haven't been able to stop thinking about something a (Christian) commenter said on a recent post, "Learning to Think Rightly About Birth Control": "I really struggle with labeling the family as “the ripe mission” field and creating a “mini-church” in the family. Honestly this is probably the main reason I don’t homeschool beyond preschool–it’s a little to inward ...

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Why I Let My Daughter Take A Video Before Math

"Don't do that--you haven't done your 'school' yet." I've been guilty of saying that before. But no more. Math (or whatever subject) is a small part of the big picture, and I'm DONE with our society treating these few things (the curriculum) like they are paramount to these other hundreds of amazing things. And you should be ...

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