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5 Tips for Reining in Young Kids When It's Time for Homeschool

Your Instructor’s Guide is highlighted and indexed. Pencils are sharpened, and your  basket holds all the books for the day. Your coffee is hot. The Bible is open to the right page. Everything is perfect. Then, it dawns on you. Something … Continue reading

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The Importance of Knowing Your “Why” for Homeschooling

We’re faced with a variety of decisions every single day, but occasionally we have to make one that’s life-changing. Perhaps it’s a career switch, uprooting to move to a new place, choosing to expand our family through adoption or pregnancy, … Continue reading

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3 Clever Incentives to Motivate a Homeschool Dawdler

For mid-elementary through early middle school children, I’ve found that incentives—both tangible and intangible—work well to motivate a homeschool dawdler. I tend to use them temporarily to stimulate a lagging child and then taper the rewards, expecting the schoolwork to become … Continue reading

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Help! I've Lost My Homeschool Groove! Here's How to Find It Again

Lately, my kids and I were having a hard time feeling motivated to get back in the swing of homeschooling after a break. We had family visits and a couple bouts with sickness—the usual things that can derail us from … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Away From a Fear Versus Towards a Goal

I didn't decide to homeschool for lofty reasons. I didn't have a clear vision for my children's education. I didn't even really want to be at home with them all day. I agreed to try homeschooling because we couldn't afford … Continue reading

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My student doesn't want to do anything

You bought all of this great curriculum ... the books hold great stories, the workbooks are colorful and appealing, and it's all organized for you ... but your 6 year old just sits at the table and stares out the … Continue reading

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How to Motivate Your Children to Write Well

Many parents wonder how to motivate their children to write their best. As you might imagine, there are several different schools of thought on how to do this. Some believe in begging, pleading, and threatening. "Write because I told you … Continue reading

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