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Parenting: Here is what I have learned

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A Letter from Matt at  Axis (Understanding Your Teen Summit)

1. There are no perfect parents. 
2. My approach to screens/smartphones truly does matter and can shape my children's' minds and lives.
3. I must be the first authority on sex and pornography for my child -- Always bringing it up earlier than I actually think I should too. Because the world speaks loudly.
4. The minute I check out on my kids, they will see it and reciprocate.

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Your Reluctent Writer

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In January 2008, in faraway Nottingham, England, my then-23-year-old son Ben turned in a 63-page dissertation. In so doing, he capped off a year of grad school and became a candidate for a master’s degree in philosophical theology.

Why do I share this? Because…

  • Your eighth grader can’t spell his way out of a paper bag.
  • Your sixth grader keeps wadding up his paper in frustration and hurling it across the room.
  • Your kitchen table has become a battleground.
  • This very morning, you asked yourself why you even bother homeschooling.
  • Most days you just can’t believe your child will actually grow up, mature into a productive adult, and find his place in the world..... continue reading

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How to Create a Lifestyle of Learning

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How to Create a Lifestyle of Learning • HOMESCHOOL

When you homeschool, your whole approach to learning starts to change. You may begin to look at nearly everything as a learning opportunity. That newfound perspective doesn’t mean you drag an encyclopedia to the playground. But it does mean you've discovered that learning new things is exciting! You stop and wonder and talk about the world around you. And your kids soak it up. You begin to create a lifestyle of learning..... continue reading

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Sonlight Core Giveaway!

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SONLIGHT CORE GIVEAWAY, YOUR CHOICE!

Begins Sunday, May 6th at 12 am, ends May 10th at 10 pm MST. This is a FLASH giveaway.... only lasts 4 days! Gain entries every day by sharing!
I absolutely LOVE Sonlight. We used just about all of the cores during my 21 years of homeschooling. (I did throw in Mystery of History here and there, in different years. MOH is awesome as well. The biggest recommendation that I have....continue reading 

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Winter Games 2018 and Homeschooling

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Think for a minute about clips you've seen on TV or social media that encourage you. Like me, do you remember ones of dads helping children finish races when they're too tired to finish on their own? How about the ones of other athletes stopping to help runners who fall even though it means they won't win? These people inspire me! 

As I watch the Olympics beginning this Friday, I'm going to be watching to see who is and who isn't other-centered. People who put others first and live one-another lifestyles are winners in my book. How do you want your children to define winning?".....click here for Winter Games freebies 

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