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How to Teach Math to Kids Who Hate it (or maybe it’s you!)

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Some children were created with math brains and it comes easy, and some are better at music or language arts. Instead of getting frustrated with the kids because the kids are frustrated with math, change things up for both of you. When tears start happening, this is what I do:

  • If using a textbook, I let them do the practice problems for the new concept, and then just the even or odd numbers for the rest of the lesson. Or they take.... continue reading

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Surviving the Homeschool Winter Slump

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Are any of you experiencing the homeschool winter slump right now? The holidays are over, Weather prevents most outdoor activities for many of us. Spring seems so far away. Colds seems to be shared better than anything else in the home. If you are new to homeschooling, don't worry, this is normal. It happens to all of us, whether you have homeschooled for one year or 20+ years

These are just a few of our own ideas and ones we have gathered from other homeschool moms..... continue reading


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Learn to meet deadlines: College prep 101

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College Prep 101 | Homeschool teens must learn to meet deadlines if they hope to survive the demands of college coursework.

For high schoolers, there’s more to planning for college than simply getting accepted. Unless your student has experienced a more rigorous course of study and has learned some good study habits, he’ll be overwhelmed to arrive on campus and discover the mountains of reading, writing, and studying that await.

Parents can do a lot to prepare their students, and in doing so, will help deter the stress and erratic grades that separate the unequipped college freshman from the equipped. Train your child during high school—or even junior high—by encouraging responsible study habits that will serve him well in college. .... continue reading

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