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Thankful That I Can Homeschool My Struggling Learner

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

Has your child ever blurted out, “I’m not smart like my brother and sisters. Mom, what subject am I good at? Name one!” Our children, just like us, compare themselves to their friends, their sibling and those around them. When they don’t measure up like they think they should it is very frustrating to them....continue reading

 

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Personal Finance: A subject we should all be teaching our teens

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Is personal finance and budgeting a required class for your homeschooled high schooler? It is in our homeschool. 
I believe that money management and time management are two very important subjects that are often ignored. Both are subjects that our children will need great skills in for the rest of their lives! Hoping that they just figured it out on their own is wishful thinking. 
Children learn from adult modeled behavior. Is it any surprise then, if parents don't handle their money well, their children will not either? And if you look at statistics, most don't ever figure it out, at least not how to manage it well. (continue reading)

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Homeschool mama, blogger, business owner, "How do you do it all?"

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read a post this morning on a homeschool group page asking, "Work, life balance? How do you do it?" I started writing an answer to this comment and realized that is was more than a comment, I was writing a book! So I decided to make a blog post out of it.

So many moms ask this question. I have asked this question.....  continue reading

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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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When Should I Get My Kid a Smartphone?

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It matters less when you buy your kid a phone and more how you allow them to use it. Asking “when” creates a false dichotomy that results in your kid going from not having a phone to having 100% access to one in a matter of moments......continue reading

 

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