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Are my kids the only average homeschoolers?

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

In nearly 20 years of homeschooling I have certainly heard an abundance of absolute BALONEY about the wonders of home education. 

We’ve all seen the articles about families with a dozen homeschooled children that have all somehow turned out to be child prodigies and geniuses that are graduating from college.

The reality.....

All kinds of kids are homeschooled. Smart ones. Struggling ones. Geniuses.  Kids with learning disabilities.  Kids that.... continue reading

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Homeschooling a Strong Willed Child

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

Now that I have experienced parenting from the birth of my children through grandparenting, I can say that for me, the physical exhaustion of raising four little ones was SO MUCH EASIER than the mental and emotional draining of parenting teens. Add the strong will of a child and the physical, mental and emotionally draining is intensified. My husband and I were blessed to have 4 out of 4 strong willed children (intensities varied, thank the Lord!)

Would you classify your child as a strong willed child? It is very likely that if you have one or more children you, have a strong willed child....continue reading.

 

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The Homeschool Rebel, Part 1

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

To tell you the truth, I am not looking forward to this school year. Our youngest is our toughest when it comes to homeschooling. God has given her very strong will and has plans to use that determination for great things. But knowing how to deal with this strong will can be difficult.  I often feel like I am failing.  I tell myself, "I should know how to do this." It is my fourth time around, yet I am still learning how to parent and homeschool. She keeps me on my toes!

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The Homeschool Rebel, Part 2

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

Homeschooling can be tough, but homeschooling the teen rebel is even tougher. I wish I had read the Homeschooling the Teen Rebel a couple of years ago. The homeschool mom failure award was mine, I was sure of it. I felt all alone. But I was not alone. I had believed the lie that if I homeschooled 

 

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JUST A MOM?

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

A woman, renewing her driver's license at the County Clerk's office, was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation.

She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself.

"What I mean is," explained the recorder, "Do you have a job or are occupation......?"

"Of course I have a job," snapped the woman. "I'm a Mom."

"We don't list 'Mom' as.....continue reading

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