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

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

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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How to Love Your Kids’ Writing

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It can be frustrating as all get-out to edit a paper that’s riddled with errors.

So how can we put a positive spin on editing and grading when we’re feeling peevish?

Here are three heartfelt tips for how to love your kids’ writing, especially when you’d rather wad it into a ball and toss it across the room..... continue reading

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What's Next? High School and Beyond

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

It’s a common question to which children give common answers: firefighter, doctor, race car driver. My answer for a long time was "figure skater."

As we age, we may come up with more sophisticated ideas—a marketing specialist or entrepreneur. But none of this career talk truly gets to the heart of the question: what do you want to be?

Free online conference, August 9th and 10th, to help both students and parents prepare for life after high school and college........continue reading

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We Love Apologia Sale!

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WE LOVE APOLOGIA SALE!
So many specials to choose from! 
BOGO Sale. 50% off!
Advantage sets only $99,95 for 3 books!

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Family Mission Trips and Why You Should Do Them

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Our family just returned from a trip to Kenya. We had several reasons for our trip, one was to visit and encourage our dear family friends who have moved there to open a business and share the gospel through their work and lives. The other was to visit Kids for Christ, an organization that our church has begun partnering with. Several of our church families sponsor these beautiful children, providing food, clothing, education and more. Although the surrounding of where these children live and go to school is absolutely beautiful,.... continue reading

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