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When You Child Refuses to Do Work

 

What should you do if you have a child who won't do the work that you assign? Do they need discipline or help? In this video, I discuss what factors to consider and what to do if you determine that laziness is the problem.

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Don't Compare Your Homeschool to Unrealistic Choices

 

As working parents, we can be hard on ourselves about what our homeschool looks like. Do you find yourself comparing your homeschool activities to the homeschool activities of stay-at-home moms? 

It is important to keep the right perspective when you choose to work and homeschool. In this...

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5 Things I Would Change in My Homeschool

 

Now that I have two homeschool graduates and I am starting all over again with my youngest, I spend a lot of time looking back. I like to evaluate the lessons that I've learned, and how I will do things differently this time around. In this video, I talk about five things that I know I would do...

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Working, Homeschooling, and Household Management with "Middle" Kids

 

If you have been watching this series on working, homeschooling, and household management, you already know how this can work with older kids who have a lot of independence or with very little children who do not require a lot of formal schooling. But what about those who are in the middle - your...

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Working, Homeschooling, and Household Management with Little Kids

 

Working and homeschooling sounds great when older kids can help share the workload of managing the home, but how does that work with little ones? If you have a child who is under eight years old, the key is spending the appropriate amount of time on the right activities. In this video, we talk...

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Working, Homeschooling, and Household Management with Older Kids

 

How do you work, homeschool, and still get cleaning and cooking done? This is a common question I used to get when I worked in an office. This looks a little different depending on the ages of your kids, but in this video, I share how it worked for me with middle school to high school ages...

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Answering Confidently about Homeschooling

 

How confident are your answers when co-workers or others ask you about homeschooling? Do you feel like you are always having to explain yourself?

Here's the thing: you don't. And when you spend time trying to justify yourself, you are inviting unnecessary debate. In this video, we talk about the...

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The One Lesson Where Cramming Doesn't Work

 

Have you ever crammed for a test - or maybe binge-watched some videos to learn a needed skill quickly?  For most subject areas, there are ways to learn the essentials quickly if you missed some points and need a quick review.

But there's one lesson that just can't be crammed. This is what we...

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Why Homeschooling is So Hard

Did I just say homeschooling is hard? Yes. That might be a little confusing to hear, because I spend a lot of time trying to convince you that homeschooling is easier. It is. 

It is easier than sending your kids to school and trying to fit your child into a one-size-fits-all curriculum....

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