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Sep03
My Rules vs. My Teens’ Style

My Rules vs. My Teens’ Style

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Whenever I think one of my kids is leaving the house looking… not quite the way I might’ve hoped, I try to remind myself that they’re teens now, and it’s good and right for them to make their own choices. But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any “rules.”

Sep02
Be Flexible – Learning Does Not Have a “Face”

Be Flexible – Learning Does Not Have a “Face”

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The most attractive asset available for homeschooling families is flexibility. Not just the freedom to change what is not working, but releasing the notion that learning, in and of itself, has a “face”.

Aug28
What To Know About Taking Your Kids to Their First “Real” Concert

What To Know About Taking Your Kids to Their First “Real” Concert

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There are obviously a lot of variables that go into when a kid is old enough for his first “real” concert, but in my opinion, 11 or 12 years-old is ideal. Not only are the children probably fans of the artist and know his or her songs by this age, but they’re able to sit still during the boring wait times and they won’t get too exhausted when the hour gets late.

Aug27
End The Chore War With Your Teens

End The Chore War With Your Teens

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Get more chore help from your teens while nagging less? It’s a pipe dream… or is it? Maybe not!

Aug20
Navigating IEPs and 504s With Older Kids

Navigating IEPs and 504s With Older Kids

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The dance of special education gets a lot more complicated as kids hit the teen years; the challenge is to balance support with increased responsibility.

Aug15
How to Raise a Spoiled Brat to Adulthood in 18 Easy Steps

How to Raise a Spoiled Brat to Adulthood in 18 Easy Steps

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I have done some of these things. Some I have done more often than others. Haven’t we all? Because we are human and flawed and sometimes want to take the easy way out of a situation. Or because we really don’t want to make our children upset. Or because we are just weary.

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