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Oct08
Failure is a Possibility. Expect it.

Failure is a Possibility. Expect it.

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Throughout this homeschooling journey, I have learned the only sure-fire way to fail is never to try at all. It is why a solid education requires a sustained effort, regardless of where that education occurs.

Sep23
Your Child Says Their Teacher Is Mean, What Do You Do?

Your Child Says Their Teacher Is Mean, What Do You Do?

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It is the time of year when you begin to hear complaints from the kids about their teachers. Cries of “My teacher hates me!” and “My teacher is mean!” are played out over the dinner tables in many of our homes. So what do you do? How do you know when to step in and when to let your child work it out for themselves?

Sep16
The Kindergarten Transition of Doom

The Kindergarten Transition of Doom

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I enrolled my daughter in a kindergarten class that she hates. Is it too early to freak out?

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”.

Aug30
Make Back-to-School Week The Easiest Ever

Make Back-to-School Week The Easiest Ever

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If you do all these things the first week will go off without a hitch. The weeks after that, well, you are on your own. But at the very least you will be able to look back and say, “Hey, remember that first week? Man, I had it under control!”

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.

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