Entries Tagged as 'Encouragement'

Why Your Older Kids Fight Your Teaching … and How To Fix That

Encouragement , Families , High School , Home School , Homeschool , Homeschooling , Mothers , Parenting 3 Comments »

by Tricia Goyer

I’m a mom of six children. I’ve been homeschooling eighteen years, and now that I have three preschoolers, I have another eighteen years of homeschooling to go!

Three of my children are adults. Cory is 24 years old. He’s a working man and a caring husband and father. Leslie is 21 and graduated from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, last year. She’s a stellar student who's living in Europe as a missionary right out of college. Nathan is 20 years old and after one semester of college he was asked to work as a writing coach in the university’s writing center. Even more important than how well they’re doing in life, my three older kids love God and have a deep, growing relationship with him.

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What's the problem with math? - Part 2

Curriculum , Encouragement , Home School , Homeschool , Homeschooling , Math No Comments »

by Penny Ross
AHEAD Partner Blogger

What’s the problem with math? Is it driving you or your children (or both) to tears? Daily? Hourly?

My last post covered some of the causes of the math problem? Are there any solutions—other than buying tissue by the case?

Actually, there are enough math resources available today to totally bury your house. Listed below are a few that I am familiar with. To begin searching for more, check out the Rainbow Resource Center catalog with more than 100 pages devoted to math textbooks, workbooks, manipulatives, DVDs, and computer software, or look at other homeschool suppliers.

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Who controls the education of my child?

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by Kevin Swanson

It’s 7:00 in the morning and the doorbell rings. The year is 2020. You answer the door and imagine your shock when you glance at the? business card offered you through the doorway. He serves the State Department of Child Nurture. You are curious. This whole new bureaucracy is new to you so, of course, you would like an explanation as to the origins and purposes of this government agency. He patiently explains the whole thing over a cup of coffee at the kitchen table.

"The whole thing started about ten years ago. A conservative caucus of well-meaning parents happened to notice that there were children growing up without proper discipline. In fact, these children were seen everywhere–supermarkets, post offices, libraries–entirely without proper discipline and training. Excuse the expression, but these children were ‘brats,’ and they were proliferating.

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Letting Go

Encouragement , Families , Fathers , Homeschool , Homeschooling , Mothers , Parenting , Support 1 Comment »

by Marilyn Rockett

As I explored bookstores, I discovered a plethora of books about training children, discipline, knowing your child, loving your teen, making family memories . . . the list is endless. But where were the books and advice on handling the inevitable transition from the busy years of raising a family to the empty nest.

Oh yes, there were plenty of colorful selections about careers, hobbies, travel, and so forth—all the possibilities to occupy your time now that you weren’t training, teaching, and loving little ones. But absent were books about that difficult season of “letting go”? It is hard—harder than a mother imagines it will be before she begins to realize it is happening.

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Start entrepreneurship education this summer

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by Andrew Pudewa
AHEAD Conference Speaker

Soon it will be summer. Although there are a few hard-core homeschool families who go year-round with their formal studies, and others, who in an effort to “finish” the curriculum for the year, end up working until late July, many families take the summer “off.” And while there may still be a few that need their children working on the farm to feed the family, for many summer is a season of less structure, more leisure (sometimes too much?), and an opportunity to do special things that require time not easy to find during the school year.

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