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How To Help Your Child Do What You Say

Homeschooling, and parenting in general, would be so much easier without resistance, rebellion, and whining. Wouldn’t it be awesome if our children did what we told them to do? While we can’t eliminate all of the struggles-of-the-will in our homeschool, … Continue reading

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5 Systems for Putting Your Household on Autopilot

When I was younger, one of my favorite cartoons was The Jetson’s. I loved how they lived, suspended in the air and flying their cars around. One of the best parts about living in the future, as I saw it, … Continue reading

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Teaching Household Life-skills in a Mixed-age Homeschool Family

Home maintenance can overwhelm even the most organized of us and create extra havoc when children are involved. There are days I would rather throw in the towel instead of train my children for the thousandth time how to make … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Use the Power of Routine in Your Homeschool Day

Every single morning, I do the same thing. I do it almost without thinking as I am usually still half, if not fully, asleep. I go to the bathroom, change into the clothes I laid out the night before, brush … Continue reading

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How to Make Homeschool Routines Automatic with Action Linking

While all children are a bit disorganized and have a hard time remembering to take care of their belongings, some struggle more than others. If you have a child who never puts away pencils, who rarely remembers to place dishes … Continue reading

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5 Hacks to Nix Bad Homeschool Habits and Forge Good Ones Instead

About a year ago, I realized that I was checking my phone a few times during homeschool lessons. My sons never commented on it, but I realized that I wouldn’t much like it if, in between two books—or maybe in … Continue reading

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When Your Child Works Too Fast and Learns Nothing

I have this little problem. Maybe it’s called a compulsion? Whatever label you choose, I can’t help myself. I hate to double back. I like to get somewhere by the shortest possible way. If I have to go out of … Continue reading

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