Tag Archives: motivation

If my kids don’t beg for school, can they still love to learn?

You’ve probably heard it: Love to Learn, Love to Teach, Guaranteed. I get great joy from helping families love to learn together. But you may wonder what it actually means to love to learn? What does that look like? Do … Continue reading

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Salvaging Your Homeschool Day in Twenty Minute Increments

Do you or your children ever find yourselves completely lacking motivation to work on school assignments or feeling so discouraged by all that needs to be done that you don’t even know where to begin? It certainly happens in our … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Reining in Young Kids When It's Time for Homeschool

Your Instructor’s Guide is highlighted and indexed. Pencils are sharpened, and your  basket holds all the books for the day. Your coffee is hot. The Bible is open to the right page. Everything is perfect. Then, it dawns on you. Something … Continue reading

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The Importance of Knowing Your “Why” for Homeschooling

We’re faced with a variety of decisions every single day, but occasionally we have to make one that’s life-changing. Perhaps it’s a career switch, uprooting to move to a new place, choosing to expand our family through adoption or pregnancy, … Continue reading

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3 Clever Incentives to Motivate a Homeschool Dawdler

For mid-elementary through early middle school children, I’ve found that incentives—both tangible and intangible—work well to motivate a homeschool dawdler. I tend to use them temporarily to stimulate a lagging child and then taper the rewards, expecting the schoolwork to become … Continue reading

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Help! I've Lost My Homeschool Groove! Here's How to Find It Again

Lately, my kids and I were having a hard time feeling motivated to get back in the swing of homeschooling after a break. We had family visits and a couple bouts with sickness—the usual things that can derail us from … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Away From a Fear Versus Towards a Goal

I didn't decide to homeschool for lofty reasons. I didn't have a clear vision for my children's education. I didn't even really want to be at home with them all day. I agreed to try homeschooling because we couldn't afford … Continue reading

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