Raising An Entrepreneur

All he thinks about is opening his next business.  You would think after having 5 businesses, 3 of them online, that would be enough to keep him busy, along with going to school.  Did I mention he’s only 16?  Oh, and he happens to be my son. You probably already read his article before this one…

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How Having Manners Lead to Our Children’s Success

We live in a crazily, busy world, where basketball practice, playdates and music lessons come before some of the more crucial life lessons: Manners. So maybe we need to remind ourselves that our children will someday become the future politicians, entrepreneurs, parents and leaders in society.  Their success in life is directly related to what…

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Making Family Vacations A Family Affair

Family vacations during the summer are memorable times for kids. But it’s often a stressful time for mom who ends up having to do everything. It doesn’t have to be that way. Make a decision to change the way you do family vacations by getting your kids involved. It’ll not only help ease the burden…

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Your Child Bullied in School? Know Your Options

Reportedly 1 in 3 students are victims of bullying. What is bullying? Bullying is defined as “intentionally aggressive, usually repeated” verbal, social or physical behavior aimed at a specific person or group of people. 83 percent of girls and 79 percent of boys report being bullied either in school or online. I still remember the first time I was bullied in school. I was in 6th grade at Lincoln Elementary School in Chicago.

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Why many parents are choosing homeschooling

Today there is a great debate over public school and the new Common Core standards being inflicted upon our children.  Many parents are choosing to homeschool more and more as they see their children’s education going into the wrong direction.  Early studies have shown that children are confused and frustrated over the “new teaching methods”…

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Words of encouragement

Words of encouragement – Homeschool your child Anything that you do 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year will eventually bring you to discouragement.  Nothing can be that positive ALL of the time.   That is why we need encouragement.  When our husbands are working long hours and they need…

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The homeschooling debate

There are many things in life that bring controversy.  Whenever you go against the majority vote or do something that is a little different in society you will bring conflict.  Homeschooling is right at the top of the list of controversial topics.  The best thing to do when arguing a debate is present the pros…

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Homeschooling resources

The internet is full of great free resources.  A quick google search will bring you to hundreds of links.  Here are some great resources that are tried, true, and best of all FREE!  A 2 Z’s Homes cool  This is a  community website that will help you home educate your kids from preschool, kindergarten, up to…

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Homeschooling myths debunked

Despite the fact that there are millions of homeschoolers across America, it still goes against the “norm” for society.  Whenever you have something go against what is acceptable in society than you have certain ideals attached to what it means to be homeschooled.  Some of these might be true, but most of them are false. …

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Homeschooling 101

Homeschooling 101 – Homeschool Methods Today, you have a number of different philosophies, methods and approaches to choose from when it comes to home education. Here is a brief overview of the more common homeschooling methods. Eclectic method — An eclectic homeschooling family takes bits and pieces from a variety of different methods to form their…

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