Curbing Competitiveness

One would think that giving a little oral quiz combined with a bean-bag toss game might be fun for young students. However, if your young students are perfectionists (like one of mine) or have a skewed…er…acute sense of justice and fairness (like my other one) then you’ll agree immediately that this is a set-up for […]

Praising Effort

One of my premier goals as a home educator is to have my son do more than just finish the task set before him.  Although diligence is a noble quality, it can be very easy to fall into the check-the-box mode. You know, where you have such a big list of things to do and assignments to complete, you lose […]

Wonderfully Made: The Young Home Schooler’s Mind

There is a beautiful design to the minds of our children. Every square inch of them has been intricately woven by the hands of God. Just like Psalm 127 says, “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully […]

Blogging with Purpose for Teens

Does your teen blog? If they do, they’re not alone! More and more teens are using blogging for everything from expressing themselves to school projects. The first step in starting a blog should be defining your purpose. It may be that your purpose will change or grow over time, but from your first post you […]

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