Lambert the Sheepish Lion

     A dear friend of mine officially adopted her second son and we were thrilled to get an invitation to be at the courthouse on that special day.     As an unschooler, I immediately saw the educational benefits of attending with my kids.     When I was thinking of fun ways to teach this […]

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Mulan

     I confess, I hadn’t seen Mulan all the way through until recently.  My kids had asked to see it, and I realized it was one of the few Disney movies we didn’t own.  We took a trip to the library and checked it out.  I loved it! The kids did too, haha.  This […]

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The Little Mermaid

     This was my favorite movie when I was Marley’s age.  It was no surprise to me that she wanted to learn all about it. HISTORY (Myth/Legend) Marley wanted so badly to find out if mermaids exist. We looked up lots of claims and hoaxes, which was fun and interesting.  We read about the origin of […]

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Peter Pan

 Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust will spark a love for learning in any child or grown up with the heart of a child.  We were able to learn about many new subjects through the guidance of JM Barrie and Walt Disney.  Check it out and participate in the magical education of Disney.  GEOGRAPHYBig Ben Break out the […]

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Hercules

     We happened to be on the road from Utah to CA when I asked Marley which Disney movie she wanted to see when we got home.  She said Hercules.  Perfect! Greek Gods, Greek Mythology, the origin of the Olympics. I told my husband we needed to make a stop in Vegas to go […]

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Homeschooling the Sensory Intense Child

Does your child bounce constantly? Will your child refuse to touch scissors or even their pencil? We discuss Sensory Integration Disorder and what it means to our homeschooling. Practical advice and ideas from a mom who has lived on the sensory roller coaster for years, and if pushed I would have to admit to having […]

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5 Essential Steps to an Extraordinary Family

~Below is a special 5 part video series, hosted by Greg Denning~1- You Are The EXTRA in an Extraordinary FamilyYou have the potential to be a powerful influence in your family… IF you know how. Unfortunately, influence DOES NOT happen automatically, which is why things don’t turn out the way you planned or get done […]

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Finding the “Why” of Behavior, and What to Do About It

Identifying the needs and deficits your child has in order to parent compassionately and reduce problem behaviors More about Cristine Rainer: Cristine Rainer Cristine MacDuffee-Rainer> M.A. Counseling Psychology> Behavior Therapist (ABA)> Educational Therapist> Integrative Life Coach> Associate Marriage & Family Therapist> Homeschooling Parent of 6 years(714) 584-4558Integrative Learning Success CoachingOnline, In-Home, & Community Serviceshttps://cristinelifecoach.com/Cristine.lifecoach@gmail.comImagineachievement@gmail.com Orange County […]

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I’m a Homeschooler of a Special Child: Q&A with Steve Demme

An interview with Steve Demme regarding his experiences and lessons learned as a homeschooling parent of a child with special needs. More about Steve Demme: Steve Demme Steve and his wife Sandra have been married since 1979. They have been blessed with four sons, three lovely daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren. Their fourth son, John, has […]

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Math Myths, Math Anxiety, and Math Learning Challenges

Is your child facing learning challenges? Does your child have math anxiety? And what myths are we talking about?? Children with learning challenges must truly understand in order to remember. The traditional approach of teaching mathematics does not work for them. In this workshop, you will learn some teaching strategies and techniques that will help […]

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