Category Archives for Getting started with homeschooling

Finding (and Maintaining) Peace Amidst Your Homeschooling Challenges

Homeschooling is a great joy – and a great challenge. It brings out the best in all of us, but unfortunately, it can also bring out the worst. How can we, as parents, find and maintain peace within ourselves no matter how hard things get? What are the principles, practices, and tools that will keep […]

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Raising Children of Unshakable Faith

You may be like so many homeschooling parents who have chosen to teach their children at home not only to improve the quality of their education, but to also buoy up their faith in God. You already know that reading about God-fearing people will help them on that path, but did you also know that […]

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Disciplining With Love So We Don’t Break Our Children’s Spirits

This is a topic I get the most questions about and a topic that so many parents are struggling to find balance with. What is effective, age appropriate punishment? When is talking about it enough? What age is too old or too young for certain discipline and the list goes on? Come and join me […]

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How to Create a Principle-Centered Homeschool

Although the concepts of natural law and principles were very familiar to America’s Founding generation, over the last two centuries these critical ideas have been virtually lost. In a world of moral relativism, where are the principles we can teach our children that will ground them in truth and create a solid foundation for their […]

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Your Homeschool Questions: What, How, When and Why

Great learning occurs when our hearts and minds are opened interest, curiosity and the sense of personal meaning. How can asking these basic questions help you achieve your ideal family education culture, create a harmonious family dynamic, and facilitate individual achievement for you and your kids? Rachel DeMille’s nurturing and empowering style has inspired thousands […]

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How to Discover and Develop Your Children’s Greatest Gifts

You know your children are special and unique, that’s one of the reasons you chose to homeschool them. But knowing how to teach them in a way that matches their personality and needs can be illusive. More difficult, though, can be helping them discover their talents and develop them in a way that will empower […]

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The 7 Laws of Life Mission

In a world that views college graduation as the end of education, it can be difficult to know how to build a culture of lifelong learning in our homes, especially when our own upbringing didn’t show us how. What can you as a parent do that will inspire learning in your children? And how can […]

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“Homeschooling Didn’t Work For Us”

When I first started homeschooling my preschooler, I thought, “I’ve got this.” I wrote out a daily schedule.  I put together weekly lesson plans.  I had craft supplies and art projects laid out for months at a time.  Everything went pretty smoothly.  My kids had fun doing unit studies and learning bits of information each […]

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To the Mom Who Thinks She Can’t Homeschool

This is a message to the mom who thinks she can’t homeschool…No, not the mom that has a negative opinion about homeschooling.  Maybe this opinion includes “lack of socialization” or “homeschooled kids are weird.”  She is entitled to her opinion. 😉 No, not the mom who has specific circumstances in her life that prevents her from […]

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How to Start Homeschooling

Here are some very common feelings to first considering homeschool.Denial – “Nah, my child is fine.  They don’t need to be homeschooled.”Sadness – “But homeschool was just not in my plans.”Doubt – “Am I even qualified to homeschool?”Fear – “What am I thinking? This is a huge responsibility!”There are also the more optimistic feelings that […]

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