Category Archives for How to Be Successful at Homeschooling

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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Overcoming the Expectation Trap to Save Your Homeschool Day and Your Relationships

We all have an ideal picture of what we want our days to be like and what we want our relationships to feel like, yet many of those days we don’t meet our ideal pictures. Why? What happens? Whose fault is it? And most importantly, what can we do about it? Understanding the power and […]

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What we learned homeschooling

 Diana Waring and Dr. Jay Wile had very different beginnings in homeschooling. Dr. Wile first learned about homeschooling when he was on the faculty at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He started experiencing a few science students who were head and shoulders above the rest and found out that they were graduates of home […]

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How Do I Teach This Kid?

Everywhere a homeschooling mom turns, there seems to be one more book about some flavor of four learning styles. But these existing assessments never seemed to fully help in the Gary household, so Carol developed a list of her own! Is your child one who learns “inside the box” or “outside the box”? Perhaps your […]

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How to get your Youth to Actually STUDY

They will you know. —study, I mean. If the right foundation is laid, with five key pieces that need to be leveraged, your youth will step up to the challenge of getting a great Scholar Phase! Learn how to mentor and empower your youth to pay the price of a great education. More about Ian […]

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The Not So Known Secret For Homeschool Success

No matter the curriculum or philosophy you are using in your homeschool, there is one thing that could make it all better. I have realized that when parents implement one powerful thing into their home culture, homeschooling becomes way more powerful! When parents and children know this one secret for homeschool success they are happier […]

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Finding Your Homeschool Bliss

There are lots of voices, lots of challenges, lots of opportunities that vie for our attention, and sometimes it’s hard to find our groove and know we’re on the right track! This empowering presentation will give you practical tips and advice from a seasoned, happy homeschooler on everything from scheduling to home organization to how […]

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10 Tips For a More Successful Homeschool Year

With Diana Waring and Dr. Jay WileThis live presentation will air on:Friday – September 23rd – 1pm Pacific time Diana Waring and Jay Wile have been working with homeschoolers for more than two decades.  In addition, they homeschooled their own children through high school.  Blending their personal experiences with the things they have learned from other […]

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Getting Started – Visions and Variables

This live presentation will air on:Monday – September 12th – 5pm Pacific timeThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Not Back to School Summit – REGISTER HERE for live access!Often times families who want to take the homeschooling plunge or are facing a new season in their homeschooling experience are tempted to jump right into the […]

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