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Keys to Effectively Communicating with Your Children

We've all learned as adults that communicating with others is not just important, it is necessary. We must communicate, in one way or another, to have our basic needs met, function in a work environment, or interact with our family at home.

Starting Back to School When You Feel Like a Homeschool Failure

Does thinking about the new school year make you feel kind of sick? Or sad? Are you putting off ordering curriculum, because you really don't want to face how far behind you feel? Do you just dread the whole thing, because you just hadn't done what you'd hoped you would last year?

You Can Do It Alone

Since my daughter, Olivia, was born five years ago, I knew I desperately wanted to homeschool her. I was mortified at the options available in my local school system, and my daughter's safety was of my highest concern.

Help Me, I’m Stuck

Sometimes it’s hard to admit that we may need help with our homeschool. Understandably, we may be overwhelmed with a curriculum choice, lesson plans, need for organization, homeschool itself or the motivation to want to teach. It is during hard times such as these that we should ask for help. Too often, as homeschool parents, we feel the pressure to measure up with other home educators whom we feel have it all together, so we don’t ask for help. We stubbornly or persistently work to find our own solution; and we continue to sink, possibly getting in over our heads before reaching out.

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