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Jun

Let Them Be Bored This Summer

There’s no need for technology or entertainment to rule your kids’ summer. Instead, let them be bored and find their own adventures! Carrying fresh towels out to the pool, I caught my youngest child in the middle of a precious make-believe moment. All eight years of him looked up, wide-eyed. Flexing outstretched, sinewy arms, he...
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9
Jun

The Golden Ticket To Free College, Part 2

Part 1 of this series covered some misconceptions about grades, the SAT, and the PSAT, as well as some strategies for improving your scores and chances of getting free college. Today, I’ll explain some specific strategies for the different sections of the SAT. By knowing that each test must follow the same patterns, profiles and standards,...
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6
Jun

Checklists for Moms: A New Approach

The mental “checklists for moms” can be overwhelming and frustrating, especially for homeschool moms! Here is one fresh take on all of the pressure. Homeschool moms worry more than anyone I know. They worry about the basic things—their children’s safety, health and nutrition, interaction with siblings and neighbors, as well as moral and spiritual development....
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2
Jun

The Gentle Art of Teaching Writing to Children

Teaching writing does not have to be painful. Here are some ways to help teach writing, while making writing enjoyable for both student and teacher! Baby’s first cry marks the trailhead of language expression. As parents, we instinctively shepherd our child’s growing language skills with smiles and repeating their coos and baby babble back to...
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1
Jun

Traveling with Challenging Children

Traveling with children can be challenging. Here are some reasons to be grateful in the midst of food allergies and messy tantrums! A young businesswoman walked by me at San Diego airport. She turned, looked at the baby in my arms, smiled, and said, “She’s absolutely perfect.” I thanked her, but felt compelled to say,...
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31
May

A Lick of New Adventure and Technology

My son loves dogs. Loves them! He reads book after book, noting the smallest details on characteristics and breeds. He researches the AKC website all the time. Last spring, he wanted to earn money dog-walking so that he could buy a new dog. Granted, we already had three dogs, but we talked over the idea...
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