Are You Training Your Child To Complain?

Do you find yourself second guessing the amount of work you assigned your child based on their moaning and groaning? You know your child’s capabilities and have given out the assignments. As time passes your student is taking a long time and starts appeals of, “It’s too much writing and my hand hurts! All my assignments are long today, can you shorten some? I’ll never get this done in time.”

There are times to reevaluate, but do not let your child regularly manipulate you into changing your mind about the day’s lesson plan. If it works once, they’ll try again and a bad habit of complaining has started.

Be encouraged, if this has already started as a pattern in your homeschool you have the power to turn it around. Stand firm for a few days and your children will come to know that you have a NO WHINING HOMESCHOOL ZONE!

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Homeschooling The Confrontational Highschooler

She sat across from me and said, “I’m sending him to public school next year.”  “I’m afraid our relationship will be ruined if I continue to homeschool.”

This mother of a teen is not alone with her fears, but as we continued to talk, we recognized the lack of time we had spent with our parents.  The lack of time we spent with our parents caused a gulf in communication and relationship.

When your kids are at school all day, the window to talk with your teen is shortened and you still find yourself doing homework until late at night.  Sending your child to school doesn’t eliminate problems with their obedience, it just shortens the time you are with them.

The Alabama Homeschool Expo has experienced parents to guide through the High School Years.  After my first Homeschooling the Highschooler Conference, I found myself taking a big sigh of relief.  There is help and I can construct a course that will benefit my individual child.

Don’t let your family miss World View Teen Track being held at this year’s conference.  Among the speakers is Dr. Jeff Myers, one of the world’s leading authorities on youth leadership development.

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Raising Dangerous Sons

Calling fathers and sons! Todd Wilson of Family Man Ministries wants your sons to trust dangerously, work dangerously, and love dangerously. However, that doesn’t come naturally.  Everyone around them – from the talking heads in the media to pastors in the pulpit – keep repeating, “Play it safe.” Join Todd as he encourages you and your sons to GET DANGEROUS.

Todd’s humor and gut-honest realness have made him a favorite speaker at homeschool conventions across the country and a guest on Focus on the Family.  He will be sharing his wisdom at the Alabama Homeschool Expo.

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Key To A Strong Highschool Curriculum

Just starting to homeschool, or feel like you need to make some changes?  Come to hear what makes a curriculum strong educationally, effective and motivating!  Learn how to maximize the opportunity you have to make a plan that is perfect for your family.

Attend the Alabama Homeschool Expo, register now for early bird discounts!

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Our Children Are Like Us

I was attending a homeschool conference where the speaker was giving facts on how many Olympiads raised children that became Olympiads themselves.  The point the speaker was making is that children are a lot like their parents.  So whenever my husband says, “What is with our kids and math?”  I remind him that we were late bloomers.

On one hand, our children will be like us and we shouldn’t have unrealistic fantasies for expectations.  However, they are also a unique individual and  homeschooling gives them the opportunity to explore personal interest. God uses ordinary people for extraordinary circumstances, not just straight A students.

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To Test, Or Not To Test?

Opinions on whether or not to test, or whether or not to pay attention to the results, vary greatly.  In today’s world you cannot get away from tests.  Tests for a driver’s license, admittance to school or for job advancement  are just a few.  If practice makes perfect (or at least improvement) you may want to consider having your student test in a variety of circumstances.

The parents whose child has any type of learning disability are most concerned about testing.   Randi St. Denis, director of Home Educators Encouragement Alliance will be at the Alabama Homeschool Expo teaching a workshop for special needs students.  For more information on the workshops Mrs. St. Denis will discuss whether or not testing is for your child,  Contact her through the Alabama Homeschool Expo web site.

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What Ever Happened To Penny Candy?

Sooner or later your child will wish for the olden days they read about in Little House on The Prairie.  They want to be able to go into the store with a penny and come out with two pieces of candy!

Richard Maybury is a teacher who succeeded in explaining why everything cost more now than it did for our parents.  His title What Ever Happened to Penny Candy? is a  popular book, but are you aware of  his others? Richard Maybury has eleven books in his Uncle Eric series.  His series is recommended for students fourteen and up.

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