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Ten Cool Online Resources for Homeschoolers, Especially Teens

While it is possible to waste large chunks of your life on the internet, one can also find powerful learning tools online.  Here are some of our favorites.  Some of them have become indispensable to us, some we’re just getting used to, and one is on my wish list.  (Note:  Links are to my reviews or […]

Review: Sylvan Learning Center Assessment

With almost two decades of homeschooling under our belts, our family has experienced a variety of learning issues.  Most of them we have been able to diagnose and resolve ourselves. When I marked a recent French test, though, I realized I needed expert help.  Occasionally we all find ourselves in situations where our love, patience, […]

Homeschool ‘Mommy Marks’ and Universities #2

Two years ago we got the surprise of our lives when my son received a top marks-based scholarship from a university that says it accepts neither ‘mommy marks’ nor SAT scores. Two weeks ago, the same thing happened to my daughter!  Needless to say, we are thrilled and exceedingly grateful.  God has blessed her studies […]

When your Child Cannot Learn Well: Psychoeducational Testing at Home

After a recent Sylvan Learning Center assessment, we were encouraged to get psychoeducational testing for one of our children.  However, the cost was $2000, way beyond our budget.  (Note that this is a service provided by independent psychologists who specialize in education, not by Sylvan.) When I discussed that with the Sylvan lady, she said, […]

Enjoy Your Homeschool Conference

Tomorrow is our annual homeschooling conference and for the first time in years I will not be able to attend.  Sometimes life seriously gets in the way, and it’s best if we learn to accept that cheerfully and not complain about what God has put in our path. But–and this is a big ‘but’–if you can make […]

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