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When Your Teen Can No Longer Focus

  Sometimes it happens. Your brilliant, super-capable teen is no longer learning, and you sense it is not merely an attitude problem. You begin to suspect something is seriously wrong…and you are probably right. In our many years of homeschooling we have come across this problem a few times, and this I have learned: When […]

Review: Minds More Awake by Anne White

Anne White, veteran Charlotte Mason educator and one of the developers of the comprehensive (and free) Ambleside Online curriculum had a few questions. She wondered, “…what is it that children need to be taught in order to grow into critical thinkers, problem solvers, decision makers? How do they develop the attentiveness to fix their minds […]

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 […]

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