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Skillpower, Willpower, and New Year’s Goals

In Disease Proof, Katz argues that most people do not accomplish their goals because they do not have the skills to do so.  It isn’t that they are lazy or unmotivated or bad; it simply is that they have never learned the basic steps to choosing goals, losing weight, exercising, and so forth.  This book, […]

Review: Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Homeschooling is, when you get down to it, all about learning. That is one of the reasons I picked up Make It Stick:  The Science of Successful Learning—I needed to understand how to make learning work better in our homeschool.  Now I am recommending it to everyone.  Based on research, this book is full of […]

Planning an Unusual High School Credit—A Horsey Example

Miss 14 almost had the saddle on the horse when the barn door opened and a stranger walked in.  He turned out to be the co-op co-ordinator for the local high school looking for one of his students, and suddenly a lightbulb turned on in my head. Perhaps I could give Miss 14 a high […]

Review: Introduction to Psychology from a Christian Perspective by Vicki Tillman

Many teens are interested in psychology, but most psychology texts are written from a non-Christian or anti-Christian point of view.  On the other hand, Christian psychology courses, such as Sonlight’s AP course, are available for homeschools but are too difficult for many teens. In her Introduction to Psychology from a Christian Perspective, Vicki Tillman, M.A., […]

Review: The Peaceful Wife by April Cassidy

When April Cassidy, a driven, perfectionistic, controlling type A person, got married, she didn’t realize that the very qualities that led to her success in the workplace were a handicap in her marriage.  In The Peaceful Wife she shares what it took her years of misery to find out:  how to apply the biblical view […]

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