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Don't Micromanage Homeschooled Children

Posted on 5/17/2016

Q: I homeschool my three children, ages are 8, 6, and 5. The older two have a very poor attitude about doing school, especially math, and the younger one is starting to pick up on it. Their poor...

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VIews on Homeschooling

Posted on 7/28/2015

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond With increasing frequency over the past ten years or so, parents have asked me various questions about homeschooling, all pretty much boiling down...

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Parents Consider Homeschooling for 3rd Grader

Posted on 7/21/2015

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond Q: Our 8-year-old is scheduled to enter third grade at a public school this coming fall. Last year, he did very well; nonetheless, his second grade...

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Parents Helping with Homework

Posted on 9/9/2014

Q: I homeschooled my oldest, an 8-year-old boy, until this year. He started third grade in public school in August. As a homeschooling mom, I was not a micromanager and don’t want to...

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Parents Know Best

Posted 3 days ago

Our daughter is in Kindergarten. Her school wants her assessed for support services. She is having behavior issues in class. (Which we are trying to have her held accountable for, but the school...

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6YO Seeking Control

Posted on 2/8/2018

My son is 6 years old and is for the most part obedient, respectful and considerate. He is in kindergarten and I homeschool him. Over the past few weeks I've noticed a new pattern of, let's call...

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Online School is a Privilege Not a Right

Posted on 11/3/2017

We have homeschooled our 3 kids for all of their school years. Last year we enrolled our son (now 16.5) in online public schooling because he refused to be cooperative with school work. Online...

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6-Block Chart Program

Posted on 9/29/2017

My son is 9 1/2. Over the last few months we have implemented the daily 6 block chart program after reading The Well Behaved Child in response to the defiance and attitude we had been seeing...

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Recommended reading for Homeschool Mother

Posted on 3/25/2017

Would you recommend Ending the Homework Hassle, Fail-Safe Formula for Helping Your Child Succeed in School, or another book of Mr. Rosemond's, to best help a homeschooling mother?

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Explaining to 8 yo about Transgender Classmate

Posted on 2/6/2017

The elementary school where my 8 year old 3rd grader attends, just sent home a letter stating that a classmate has chosen to come out as transgender. The letter further states that the school will...

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Micromanaging 15-Year-Old Follow-Up

Posted on 11/17/2016

So I just had my epiphany. Even though this child is homeschooled he does one class online & 3 classes at a co-op, 1 day a week. I guess I should totally butt out of those, is that...

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Homeschooled 15 yo Follow Up

Posted on 11/10/2016

Hi, This is a follow up to my 15 y o homeschool son's falling behind problem. Reading his basketball contract it suspends them from games & gives them suicides to run if he misses practices. ...

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Homeschooled 15 yo Not Doing School Work

Posted on 11/9/2016

I have a 15 y o son who has been homeschooled since 3rd grade. This is the first year that he suddenly is having trouble keeping up with his work. Admittedly his classes are harder with a lot more...

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Slacking with school work.

Posted on 10/30/2016

My 12 year old daughter is very slow with her work. She can start on a piece of homework and take a whole day to do it to make it perfect. Other times, she is extremely slow because she did not...

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