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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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6YO Seeking Control

Posted 1 week ago

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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Homeschool to Public School for Lonely Preteen

Posted on 10/13/2016

I have been homeschooling my daughter since she was 6. She is now 12. My health is failing me and I haven't been able to drive her out to co-op or sports weekly, but only occasionally. She is a...

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