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15yro defiant, angry,

Posted on 6/19/2018

I have a 15 year old son who has extreme fits of rage when he doesn’t get his way, which is entitlement. When he is in a rage he throws and breaks my things, curses me violently and threatens...

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Husband files for divorce after wife takes a stand with teens.

Posted on 6/1/2018

Dear John Rosemond, I wrote in a while ago on putting the marriage first. I was never able to get my husband on board which indeed caused a great deal of strife in our family, especially with...

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Parents Know Best

Posted on 4/19/2018

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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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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Ten year old with multiple issues

Posted on 10/1/2016

Adopted Female child age 10; neglect and multiple traumas, sexual abuse. She is in complete safety for 4+ years now, yet she is Hypersensitive, intense, social issues, cannot get along with...

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11-year-old Homeschooler Test Anxiety

Posted on 8/5/2016

Hello! I have an 11 year old son who is homeschooled. Everything is going fairly well with his schooling except for his tests. Whenever it is time for a test, he will start to cry and...

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15 yo Not Doing Schoolwork

Posted on 5/17/2016

My almost 15yr old daughter, 9th grader, has been homeschooled since preschool. For the past 2 years we have seen a steady decline in her ability to focus and complete her work. She has no...

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Motivating Homeschooled Children

Posted on 5/10/2016

I homeschool my three children. Their 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 that attitude...

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Homeschooler requests to go to public school

Posted on 10/26/2015

Hello! I have a 12 year old son, who is homeschooled. He recently has expressed some interest in going to public school and I'm just not sure how to react to this. He's been homeschooled for...

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Home schooling

Posted on 3/4/2015

What are your views on home schooling?

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4 YO Homeschooling

Posted on 12/21/2014

We plan to homeschool our 4 year old daughter. However, we live in a very competitive school district, with top ranked schools and academic enrichment programs galore. We really want our daughter...

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Homeschooling a Defiant 5 yo

Posted on 9/1/2014

I thought my son had ADHD issues but I now realize he mostly has parenting issues. I wasn't parenting from a position of leadership or authority. I was allowing him to be manipulative,...

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homeschooling curricula?

Posted on 8/24/2014

Hi, we live in CA and I decided to homeschool my children this year, a friend has blessed me with bob jones cirriculum however he is more "kinesthetic" hands on when it comes to learning. I was...

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Get some sleep!

Posted on 7/16/2014

I have a calm, pensive 7.5 year old, who would rather play Legos or read than play ball or run, who is having a hard time shutting off his brain at bedtime. He is the oldest of 4 kids and shares...

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Homeschool Choices

Posted on 7/16/2014

I am considering homeschooling for my 12 year old son. Can you suggest some of your preferred homeschooling programs?

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12 yo homeschooled son, incomplete work

Posted on 5/7/2014

(This question is for Janet.) I am homeschooling my 12 year old son. He has been staying in his room a lot recently because he didn't pass my inspection on his chores and school work on time. He...

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