How to Teach Kids to Declutter
Jan26

How to Teach Kids to Declutter

Hey Homeschoolers! Today’s topic isn’t a lesson kids can learn in a traditional school, but it’s an important life lesson for homeschoolers. Just watch one episode of Hoarders for motivation. But before we jump in, I would love to invite you to join me on Periscope. Every Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. Central, I record the podcast live on Periscope under the handle Psychowith6. I get to chat with many of my friends...

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How to Train Children to Do Chores Consistently
Nov11

How to Train Children to Do Chores Consistently

I asked my Homeschool Sanity friends on Facebook about their challenges with kids and getting them to do chores consistently was mentioned frequently. It just so happens that I have the same issue. I share tips in this episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show. Listen HERE or on iTunes. Teaching Tip of the Week Amy Milcic of Busy Boys Brigade shares 54 brain break activities and an inexpensive, easy way to store them. Organized Homeschool...

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Help for Anxious Homeschoolers
Nov03

Help for Anxious Homeschoolers

  Click the graphic above or HERE to listen to the podcast. You can also listen on iTunes. This week we will talk about how to help your anxious child or how to help yourself with anxiety. Staying out of the stressful school system can help anxiety, but for many kids, symptoms continue. I’m excited to share with you some helpful ideas, but first I’d like to invite you to subscribe to Psychowith6.   Teaching Tip...

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What to Teach Your Child About Obesity
Oct13

What to Teach Your Child About Obesity

We have heard the statistics, but I think our children need to know them too. 17% of children are obese, meaning that their body mass index (based on height and weight) is at or above the 95th percentile for their age and gender. While that statistic is a concern, what is more alarming is that over a third of adults are obese. Obesity, as we know, contributes to shorter lifespans and a decreased quality of life. As homeschoolers, we...

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How to Be a Hands-Free Homeschool Mom
Sep29

How to Be a Hands-Free Homeschool Mom

The book, Hands-Free Life, arrived at my house just in time. I had begun noticing signs that I was living distracted. In this episode, I share tips for changing that. Listen HERE or on iTunes Get your free funny fall writing prompts here. Teaching Tip of the Week 21 Lessons in 20th Century Music Appreciation Organized Homeschool Challenge of the Week The Freezer Cooking Challenge – includes links to everything mentioned in the...

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Help! My Child Wants to Go to School
Sep08

Help! My Child Wants to Go to School

Nothing can create as much angst and confusion in a homeschooling mother’s life as a child wanting to go to school. While I can’t tell anyone exactly what to do, I can share things to consider if this is your situation. I wrote about my own experience with a child wanting to attend school and the lessons I learned from sending him to a public high school. Listen to the show here or on iTunes Advice for Tween Girls I...

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