Graduation Photos from Kelly

Graduation Photos from Kelly
It's graduation season and I love seeing the unique graduation experiences of homeschoolers! This is how Kelly celebrated with her son the beekeeper!We held the ceremony during our square dance club's regular Thursday night dance. We had a huge full sheet cake - chocolate with chocolate icing - with just some simple writing on it. I put a blue cap ...
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Best Guidance Counselor Tips for a Performing Arts Student

Best Guidance Counselor Tips for a Performing Arts Student
When your child is a gifted actor, homeschooling can provide the best education possible, while still providing enough time for them to perfect their craft.​Cover the CoreActors, singers, and musicians often have one thing in common. These kids often don't like math and science. As parents then, we need to make sure our children have a broad educat...
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Debt Free and Tuition Free College

Debt Free and Tuition Free College
Debt free, tuition free college doesn't sound possible, I know. But, it is! Follow these pointers and read about how Tracey did it!Parents need to be engaged in the process.​ Learn how to homeschool high school BEFORE high school.​Get encouragement and feedback along the way.​Tracey's daughter is finishing the college selection process. It ...
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April 2017 Gold Care Club Update is Ready

April 2017 Gold Care Club Update is Ready
New for this month:How To Training CoursesQuick Start: Finding Curriculum that's Effective Beginner: Preparing to Homeschool High School - 4 Hour Webinar Presentation Intermediate: Homeschooling Middle School Advanced: Emergency Course Description Pajama Party Encouragement: Beyond Academics Members Only WebinarCreating Transcripts for Your Unique ...
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Never Too Late to Spring Into Transcripts!

Never Too Late to Spring Into Transcripts!
For the best scholarship opportunities, you want to put your child first in line for the money. In other words, complete your application far before it's due. To complete your application early, you need to stay on top of your record keeping. Update your transcript and course descriptions every year.Even so... don't give up hope! Read Sharon's stor...
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Warning Gifted Children Can Burn Out

Warning Gifted Children Can Burn Out
It's a challenge to homeschool gifted children. Your job: keep curriculum challenging, but not overwhelming. Making sure curriculum is academically appropriate and socially appropriate at the same time is extremely difficult! If you add too little challenge, the kids become bored and may "hate school" and become low functioning adults. Provide too ...
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April Homeschool Calendar Reminders

April Homeschool Calendar Reminders
It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day of homeschool instruction, but there is more to your job as a homeschool parent than teaching. Here are some April homeschool calendar reminders just for you!Middle School: Make a decision not to panic. Instead, spend some time on continuing education, learning how to homeschool high school. The High Sch...
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Come Spring Into Transcripts With Me!

Come Spring Into Transcripts With Me!
Let me guess.... You KNOW that you should get your homeschool transcript done now, but you really don't want to do it. You know you should, but it doesn't sound like fun.But wait! What if we can MAKE it fun??How about if I share with you all my easy-peasy, light-and-breezy tips for making transcripts in a stress-free and relaxed way?And then suppos...
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Trouble in Paradise - Teenage Consequences

Trouble in Paradise - Teenage Consequences
Here are 4 ideas to help you face teenage troubles. ​ 1. Incorporate Learning StyleMake sure you are incorporating your teens learning style. If you have a kinesthetic learner, for example, you would want to incorporate wiggling with seatwork. You can make sure teens are moving while doing bookwork by standing on a Simply Fit Board, or ...
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Free Articles for Your Support Group

Free Articles for Your Support Group
Leaders of homeschool groups are always looking for content for newsletters, right? Why don't you share this information with your support group? They should know that I provide free articles for support groups that can be used in your homeschool community newsletter.Here is the problem:It's hard to meet the needs of all group members.​More ho...
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[Free Book] Finding A College

[Free Book] Finding A College
How to Find CollegesFinding the perfect college for your high school student—where both the parent and the child love the college—can be a lot like finding true love: the perfect college is the one where they love you and you love them, a match made in heaven. It takes a lot of time to find that perfect college, but like true love, it's worth it! Y...
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Enter to Win! April Newsletter Giveaway

Enter to Win! April Newsletter Giveaway
Alpha Omega Publications, a leader in Christian Home Education, is pleased to partner with The HomeScholar to give one family a full year of curriculum! The winner will receive the Monarch Online Curriculum Family Plan which includes access for a full 12 months to three students.While you wait for the winners to be announced, preview the prize with...
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How to Get Scholarship Offers

How to Get Scholarship Offers
How would you feel if your child sent out 7 college applications and got these results?7 applications sent​2 colleges offered half-price​1 college offered quarter-price​1 college offered full tuition​And, they haven't even heard from all their colleges yet!​Read what Jeanette said in her own words!I just wanted you to know that my son sent out seve...
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Tips for Kinesthetic Learners in High School

Tips for Kinesthetic Learners in High School
A kinesthetic learner will learn best by moving. Even when they are high school age. And you can use that information to your advantage!It's almost like some kids need to move the large muscles of the legs or upper arms, or else their brain just doesn't click into gear. Instead of sighing, wringing your hands, or just giving up, you can embrace the...
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Thank you, Anni!

Thank you, Anni!
I want to say thank you to Anni, but let me start with a story about what I've been going through.When I got my new website, I had to move all 120,000 emails to our new email service. Every email, even "out of office" replies I have sent or received, they all have to be archived. While I was archiving those 120,000 emails to get them out of my inbo...
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