Help! My Child Has No Interests!

Help! My Child Has No Interests!

"My child isn't interested in ANYTHING!!!" I hear parents complain that their child has no interests fairly often, especially from those with younger children. Hang in there! It's like children learning to ride a bicycle; they use training wheels for so long, that you think they'll never learn to ride on their own. Then suddenly - they're off! If you are in the "training wheels" stage, what can you do when your child doesn't seem interested in anything?

 

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May Gold Care Club Update is Ready

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  New for this month: How To Training Courses Quick Start: How to Homeschool Independently Beginner: Preparing to Homeschool High School - Live Convention Part 1/3 Intermediate: Starting Strong: Freshman and Sophomore Advanced: How to Homeschool...
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5 Tips for a Balanced Summer

5 Tips for a Balanced Summer
Want to learn how to remain sane AND retain skills? When my kids were in middle school and high school, we did just a bit of structured school each day during the summer months. We did a little math, a little writing, a little independent unit study ...
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May Homeschool Calendar Reminders

May Homeschool Calendar Reminders
Wow! We're already well into May! Can you believe it? Are you on track? Here are some calendar reminders for you to check your homeschool goals against.   Middle School: As you plan for the first year of high school, learn what classes you shoul...
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Homeschool Curriculum Ideas for Marine Biology

Homeschool Curriculum Ideas for Marine Biology

Science classes don't have to be restricted to biology, chemistry, and physics. Does your child have a fascination with the creatures of the sea? Why not let them study Marine Biology in your homeschool?

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Keeping Academic Records After Homeschool Graduation

Keeping Academic Records After Homeschool Graduation
Parents need to keep the academic  records for their teens after  graduation . They may be needed for further education in 5 years.... or 10 years... or 30 years after the children have left the nest. Graduates may need a transcript fo...
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3 Reasons to Write Course Descriptions

3 Reasons to Write Course Descriptions
 Why write  course  descriptions ? Many people will tell you they aren't necessary, but here are three important reasons not to shirk on that job. 1. The College May Need Them Course descriptions are best written each year, as you comp...
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Subject Tests for Ivy League Admission

Subject Tests for Ivy League Admission
Gearing up for Ivy  League  admission is one of the toughest challenge for high school students, whether they are homeschooled or not. Ivy  admission requires excellence in all areas, exceeding requirements - and a healthy dose of luck...
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[Free Download] 75 College Application Essay Prompts

[Free Download] 75 College Application Essay Prompts
 Do you have a Junior? You'll want to practice college application essays this year! To help you, I'm giving you my ebook, 75 College Application Essay Prompts, for free! Junior year is the BEST time to practice your college application ess...
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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 ...
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Essential Questions for Your College Visits

Essential Questions for Your College Visits
Visiting colleges is an important step in determining where your child will apply. It shows colleges that you are interested in coming to their school. With college visits, you'll want to have prepared some questions in advance that will give yo...
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What Is The Correct Math Sequence for High School?

What Is The Correct Math Sequence for High School?

So, a question many high school homeschool families ask when planning for teaching math is, what is the correct math sequence for high school? For most students, what comes first doesn't matter. The most important thing is that your child is learning math consistently each year.


There are two typical math sequences for high school :

Algebra 1 > Geometry > Algebra 2

OR

Algebra 1 > Algebra 2 > Geometry

Some textbooks follow one way, and some follow the other way. They all try to convince you their way is the right way!  Mathematically, it doesn't matter which one comes first, Geometry or Algebra 2, to be honest. However, your child might benefit if they take geometry before 11th grade, to prepare for the PSAT and SAT.

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April 2019 Gold Care Club Update

April 2019 Gold Care Club Update
 New for this month in the Gold Care Club... How To Training Courses Quick Start: Finding Curriculum that's Effective and Fun Beginner: Preparing to Homeschool High School - 4 Hour Webinar Presentation Intermediate: Homeschooling Middle School A...
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Teaching Strategies to Help Struggling Learners

Teaching Strategies to Help Struggling Learners
If you have a struggling learner, you know the challenges that come with every day. Whether the struggle comes from one individual subject or from across the academic board, you understand what it takes to get through the day, and I am here to suppor...
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Using [MOOCs] with Profoundly Gifted Students

Using [MOOCs] with Profoundly Gifted Students
Finding challenging material for profoundly  gifted children can be difficult, particularly when students are working at a college level. Consider carefully whether MOOCs  might be a good fit.  You can find more information about MOOCs...
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