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Homeschooling Teens: Teaching and Record Keeping

Homeschooling Teens:
Teaching and Record Keeping

Isabel Shaw  

What Subjects Do I Teach?


Homeschooling: The Teen Years by Cafi Cohen outlines how to set up and follow a high school curriculum. If your child plans to attend college, Cohen advises you to begin your studies with the following subjects:

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The Game of Chess

Basic moves and rules

Basic Moves and Rules

The rules of Chess are very strict and there isn't really any room for change, but there are ways you can lighten them up a little so they work better for you at home. There are the hard-line Chess players who will stick to tournament rules, so just be aware of whom you're playing with and how you both want to use the rules. You don't want to get into any arguments when the game is underway, so be clear with each other before the match begins.

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Developing a Home Classroom

Location

Unless you have a large home with areas you don't currently use, you likely won't have much of a choice about where to locate your homeschool; you will use a room that isn't being used for some other purpose that you can't live without. However, if you have some options regarding location, consider the following factors:

  • More space is better. You really can't have too large an area for your school.

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ADHD in School

ADHD in School

The school environment--with its schedules and assignments, its long stretches of desk work, its emphasis on writing--all too often becomes a battleground to the child with ADHD.

The battle of the classroom can't be won with medication alone. It's only the initial building block. Study after study shows that medication alone doesn't improve academic achievement.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal, Grade 7

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal, Grade 7

This semi-autobiographical journal/cartoon book by Jeff Kinney — in the guise of seventh-grader Greg Heffley — is available only online, with new pages added each day. Kids can follow the hilarious trials and tribulations of Greg by logging in daily.

Enrichment Activities

An Interview with Jeff Kinney

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Understanding Financial Terminology

Understanding Financial Terminology

Watch Your Step

A child who doesn't understand the risks might be willing to be too aggressive with his investments; he could lose it all on a speculative stock. A child should be encouraged to become a conservative investor who goes for long-term growth.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Modern Art: Creative Tech Toys for Little Artists

Modern Art: Creative Tech Toys for Little Artists

Kids are no longer limited to paint, crayons, glitter, and glue during creative playtime. Ever-emerging gadgets offer exciting new ways for kids to exercise their imagination and artistic side! Help your modern day artistes dabble in music, photography, animation, and art with these picks for the coolest artsy and creative toys and devices.

Updated: May 15, 2019

Fifth Grade Science and Health

Fifth Grade Science and Health

The goal of science study
Children's interest in science often seems to decline in grade 4 and after. I suspect that this happens because science study is too often textbook-driven, passive, formal, and narrow in its scope. But the major goal of science study in these grades should be to keep children interested in science and cause them to believe that they can be successful science students. Not an easy task -- but one that is critically important.

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by: Dr. Kyle Pruett

Disciplining Other People's Kids

Disciplining Other People's Kids

Your second grader is ecstatic as you pick him and his best buddy up after school. At dinner, you notice his friend's mouth is a little fresh, but you don't say anything -- you don't want to spoil their fun. Then you hear him say to your son's little sister; "What a jerk," because she won't give up her seat at the computer fast enough for his needs. Your son is a little startled, as are you. What to do?

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Promoting Mindfulness in Kids

Practice and teach kids how to practice the ancient art of mindfulness

Promoting Mindfulness in Kids

One the most exciting recent developments in the modern treatment of depression has been the integration of cognitive behavioral principles with insights from an Eastern tradition that goes back many thousands of years.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

3 Reasons Why Fancy Nancy Creator Jane O'Connor is Promoting Literacy

fancy nancy author jane o'connor and mime

This year, beloved children’s author Jane O’Connor, creator of the popular Fancy Nancy literary series, bid Nancy--her pink, boa-loving little girl character with a beautiful imagination--“adieu”. After writing more than 50 picture and chapter books about Nancy (there is also a Fancy Nancy animated TV show on Disney Jr.) and Nancy’s love of anything and everything pink, classy, and French, O’Connor retired Nancy.

by: Robin Glenn

How to Help Your Kids' Emotional Development During a Pandemic

Emotional Development During Pandemic

Kids worldwide aren’t just missing out on birthdays and social events, they’re also missing key developmental experiences. With social interactions at an all-time low, kids have less exposure to their friends, teachers, and in some cases, their loved ones, including parents.

More: 5 Ways Kids Can Stay Connected and Social While Social Distancing

Breakfast Benefits

Breakfast Benefits

Breakfast has been called the most important meal of the day, and with good reason. While every meal counts toward good nutrition, the facts are on the table: Eating in the morning has positive effects on health and on kids' ability to learn.

What's a nutritious breakfast? A meal consisting of foods from at least two of the five food groups is healthiest, but the truth is that noshing on nearly any food in the morning is better than none, especially when it come to kids.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Sixth Grade Science and Health

Sixth Grade Science and Health

Science

Children's interest in science often seems to decline in grade four and after. This happens, in part, because science study is too often textbook-driven, passive, formal, and narrow in its scope. But the major goal of science study in these grades should be to keep children interested in science and cause them to believe that they can be successful science students. Positive attitudes about science -- from teachers and parents as well as students -- are vital.

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Connecting With Your Son

Connecting With Your Son

Fathers usually build relationship with their sons through active play and stimulation; they "do stuff" together. For mothers and boys, the process is a little different. The bond between a mother and son often grows out of simply spending time together.

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