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What Is Needed from Your Kids and Family to Homeschool Successfully?

What Is Needed from Your Kids and Family to Homeschool Successfully?

Obviously, homeschool is all about preparing your kids for life so they have a major participating role in the process. The requirements from kids to be homeschooled successfully aren't really that much different from those involved in a traditional school situation. They need to be able and willing to learn, be disciplined to do the work that is required of them, and so on.

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Updated: April 14, 2021

Is a Lotus Birth Right for You?

Lotus Birth

Have you heard of lotus birth?

As you prepare to begin the pregnancy journey or as you ready yourself for your baby’s birth, it is important to make an informed choice about the kind of birth experience you would like to have. Although you can never plan every aspect of a birth, the more you know about your options, the more in control and relaxed you will feel as you approach this momentous experience.

What to Do the Week Before the SAT

1 Day to Go

The Day before the Test
  • If you haven't already, make sure you know the location of your test center. If you don't know how to get to the center, print out directions from MapQuest.com. If you haven't taken a test before at your test center, ask around among the seniors you know to see whether there's anything you need to know about the place.
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Managing Your Finances and Looking for Work After Divorce

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Handling Your Debts

Silver Linings

If you've been held responsible for a spouse's debt, you may seek recourse in the “Innocent Spouse Rule,” a provision in the Internal Revenue Code. Under this rule, if you can show that you are completely ignorant of your spouse's wrong-doing, you might not be held liable. Check with your accountant to see whether you fall into this category.

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Questions for Evaluating a Summer Camp

Medical services, transportation, food, and more

Do Their Campers Return?

Inquire about the camper return rate. Not every camper wants to go back to the same place the following summer, but a large number of returning campers probably is a sign that the children and their parents were highly satisfied with the camp's offerings and the way it is operated.

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Understanding Bulimia Nervosa

Understanding Bulimia Nervosa

The eating disorder termed bulimia is at least two or three times more prevalent than anorexia nervosa. In fact, recent surveys report that about 1 percent of the general population and 4 percent of women aged 18–30 suffer from this troublesome disease.

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Finding Your Homeschool Style

Finding Your Homeschool Style

Isabel Shaw

When I was first thinking about homeschooling, I asked a homeschool mom to describe her typical day. I was puzzled when she replied that there was no such thing as a typical day.

"What type of curriculum do you use?" I asked.

"Well, we're eclectic homechoolers, so we pick and choose our resources as we go along," she replied.

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Expenses, Expenses, Expenses

Don't let divorce derail your finances

And Then There's Your Ex

Divorce can be devastating to your financial situation, there's no question about it. (Read Changes in Your Marital Status on the financial implications of divorce.) Know, however, that there are ways to make divorce less financially detrimental for both parties. The catch is that you've both got to be willing to cooperate to make it happen.

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by: Kayla Brennan

A Study on School Subjects and Parental Involvement

How involved should parents be in a kid's education?

We all want our children to perform well in school, but with COVID-19 closing schools across the country, many parents have become the teachers. Still, in a typical scenario, what role should parents play in their children’s education? Which subjects do parents think their child should learn?

More: At-Home Learning Resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak

Setting Up a Trust Fund

Setting Up a Trust Fund

Money ABCs

A trust is a legal type of ownership in which property is held by a fiduciary, called a trustee, for the benefit of someone else, called a beneficiary. The trustee runs things; the beneficiary gets things from the trust. The person who gives the money to the trust is called a grantor or settler.

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When Your Child Moves Out

Budgeting

Watch Your Step

It's important that your child pay her bills on time. Most bills will state the date when payment must be received. If she's late, this action becomes part of her credit history. (Special credit companies track this information.) Her lack of prompt action can come back to haunt her later when she applies for a loan to buy a car or when she wants to rent a new apartment.

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Saving on Wedding Costs

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Avoiding Temptation

We understand that your baby's wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event (hopefully), and that you want it to be perfect. We can't stress, however, how important it is to be realistic about how much you can afford to spend to make those dreams come true.

Some families have no problem plunking down $20,000 or $25,000 for a wedding. Most of us, however, have to do some serious thinking and planning before we hand over that kind of money.

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Wedding Plans

Wedding Plans

Wedding Plans

When you begin serious planning for the wedding, some of the first questions to ask yourself should involve who will pay for what, who you should invite, and what form the invitations should take.

Wedding Expenses

Let's start the wedding process with who pays for what. For many weddings, lots of people assume a share of the burden and thus have some say in the proceedings.

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Math and Science Do Matter for Girls

Math and Science Do Matter for Girls

Throughout the past decades, society has expected boys to excel in the "harder" classes (science and math) and girls in the "easier" ones (language and social studies). The fact is all areas of study can be hard or easy, depending on the individual child and her attitude. Another fact is that when it comes to the job market, college graduates with a math or science background can usually find better-paying jobs in more abundance.

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Updated: April 22, 2022

How to Get Started with Homeschooling

You've decided to homeschool - what's next?

You’ve decided to homeschool. Now what? First of all, know that you are not alone. As families face unprecedented challenges regarding health, safety, changing schedules, and new school models during this time of global pandemic, more families than ever are deciding to give homeschooling a try. The good news is that even the least experienced of families can have a wonderful start to the homeschool adventure thanks to the plethora of easily accessible resources available online.