Well needed Advice on Homework tantrums.

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Making Less Awful.     It’s 3:00pm on a school day when my son walks through the door and throws his backpack on the kitchen table. He immediately heads for the refrigerator for an afternoon snack to keep him from starving until dinner. Just as he thinks he can make his escape to his room he hears the words, don’t forget to do your homework!The usual moans, groans and excuses…

Lets find Ways to get that Picky Eater some food in her Belly.

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Getting your child to eat can seem like an endless battle; they just don’t want to eat. Young children are often picky eaters, so getting them to try a variety of foods is extremely difficult. Other young children have so much energy and curiosity, and such a small attention span, that they don’t want to sit down and eat, no matter what.   Parents often try many different tactics for…

Internet Safety is Such a Paramount Issue.

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When other parents judge, it opens a door to a learning opportunity. People can be judgmental, even when they are well-meaning and I experience this often. Passer bys giving me tips on how I should get my kid to listen (they don’t know he’s autistic), comments about why we are skipping school to go to the movies (they homeschool- we can do that) and more we are faced with every…

Toddlers learn at and Incredible Pace, You better keep up!

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Even as early as two, toddlers can learn what it means to be independent. When they get in a jam and they start to throw a fit, calmly tell them that they can do it. This happened quite often when I taught two-year-olds. They would cry if they got dirt on their pants. They would cry if they couldn’t find the toy they wanted. They would cry if the hair…

Avoiding losing control as a Home School-er

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Welcome to all of you who are coming here Whether you’re studying in a traditional school or in a home schooling program, there will come a time when you will experience burnout. This is something that you have to avoid so that your learning progress is not affected. Here are a few helpful tips that I use to avoid possible home schooling burnout: • Know my limitations. From the very…

Effective home planning for Home Schooling .

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Those of us who fall into the category of parents as teacher and who choose to home school our children have entire laundry lists of reasons for doing so. We, who are without what others might consider to be proper preparation for being parents as teachers, nevertheless wade right in and, surprisingly, get the job done – often more effectively than today’s public school systems can. In my case, I…

Is your Child having trouble speaking and is shying away?

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If your child has been diagnosed with a speech disorder, you have probably taken the next step and enrolled him or her into speech classes with a certified pathologist or therapist. Using a speech therapist is a great way to help your child overcome their language development barriers and start to improve their basic language development or overcome their disorder altogether. Speech therapy can provide many benefits to your child,…

Some Perspective on Home Schooling

Homeschooling Considerations – Things You Need To Know Many parents, possibly including yourself, will be frustrated with public schools; homeschooling is it possible answer. This sort of thinking is today becoming mainstream whereas a limited years ago it wasn’t. Before you choose to pull the plug on the public school and bring your kids home to teach them, you should understand some necessary facts. Before you do homeschooling, read the…

Six Rules to abide to while Home Schooling

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Homeschooling, while it affords you certain freedoms when educating your child, it is not always easy. There are things that you can do to make homeschooling easier for yourself as a parent. The following tips may help make your job as a homeschooling parent a little easier. 1. If in doubt, look on the Internet. If you are in doubt about your method of homeschooling or home school curriculum use…

Customizing the Chalkboard at Home, Make things Unique and Creative

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It’s not quite done so I can’t show it off just yet, but in addition to the chalkboard project, we found many fun little side projects and home decor ideas to use up our  leftover paint. Benjamin Moore offers chalkboard paint in any color. I chose Martha Stewart’s Seal for the chalkboard (and various other places around the kitchen and living room as part of our color palette). It’s basically a traditional chalkboard color. The…