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Inspiring, informative and super helpful practical advice.

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I love listening to this podcast as I prepare to homeschool

iTunes Ratings

69 Ratings
Average Ratings
55
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3

Great Content

By H-H-Mom - Jan 19 2019
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Inspiring, informative and super helpful practical advice.

Great resource!

By Backwoods chick - Oct 21 2017
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I love listening to this podcast as I prepare to homeschool
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Rank #1: Habits of the Organized Homeschool Mom

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Hey homeschoolers!

This week we are discussing habits of the organized homeschool mom. If organization doesn’t come naturally to you as it doesn’t for me, I think you’ll enjoy this episode. First, if you haven’t listened to the last two episodes I did on planning, you’ll want listen to them first.

Organizing didn’t come naturally to me. I’ve had to learn it the hard way. But today I feel like I’m organized enough to do everything God has called me to do as a homeschooling mom. If you’d like to take a shorter journey to organization than I took, this article is for you. These are the habits of an organized homeschool mom.

Resources for Habits of the Organized Homeschool Mom

Read the blog post

Why Happy Homeschool Moms Are Planners

How to Keep Happy Planning Going

Diona Navarro website, Instagram, Etsy shop

using an app for prayer time

Where once it was challenging to find curriculum that worked well in a homeschool setting, now we’re tearing our hair out trying to decide what to buy and what to use once we buy it.

I attended a kindergarten graduation with my second son and was wowed by the kindergartners who performed musically for the ceremony. These children seemed so advanced. My son sat at the graduation, clearly not paying attention to the ceremony at all. It’s so ridiculous now, but I thought he and I were lacking something. That son ironically grew up to be an advanced student and a part of our church’s worship band. I didn’t begin pressing him to do more after that kindergarten graduation, but I could have. I could have let fear about not measuring up add to the burden of homeschooling instead of the joy of it.

I asked Diona to talk about The Organized Homeschool Life, which is a plan for helping us to be the organized homeschool moms God has called us to be. Listen to what she said on the podcast.

The Organized Homeschool Life book and planner will help you to create the habits of an organized homeschool mom. First, every day your planner will direct you to spend time with the Lord. Rather than having long lined pages to complete that aren’t realistic for busy moms like us, you’ll have a few lines on which to write your gratitude to God, the word you heard from God, and your response to Him in prayer. Even if all you do is just complete that part of your daily plan, you’ll feel connected to the Lord.

The next habit The Organized Homeschool Life helps you develop is routines. Each day you’ll create a basic schedule for your day. You’ll be guided in the process of creating a routine with a helpful printable. Once you’ve created a workable routine, creating a loose schedule of specific tasks for the day will be easy and gratifying.

The third habit The Organized Homeschool Life helps us develop is decluttering. You’ll be challenged to declutter after Christmas, to declutter bedrooms, clothing, used curriculum, and the places in your home that tend to collect clutter. In the Organized Homeschool Life Facebook group, you’ll receive prompts to remind you to keep up your decluttering habit.

The Organized Homeschool Life also helps you have realistic expectations. Each challenge is made up of four steps that take just 15 minutes each. You’ll be amazed by how much you can do in such a short period of time. The Organized Homeschool Life Planner includes space for your organizing task of the day, so you’re reminded to stay on track with these missions or other organizing tasks you need to do.

In studying my own productivity for a year, I found that on average I completed just six tasks a day, aside from my routine tasks. That’s why there is space for just six tasks on your daily planning page. It feels amazing to complete your task list for the day and not feel like a failure because you haven’t done all 30 of the items on your overly long list.

Finally, The Organized Homeschool Life is a plan. You can develop your own plan for organizing your homeschool life or you can save yourself time and use or tweak mine. The Organized Homeschool Life gives you a starting point. Each week, the four steps of the challenge for the week are outlined for you in a very short read in the book. The weekly planning page in the planner lists the steps for the week, allowing you to plan when to do them. The planner is organized into months and weeks but isn’t dated, so you can start organizing your homeschool life at any time.

I want homeschooling moms have the peace and joy that I have in planning an organized homeschool life. That is why from now through November 17th, 2018, you can gift yourself both the book and planner at launch pricing. Whether you prefer digital books and planners or you love having a printed book and beautifully spiral-bound planner to use, you’ll find both here.

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Not sure you can keep up the organizing habit? Be sure to check out How to Keep the Happy Planning Going. You can also give The Organized Homeschool Life book and planner a try with the Christmas Planning challenge. You’ll receive sample pages that will tell you if the The Organized Homeschool Life is for you before the sale is over. Click the image at Homeschool Sanity to sign up for it.

Which of these habits has been the biggest struggle for you? Comment and let me know.

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Nov 13 2018

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Rank #2: Best Shows Replay: How to Homeschool the Uncooperative Child

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This month while Dr. Melanie Wilson is taking a podcasting break, we’re replaying some of her best shows!    Listen to this interview with Rebecca Spooner about Homeschooling the Uncooperative Child.

He never fails to groan when you announce it’s time for school. It takes her forever to finish her work. Or worse yet, you get outright rebellion. What to do? Rebecca Spooner of Hip Hoomeschooling Blog.com shares her tips as a homeschool graduate and homeschooling mother of five on this episode of the podcast.

Listen on iTunes

Links

HomeschoolScopes.TV

7 Sisters Homeschool

Homeschooling the Uncooperative Child on Hip Homeschooling Blog

Rebecca on Periscope, Facebook, and Pinterest

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Jul 25 2017

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Rank #3: How To Know If You’re Doing Enough In Your Homeschool

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Hey homeschoolers!

I frequently hear this worry from homeschoolers I talk with at the great homeschool conventions: I don’t know if I’m doing enough. In a time when homeschoolers have an abundance of curriculum options for teaching their children and an abundance of philosophies of education to consider, it’s no wonder that many homeschoolers are concerned that they are doing too little. I’ll address this concern with ways to know if you’re doing enough in just a moment.

Join our community

But first I would love to invite you to join to join Homeschool Sanity Circle on Facebook. This is the perfect group for new homeschoolers who have all sorts of worries like these. It’s also a fantastic place to build friendships no matter where you are in your homeschooling journey.  I’m looking forward to getting to know you there.

Podcast sponsor

I would like to thank my sponsor for this episode: 7 Sisters Homeschool

Resources for Knowing You’re Doing Enough in Your Homeschool

Read the blog post

HSLDA

HSLDA state laws

Homeschooling Through High School

Raising Arrows time for lessons

Podcast interview with Karla Marie Williams

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Handwriting Without Tears

Astronomy

Art course I recommend

Curriculum Paralysis episode

How to teach vocabulary

Homeschool Sanity Circle on Facebook

Thanks again to 7 Sisters Homeschool for sponsoring the podcast.  Join me next time when we discuss how to trust God with our parents. Have a happy homeschool week!

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Aug 27 2019

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Rank #4: Stop Worrying; Start Homeschooling

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Hey homeschoolers! Do you worry about homeschooling? If so, you’re normal. You’re welcome and thank you for joining me for this episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show. Just kidding. It is normal to worry, but I’m going to help you stop, so you can get on with the business of homeschooling. For this episode, we will discuss five common worries. If you’re still worrying, you can join me for part 2 of the topic.


But first, I want to tell you about the Build Your Bundle Sale. This annual digital homeschooling resource sale is a popular one with my listeners. You can save up to 95% on curriculum, homeschooling helps, parenting resources and more.  My own ebook, The Organized Homeschool Life is a part of Homeschool Helps Bundle #2. It is partnered with 7 other ebooks and 5 courses that complement the organizing help to be found in my book, including a lesson and student planner. It’s just $19, which is a steal! I have also put the digital Organized Homeschool Life Planner on sale this week only. So now you can not only have a plan for organizing your homeschooling life, but all the tools you need to finally make it happen.

But wait! There’s more. Last year, Grammar Galaxy was a part of the Build Your Bundle sale. The second volume, Protostar, is not included in the bundle sale this year, but the digital version of Protostar is now priced 20% less this week only. If you are not a digital curriculum and resource buyer but you’re curious about the many benefits of using digital, listen to this episode.

If worrying is keeping you from homeschooling, I have help for you! We will put five common worries to rest so you can stop worrying and start homeschooling.

Homeschooling Worry Resources

Read the blog post

[LIsten to How to Be a Patient Homeschool Mom]

[Read Anger Lies Christian Parents Believe]

FLYLady

[Listen to the Power of Homeschool Routines with FLYLady]

[Listen to Homeschool FLYing]

The Organized Homeschool Life book and planner

[Read Why I Wasted My Education]

[Read Homeschooling is the Most Fulfilling Career]

[Read Scheduling Secrets]

[Read Curriculum Paralysis]

[Listen to Gaps in Your Homeschooling]

[Read What to Do When Phonics Doesn’t Work]

Conclusion

I hope I’ve laid to rest five homeschool worries for you: lack of patience, organization, and fulfillment and fears of choosing the wrong curriculum or your child not mastering a subject. God doesn’t want us to worry. He wants us to get on with the business of homeschooling He’s called us to.  Tune in next time for Part 2!

Have a happy homeschool week!

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May 09 2018

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Rank #5: Best Shows Replay: How to Get Organized with the FLYLady

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How to get organized with the FLYLady

While Melanie is on vacation this month, we have a few of her best episodes scheduled! Do you want to learn how to get organized with the FLYLady?

I am so excited about this episode of the Homeschool Sanity Show and if you have struggled to get organized like I did when I started homeschooling 16 years ago, I think you will love my interview with Marla Cilley, the FLYLady. Even though I’ve been FLYing for years, I found myself incredibly motivated to make this year an even more orderly one after chatting with her.

If you share my enthusiasm for homeschool organization, I think you’ll love my new book, The Organized Homeschool Life. It will help you organize your entire homeschool life 15-minutes at a time.

Links

Sink Reflections

Body Clutter

FlyLady & Friends podcast

Amy Kuddy TED Talk

Simply Homeschooling with Tami Fox

Homeschool Teacher Control Joural

Little Hands to Heaven Preschool curriculum (15 minutes at a time)

FLYLady Events page

The Power of Homeschool Routines with FLYLady

Have a happy homeschool week!

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Jul 04 2017

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Rank #6: Interest-Led Learning: Homeschooling, The First Year

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Hey, homeschoolers! I want to thank AFFIRM Films and Sony Pictures Animation for their sponsorship of this podcast. The Star is now available on Blue-ray, DVD and Digital – this is a great movie for the entire family.

For this episode I got to catch up with our new homeschoolers. What was intended to be a topic on curriculum choices became a discussion of interest-led learning. I know you’ll be inspired by what we shared.

But first, I want to invite you to join me on the Facebook page live to ask questions on Tuesdays at 4E/3C/2M/1P. I will be sharing sanity savers for your homeschool, family, and life that you won’t want to miss. If you catch me live, we can ask questions and I can get to know you better. We have so much fun! You can catch the replay for the shows on the Facebook page at Facebook.com/psychowith6 or on my YouTube channel at YouTube.com/Psychowith6.

Now, from the studio that brought you Miracles From Heaven & Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs comes the timeless tale about faith, friendship, and the importance of believing in yourself. AFFIRM Films and Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star arrives for the first time on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital on February 20th with special bonus content features like… Star-aoke where you can sing along with Bo and Friends, Lyric Videos from: Mariah Carey, Fifth Harmony, A Great Big World, Kelsea Ballerina and Kirk Franklin! Visit the website for more resources for you and your family at TheStarMovie.com. Also be sure to engage with our special “Faith All Year Round” children’s sermons study from DeVon Franklin – discussing the themes of the film and how to keep the spirit of this inspiring story alive in us every day. Get your copy at TheStarMovie.com today!

I heard from Joleen, Jeanette, and Mai Lyn via email. I asked them about their parenting approach since we last spoke and what curriculum they are using. Listen to the podcast for their updates.

Homeschool Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

See Homeschool Sanity for more resources from this episode

All About Reading
Reading Eggs
Teach Your Monster to Read
Dinosaur meme

Have a happy homeschool week!

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Feb 20 2018

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Rank #7: 6 Reasons Your Child Hates to Write

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Hey, homeschoolers! Does your child resist writing? Run away from writing prompts? I have six reasons your child hates to write and how to fix it in this episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show. But first I would love to have you follow GrammarGalaxyBooks on Instagram. I share grammar graphics that can help you and your child develop good grammar and I give you an inside peek at the writing life. It’s pretty glamorous! It’s not, but it’s fun to share photos and connect with you there.

I want to thank The Miracle Season movie for sponsoring the show. As the mother of a volleyball player, I can’t wait to see it. View the trailer at MiracleSeason.Movie.

Kids Writing Resources

You can download the handwriting and spring writing prompts I mention in the Homeschool Sanity show notes page.

Dragon Dictation app for the iPhone,

[Check out the Better Editor Game]

Grammar Galaxy

[Listen to Help for Anxious Homeschoolers]

If you want students who love to write, increase their handwriting speed or input, structure the assignment so it’s easy and quick to complete, encourage rather than correct, give fun assignments, relax about writing, and give your child a motivating reason to write. If you do these things, you may not be raising the next Longfellow, but you can have a child who enjoys writing. And that is half the battle.

Which of these approaches will you try first? Let me know in the comments.

Special Thanks to our Network Sponsor!

We’d like to thank our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network sponsor, The Miracle Season!

Based on the inspiring true story of West High School girl’s volleyball team. After the tragic death of the school’s star player Caroline “Line” Found, the remaining team players must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hope of winning the state championship.

Visit here to learn more.

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Mar 27 2018

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Rank #8: How to Homeschool Bravely with Jamie Erickson

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Hey, homeschoolers!

Are you worried that you’re not doing this homeschooling thing right? If that’s you, and I know that’s the case for many of my listeners, you’ll love my guest’s perspective on this topic in just a bit.

Sponsor

But first, I’d like to thank our sponsor for this episode: Time4Learning. Time 4 Learning curriculum supports the homeschool parent with access to resources such as printable lesson plans, homeschool teaching tools, detailed reporting, activity scheduling and parental support through an online Parent Forum. To learn more, go to Time4Learning.com.

How to Homeschool Bravely

Now for this week’s topic: how to homeschool bravely. My guest today is Jamie Erickson. Jamie is a Christian homeschooling mother of five, a fellow podcaster, and blogger behind The Unlikely Homeschool. Today we’re discussing her new book, Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child with Confidence. I know you’ll love her encouragement.

Jamie and I discussed:

  • why so many homeschool moms quit after the first year
  • moms who don’t feel “called” to homeschool
  • how to handle homeschool naysayers
  • tips for homeschool overwhelm

Find Jamie at TheUnlikelyHomeschool.com, HomeschoolBravely.com, on Facebook, and Instagram.

Join me next week for a discussion of how to teach kids to help hurting people.

Thanks again to Time4Learning for sponsoring the podcast. Have a happy homeschool week!

What keeps you from homeschooling bravely? Let me know in the comments.

Special Thanks to Our Network Sponsor -TimeforLearning.com

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Apr 02 2019

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Rank #9: 6 Parenting Traps to Avoid for Homeschool Success

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Hey, homeschoolers! Whether you’re back to homeschool or not, today’s six parenting traps that I’ll describe can help you to have a more successful homeschool year. Before I get into them, I want to invite you to subscribe to my YouTube channel. I am going to be sharing videos there two to three times a month once again.

Now I’d like to thank my sponsor for this episode, Hebrew for Homeschooolers. Listen to the podcast as Ana Willis explains why this class will be a blessing to your homeschool.

Resources for Avoiding Parenting Traps

Have a New Kid by Friday

If you struggle with anger in your parenting, listen to the podcasts I did on this topic.

[An Easy Free Chore Checklist That Works]

We have had time limits and schedules.

listen to the podcast episode I did on that topic.

how I failed to check my kids’ math homework

Listen to the episode I did with my husband on a healthy homeschooling marriage.

Which of these parenting traps has been an issue in your homeschool? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook.

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Aug 21 2018

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Rank #10: 6 Back-to-Homeschool Mistakes Veteran Homeschoolers Don’t Make

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Hey homeschoolers! I hate to be the bearer of bad news for those of you who don’t homeschool year round. But yes, back to school is right around the corner. I have wise advice for making back to school the best it can be, whether you are a new or veteran homeschooler. This episode we will discuss six mistakes that veteran homeschoolers don’t make when it comes to back-to-school.

Sponsor – Truth Seekers Mystery Series

But first I would like to thank our sponsor– Truth Seekers Mysteries– for sponsoring the podcast.

Let’s face it, Christian kids are leaving their faith in droves despite all our best efforts. Until now! With the Truth Seekers Mystery Series, your children will become engrossed in a wonderful story that teaches about justice and how to defend their beliefs. Now you can spark your child’s interest in God’s wonderful Creation without even trying! Using a “novel” approach your children will race through hundreds of pages of heart-pounding mystery, suspense, and edge-of-your-seat adventure! There are three novels and study guides in the series. Visit the TruthSeekersMysterySeries.com.

Back-to-Homeschool Resources

Read the blog post

I have guides that well help you choose the best science, language arts, and math curriculum for your family.

120 more ideas for Back to Homeschool from ASLRochelle.com.

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Six-Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Total Time: 20 min

Serves: 6 Scale Update

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn drained
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1 (10 ounce) can chunk chicken
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers drained
  • 1 bag tortilla chips
  • 1 bag shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 container light sour cream

Directions

  1. Open the cans of corn, chicken broth, chunk chicken, black beans, and diced tomatoes with green chilies. Pour everything into a large saucepan or stock pot. Simmer over medium heat until chicken is heated through.

Amount Per Serving (6)

  • Calories: 214
  • Protein: 17.2g
  • Sugar: 2.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.2g
  • Fat: 4.9g
  • Cholesterol: 32mg
  • Sodium: 1482mg
  • Fiber: 6.7g

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If you’d like to make cooking a part of your homeschooling this year, consider the excellent Kids Cook Real Foods curriculum.

a previous episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show on organizing, FLYLady gave us wise advice for cleaning up after every subject. Conclusion

If you avoid these six back-to-school mistakes, you are well on your way having a peaceful and blessed back to homeschool. Have your curriculum, school space, special back-to-school surprise, meal plan, reasonable goals, and maintenance plans ready. That is my prayer for you.

Which of these mistakes have you made?

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Jul 24 2018

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Rank #11: How To Deal With A Homeschool Dawdler

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Hey homeschoolers!

I frequently hear from homeschooling parents about  a dawdling student who takes all of their time because he or she won’t finish schoolwork. I’m going to give you my response to this problem in just a minute.

Grammar Galaxy is Perfect for Dawdlers

But first I would love to have you try Grammar Galaxy. The lessons are short and so much fun that you are unlikely to have a dawdler. In the  early levels, you may have to sit and do the work with your child for 10 to 15 minutes, three days a week, but that is certainly not too much to ask to teach language arts in a motivating way.

Podcast Sponsor

I would like to think my sponsor for this episode: Bridgeway Academy. I would like to think my sponsor for this podcast Bridgeway Academy. Bridgeway Academy, established in 1989, is a leader in homeschool education. With products ranging from individual classes, to full year curriculum, to a private accredited academy, Bridgeway has everything you need for homeschool success. Bridgeway revolutionized the homeschool experience by introducing personalized, customized programs and packages that fit your student’s learning and personality styles. For 30 years, they’ve been supporting families
and organizations through homeschooling, helping craft the experience that fits your unique needs and goals. They’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t. As a Bridgeway family, you get the advantages of that knowledge without the bumps and bruises they gained along the way. Bridgeway Academy, your trusted partner for Kindergarten through 12th grade homeschool education. Visit them at HomeschoolAcademy.com.

Resources for Homeschool Dawdlers

Read the blog post

Motivational Mistakes Many Parents Make

Quarterly Motivational Planner

Homeschool Sanity Circle

Have a happy homeschool week!

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Jul 16 2019

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Rank #12: A Sane Approach To Homeschool Screen Time

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Hey, homeschoolers!

Do you have concerns about your kids’ screen time? If so, you’re like me and many homeschooling parents who have been forced to deal with a new digital reality. We’ll dive into the topic of developing a sane approach to homeschool screen time in just a moment.

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Sponsor

But first, I’d like to thank our sponsor for this episode: Time4Learning. Time 4 Learning curriculum gives students the independence they crave, as they progress at their own pace. The multimedia lessons feel more like games, making it perfect for teaching new concepts. Students are safe in a secure, ad free, online learning environment. Learn how you can use your child’s love for screens in their education at Time4Learning, that’s the number 4, .com.

A Sane Approach to Homeschool Screen Time

My guest today has joined us on the podcast before. She is Beth Napoli, homeschooling mom and creator of TechieHomeschoolMom.com and Online Unit Studies. I love Beth’s perspective on homeschool screen time and I think you will too.

We chatted about:

  • The advantages of screen time
  • Parental concerns about screen time
  • Beth’s own challenges with screen time
  • Beth’s advice for parents who feel their kids are abusing screen time
  • Beth’s recommendation for parents of young kids with respect to screen time

Homeschool Screen Time Resources

Digital Projects

Techin’ Your Homeschool Facebook Group

Techie Homeschool Mom

Join Me Next Week

Listen next time for my interview with Jamie Erickson, author of the new book Homeschool Bravely. Thanks again to our sponsor, Time4Learning.

Have a happy homeschool week!

What approach to homeschool screen time do you use? Comment and let me know.

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May 16 2019

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Rank #13: How to Homeschool the Uncooperative Child

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Special Series Replays while Melanie is on Christmas Break:

He never fails to groan when you announce it’s time for school. It takes her forever to finish her work. Or worse yet, you get outright rebellion. What to do? Rebecca Spooner of Hip Hoomeschooling Blog.com shares her tips as a homeschool graduate and homeschooling mother of five on this episode of the podcast.

Listen on iTunes

Links

HomeschoolScopes.TV

7 Sisters Homeschool

Homeschooling the Uncooperative Child on Hip Homeschooling Blog

Rebecca on Periscope, Facebook, and Pinterest

Next Week

How to Hold on to Faith While Homeschooling with Kendra Fletcher of Homeschooling in Real Life

Have a happy homeschool week!

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Dec 19 2017

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Rank #14: The Turpin Case: A Psychologist’s Response to Homeschooling and Child Abuse

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Hey homeschoolers!

This is an unusual podcast episode for me. I normally don’t address current events or controversial issues. But news of the torture, captivity, and severe abuse and neglect of the Turpin’s homeschooled children is prompting me to speak out. I don’t have answers for how to prevent every case of child abuse, unfortunately. But I do have information that I think must inform our discussion about the issue and even prompt our action.

We will get to that in just a few minutes, but for now I would love for you to review this podcast. On your iPhone, go to The Homeschool Sanity Show in your podcast app, scroll down to the bottom, and you’ll be able to rate the show and comment. Here’s how to rate the podcast when you aren’t using an iPhone. Thank you in advance for reviewing the podcast and making it more likely for other homeschoolers like you to find homeschool sanity.

Teaching Tip of the Week

The teaching tip of the week is using Instagram to find homeschooling books and curriculum that will bless your homeschool. Did you know you can get great curriculum reviews on Instagram? I frequently get book recommendations from the images and I love watching the live stories. You can comment with any questions you have for the Instagrammer. If you would like to follow me at Psychowith6 or GrammarGalaxyBooks, I would love to follow you back. But I would also love for you to follow HomeschoolScopes. For the month of February we will have a #realhomeschooling Instagram challenge that could not only give you great book tips, but inspiration for your homeschooling life. We would love to have you participate. To see a list of the challenges you can check out the show notes for this episode at homeschoolsanity.com/childabuse. Or just follow HomeschoolScopes on Instagram to find the image with all of the challenges listed.

References from This Episode

the torture, captivity, and severe abuse and neglect of the Turpin’s homeschooled children

An estimated 3% of school-age children are being homeschooled in the United States for a total of about two million students

the L.A. Times,

ResponsibleHomeschooling.org

They admit that they have no statistically signifcant data that suggests homeschooling families abuse children at higher rates than non-homeschooling families.

one of the Turpins’ daughters attending school in the third grade

The LA Times further reports that none of the children had seen a doctor in four years

30 states reported that 8.5% of child abuse fatalities occurred in families who had received family services. Here is an example of one such child. There is also alarming evidence of high rates of child abuse within foster care homes

removing children from an abusive home doesn’t always have a happy ending

The Atlantic

horror stories about parents apparently innocent of abuse having their children taken from them without cause

The highest rate of child abuse is among infants with over 1/4 of abused children being under age three

The biggest risk factors for child abuse are alcohol and drug abuse and domestic violence.

a religious upbringing or conservative political views constitute abuse in and of themselves?

More than one out of every five school children is bullied.

the Turpin girl was reportedly bullied in third grade.

bullied students committing suicide

responding to their bullying by shooting their fellow students at school

11 school shootings in the U.S. in the last three-and-a-half weeks, though that statistic has been disputed

1 in 10 students has been the victim of sexual abuse at the hands of school personnel

Experts tell us that most child abuse is neglect and neglect is highly associated with low income

leaves her 9-year-old in the park near her workplace.

Nurses for Newborns

home visits that have been shown to be very effective in preventing abuse

Here are signs to look for.

HSLDA

Coleman and Brightbill argue that parents who have been reported for child abuse should have to be evaluated when they choose to homeschool.

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What’s your response to the Turpin case? Let me know in the comments.

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Jan 30 2018

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Rank #15: Best Shows Replay: Homeschooling Boys: What’s the Difference?

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This month while Dr. Melanie Wilson is taking a podcasting break, we’re replaying some of her best shows!  This show, Homeschooling Boys, is her second top show based on number of listens on the podcast channel.  Enjoy!

I homeschooled boys and only boys until my fifth child was a girl. I asked my Periscope viewers if homeschooling boys was really different. We had an interesting discussion that you can watch at the end of this post. I decided to determine what differences have actually been demonstrated in research. I can’t wait to share with you what I found and how we can make positive changes in our homeschools.

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Links

subscribe to Psychowith6.com

RaisingRealMen.com

Spring Activities Challenge.

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boys’ artwork is more likely to depict action than girls’

19% of elementary and middle school teachers are men.

Boys prefer to read comics and humorous books and students of both genders prefer contemporary books and series.

Boys in all-boy Florida classrooms where teachers have been taught how best to teach boys have improved test scores dramatically. Boys in co-ed classrooms scored 37% proficient on the FCAT while boys in single-sex classrooms scored 86% proficient.

how to find books your child will like

Alex Rider

Ranger’s Apprentice

Girls tend to excel with word problems and boys struggle

free funny writing prompts for fall and winter

Unjournaling

Boys in classroom settings tend to think they are better students than they really are

A world-wide study of 2500 teachers’ suggestions for boys quoted in The Atlantic

Science & the Bible

St. Louis Homeschool Expo April 7-9th

Grammar Galaxy

Pick up your copy of The Organized Homeschool Life

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Jul 11 2017

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Rank #16: Your Parenting Approach: Homeschooling, The First Year

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Hey homeschoolers!

I’d like to thank our sponsor, Sony Pictures –Sony Pictures Animation along with Affirm Films.

I had time to catch up with our new homeschoolers and talk about one of the most important factors for our homeschooling success – our parenting approach. Specifically, what do you tend to revert to when you are tired and stressed? You’ll want to listen to the podcast for our chat!

But first, I would love to have you follow my Facebook page, Psychowith6: Homeschool Sanity. I have been seeking to create a community there with discussion questions, photos, videos, and other content that will entertain you, affirm you, and help you stay sane in this wonderful homeschool world.

Teaching Tip of the Week

The teaching tip of the week is to reevaluate your parenting approach as your child hits a new developmental level. We are often so busy with the day to day that we forget to take a larger view. We may be requiring our tween to hold our hand to cross the street, failing to consider the responsibilities our teen is ready for, or neglecting our child’s physical needs. My teen boys have complained loudly about not having enough to eat, for example. I kept making the same amount of food I’d made when they were younger. Take stock of your child’s needs by having a discussion with your child and spouse. What are some things they love about your family, homeschooling, and their free time? What are some things they think could be improved?

If you have a tween daughter, you’ll want to join me on Facebook for my interview with Lee Felix, creator of the Girls Created to Shine ecourse. We’ll talk about girls’ special needs at this stage of their lives and how you can encourage them to seek a personal relationship with Jesus.

New Homeschoolers

Jeanette shared her response via email:

I feel a bit behind on our curriculum. We decided to evacuate during hurricane Irma. The same week our curriculum was supposed to arrive in the mail. I kinda feel like im trying to establish a routine every week. I feel like I’m right in the middle [on parenting approach] but lean more to passive. But one day Ii will be passive and the next I’ll be more authoritarian, which is probably my problem. Some behaviors for the passive parent in me is the kids fighting or not cleaning. And the authoritarian parent in me comes out when my children are not listening or naps and bedtime.

Links

All About Reading HomeschoolScopes.tv Parenting Episode with Reb Bradley How to Have a New Kid by Friday Parenting with Love and Logic Have a happy homeschool week!

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We’d like to thank our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network sponsor Sony and their new movie, The Star, the Story of the First Christmas – Coming in Theaters November 17th!

Visit TheStarMovie.com to learn more.

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Oct 24 2017

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Rank #17: 6 Reasons Your Homeschool Still Isn’t Organized

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Hey, Homeschoolers! This is a special episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show. Getting organized is one of the most popular goals for the new year. Organization is a popular topic at homeschool conferences too. I’ve met many of you in many sessions. I suspect that no matter how great my intentions, many of the homeschoolers who have heard me speak or own my book, The Organized Homeschool Life, still aren’t organized. For this episode, I’d like to talk about why. I’m also planning on chatting with you about getting organized on Facebook Live on beginning January 11th at 4E/3C/2M/1P at Facebook.com/psychowith6. I’ll also be giving away copies of an exciting new organizing tool I’ll be telling you more about in a few minutes. But now let’s jump right into our topic.

Getting organized is one of the most popular goals for the new year. I’ve met many wannabe organized homeschoolers at conferences. Yet I suspect that no matter how great my intentions, many of the homeschoolers who have heard me speak or own my book, The Organized Homeschool Life, still aren’t organized. I’d like to discuss six reasons I think that’s the case.

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Links for this episode

Read the blog post

my article on mini habits

why the most important area of your homeschool life to organize is your time

homeschooling without striving

FLYLady

the Organized Homeschool Life Planner

The Organized Homeschool Life Facebook group.

The planner I’ve created addresses the major reasons homeschool moms struggle to get organized. It comes in two formats for your preference — a full-year, undated, digital planner or a two-book, undated, printed, spiral-bound planner set. The digital version has daily, weekly, and monthly pages that can be edited on your computer and kept there or printed out. It’s the most economical by far because you can use it year after year. If you’d like to print some or all of the 8.5×11 pages, you can.

The print version comes in a January to June version and a July to December version. Print orders will be shipped free in the US and when ordered direct, include stickers designed exclusively for The Organized Homeschool Life planner. At the time of this podcast, for a very limited time, take advantage of discounted launch pricing that also includes discounts on the book, The Organized Homeschool Life. To learn more and finally get your homeschool life organized, grab your copy today!

You’ll be able to download sample pages in the product notes or join me on Facebook Live for an inside look and coaching on how to organize your time and your homeschool life.

Have a happy homeschool week!

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Jan 11 2018

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Rank #18: Scheduling: Homeschooling, The First Year

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Hey, homeschoolers!

This week I’m talking with some of our new homeschoolers about schedules — another key to homeschooling success. Before we do, I want to thank my sponsor, Apologia. Apologia’s materials have been a blessing to me and my children for years. They’re more than just science. They’re apologetics, planners, and even language arts curriculum providers. Visit them at Apologia.com and join me for a brand new product release and giveaway on Tuesday, September 5th at 4E/3C/2M/1P at Facebook.com/Psychowith6 or catch the replay in the show notes.

Only two of our new homeschoolers were able to join me to chat this month. Why? Because life happens, especially at this busy time of year. I did connect with Jolene via email and she had this to say about her assignments of focusing on goals and devotions this month:

I haven’t started [homeschooling] yet. Public school starts [the day after Labor Day] and I plan to start then… I’m pretty confident  I can do this for the first month or so; it’s the consistency that I’m nervous about. That’s where my goal comes in.  I am praying for a good start so it’ll be easier to develop good habits.   As far as devotions go, I have still not been consistent, but instead of getting down on myself, I have decided that I’m going to “just do it.” This means that if I start thinking ” I should be reading my Bible more,” I [will] just pull my Bible out and start reading right then and there! 

I love Jolene’s strategy. Listen to the podcast to hear from Courtney and Mai Lyn.

Thank you so much to these ladies for taking time out of their busy schedules to chat with me. To follow along with their homework, track your routine this month and begin to make small changes. Don’t be discouraged when the routine or schedule isn’t perfect. It never will be!

Thanks again to this episode’s sponsor, Apologia — not just a Christian homeschool resource provider, but our homeschool friends. Visit them at Apologia.com.

Have a happy homeschool week!

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Sep 05 2017

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Rank #19: How To Encourage Mental Toughness In Your Kids

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Hey homeschoolers!

Today we are going to discuss how to encourage mental toughness in our children. It’s an important topic that I will get to in a few minutes.

But first I want to thank our sponsor for this episode – Sony pictures — Sony Pictures Animation and Affirm Films. Their sponsorship makes it possible for the ultimate homeschool Radio network to provide free audio programs like this one. Keep listening to hear more from them in a moment.

Teaching Tip of the Week

The teaching tip of the week is to use funny typos. This week someone shared a hilarious typo in a book about Beethoven. If you would like to have your child read it to discover the typo, check out the photo below. Humor is a powerful way to teach anything and grammar is no exception. Always be on the lookout for funny spelling, grammar, and writing mistakes that you can use to teach your kids. If you find some good ones I would love to have you share them on the grammar galaxy books Facebook page.

Links

[LISTEN TO HELP FOR ANXIOUS HOMESCHOOLERS]

[HOW TO RENEW YOUR MIND THROUGH TRUTH JOURNALING]

[BLACK-AND-WHITE THINKING IN YOUR HOMESCHOOL]

YWAM biographies

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More biographies

How do you encourage mental toughness in your kids?

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Visit TheStarMovie.com to learn more.

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Nov 14 2017

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Rank #20: How to Change Your Homeschool Habits This Year

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Hey homeschoolers!

Happy new year! As I speak, we have entered a new year. It’s the perfect time to consider making changes to our homeschools and our lives. I want to talk with you about how changing your habits can change your homeschool.

But first I want to talk with you about an important change I am making to this podcast.

As most of you know, I am still homeschooling four children, a high school senior down to a sixth grader. I have two kids in college who require a surprising amount of my time, considering that they are adults out of the house. I am the author of Grammar Galaxy language arts curriculum. I spend a considerable amount of time managing the business side of Grammar Galaxy as well as writing new volumes.

Speaking of new volumes, I have been asked when people can expect volume 3 to be published. I have had to push back the release date several times and I am now comfortable with a release date of the end of February. If you want to be sure to take advantage of launch pricing that will be available at that time, be sure to subscribe to the Grammar Galaxy newsletter, which includes monthly mission calendars by going to GrammarGalaxyBooks.com/subscribe. I also write a weekly newsletter, sharing sanity savers I have recently come across. Going forward, I will share these sanity savers on my blog, without the time-sensitive resources and discount codes. To subscribe to the weekly sanity saver newsletter and get all the goods, go to Psychowith6.com/subscribe.

In addition to these homeschooling and business activities, I am an avid tennis player, scrapbooker, and a church volunteer. On top of all of that, my husband and I have a very active social life. So given all of these time demands, I am sure you will not be surprised when I say that I’m going to make a change to my podcasting schedule. For the time being I will be podcasting every other week. There will be some exceptions when I want to share some time-sensitive information with you, but cutting back on my broadcasting schedule will give me more time to devote to creating new content. In future broadcasts, I will give you details on what I’m creating that will be a huge sanity saver. I’ll even let you know how you can be a part of creating it!

Links for this episode

Mini Habits

the Move app

DuoLingo app

the Magoosh app

Productive

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Conclusion

I’m excited to get my kids started on mini habits of musical practice, foreign language practice, and ACT study. I would love to hear what mini habits you choose and how it’s going for you.

You can change your homeschool one mini habit at a time!

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Jan 02 2018

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