Archive for the 'Homeschooling Boys' Category

Spring Fever

Friday, April 11th, 2014

A mom approached us at a conference, “I just can’t get my son to concentrate!” she said. We asked her to explain. “Well, he does pretty well until about half-way through the morning, then he just loses focus! I tell him, ‘Look, we only have three more subjects! Buckle down and concentrate and we’ll be…
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Four Famous Failures (That Should Change the Way We Parent)

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Q. A mom came up to us at a conference where we’d been speaking about entrepreneurship, “My teenage son is constantly coming up with business ideas, but I’m afraid to let him try. What if he fails?” We are not doing our boys a service to protect them from ever failing. When we do that,…
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Explore Nature This Spring: Shining Dawn Books Giveaway

Monday, January 27th, 2014

To enter these giveaways, join us for our free LIVE webinar, Ballistic Parenting: Surviving and Appreciating Boys on Monday, January 27th at 3pm Eastern OR download the workshop and listen any time before February 3rd. Register free here! Spring will be here soon…hang on! The Early Spring NaturExplorers Bundle includes Animal Signs, A Fungus Among Us…
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The Write Time for A Novel Idea

Friday, November 1st, 2013

We’ve always found boys like a challenge and some competition — who’s fastest, strongest, and scores the most points. Here’s a program which plays right into that trait: See how much you can write in a month. Several years ago I ran across a peculiar little project. The National Novel Writing Month is a tongue-in-cheek…
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A Neat Use of Technology for Homeschooling

Monday, September 30th, 2013

We started homeschooling when dinosaurs walked the earth. Well, not really, but it was before social media, websites, even email! It’s amazing all the inspiration and help you can find these days. Melanie’s brother lives in China, so our children have cousins who speak Chinese. That motivated us to chose Mandarin as our homeschool’s foreign…
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When Your Son Is A Reluctant Writer

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Can you imagine your reluctant writer winning a statewide essay contest? It happens! It happened to one of ours, much to our (and his) amazement. We all had to learn a few things about writing first, though. Handwriting and writing are not the same thing! Our son was convinced he couldn’t write because handwriting and…
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Announcing Our New Radio Show – and an iPad Mini Giveaway!

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

We are thrilled to announce that we’ll be hosting an hourlong weekly streaming radio show on the new Ultimate Radio Network! Our new show, Making Biblical Family Life Practical, will be the Hal & Melanie you guys know and love — there will be lots of back and forth and humor, but also pointed, principled…
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Helping A Struggling Reader

Monday, September 16th, 2013

After our first few children learned to read so early and easily, we thought we were some ol’ wonderful homeschoolers. Then came our next child – and humility! It was really tough, but we got through it and he’s now a very successful high school student. Here are some things that helped: Don’t despair –…
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Special Needs Homeschooling
Yes, You Can !

Monday, September 9th, 2013

I’ll never forget the call. “We’ve got our daughters back!” It had been a few months earlier that this mom called for the first time. “Can you please talk to me about homeschooling special needs children?” she said. “We’ve got to do something! Our twins used to be such happy little girls, but I realized…
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Doing What’s Most Important

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

This week we’re seeing another one of our (not-so) little birds leap out of the nest and try his wings on his own. It’s time to take another young man to college for the first time. It’s times like this that make me so thankful we homeschool. He and I have both struggled with our…
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