teaching boys

Q&A: My Son is Being Picked On … What Do I Do?
A reader asks, "I am looking for some advice to help my son deal with children who are unkind. He is 6 years old and in 1st Grade now. He is a very bright and kind child. He is having difficulty learning to stick up for himself. He tells me that he is not brave…
Homeschooling High School? Sure, Why Not?
Can I Homeschool High School? Do you ever ask yourself that? And maybe doubt how you'll answer? Many years ago, we started homeschooling our first child, thinking we’d do it till he hit high school. Once we started, though, we found so many benefits to homeschooling we didn’t want to give it up! Now we’ve…
Hope For Homeschooling With A Newborn
A reader asked on our Facebook page, "I'm so frustrated. I have three boys: 5, 4, and 2 and a two week old little girl. My teacher husband just went back to work and I feel like I'm drowning. I'm exhausted and I feel like I have no control in house so I find myself…
Planning Your New Homeschool Year
Planning ... it doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? When we look back at our more than two decades of homeschooling, though, we see that the years we planned well were much more productive than the years we flew by the seat of our pants. It’s not that hard, really. The most important thing is…
Tips for Learning Online
  Years ago when we were newlyweds (and dinosaurs ruled the earth), we both took graduate classes by a extension program. A box of video tapes and textbooks arrived in the mail, and we arranged for some one to proctor our exams. It was a great improvement over the old “correspondence courses” we used to…
Coming of Age:
4. Who Should Speak To The Next Young Man?
We have a tradition of a formal coming-of-age ceremony we call a “Bar Chanon.”  This can take all kinds of forms but centers on a serious call to embrace the next stage of life for the young man. We think it's only natural for the young man to be welcomed into the community by the voices…
Handling the Flu in Your Family with Grace
This year's flu season is a doozy! Most of the families we know have had it and the rest are scared to death they are going to get it. We've found that times of sickness can bring out the worst in everyone -- OR they can be workshops of grace! How can you make it…
Why You Ought To Persevere
  Are you homeschooling? If so, you've discovered that things are seldom as easy as you supposed. All of us at one time or another have looked at the yellow buses going by and thought, “Well, there’s always that …” But here are some things which help us keep on course when the headwinds pick…
Launching Family Business Greenhouse
People often ask us how they can start a family business like we did. The problem is that they need to start a family business like only they can!   One day we were visiting with some dear friends and talking about the need to help families who want the freedom and flexibility both our families…
Helping Boys Love to Read
"How do I get my son to read???" is a common question when we speak about homeschooling boys. Here's what we've done: Be patient when you are teaching them to read. Earlier is not better when it comes to boys. The average boy five years old has the same developmental reading readiness as a girl…

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