Life Skills

Life Skills as High School Electives: Essential Household Repair Tool Kit

Life Skills as High School Electives: Essential Household Repair Tool Kit

Teaching our children life skills is a key part of their growing up. It can be easy to take the things we do daily and weekly for granted, forgetting their our children might not have gained these skills. In order for our children to grow up, move out, and become fully functioning adults they need(…)

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Life Skills as High School Electives: Essentials for Stocking a Kitchen and Pantry

Life Skills as High School Electives: Essentials for Stocking a Kitchen and Pantry

Teaching our children life skills is a key part of their growing up. It can be easy to take the things we do daily and weekly for granted, forgetting their our children might not have gained these skills. In order for our children to grow up, move out, and become fully functioning adults they need(…)

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Life Skills as High School Electives: Home Economics and Shop Class

Life Skills as High School Electives: Home Economics and Shop Class

One of the most important subjects in your child’s education are those things that fall under the category of “life-skills”. Many of these skills used to be taught in Home Economics and Shop Class, but seem to have fallen by the wayside in lieu of things like standardized testing. Teaching Life Skills as High School(…)

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Tons of Chore Game Ideas – Making Chores More Fun!

Tons of Chore Game Ideas – Making Chores More Fun!

There are plenty of ways to motivate your kids do chores. Turning everyday boring activities into fun games will make them more pleasant for your kids. For this reason I have come up with some Fun Chore Game Ideas to get your kids cleaning and have fun! After identifying what chores are appropriate for them(…)

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10 Tips for Teaching Teen Drivers

10 Tips for Teaching Teen Drivers

We have our first teen driver in our home. We have spent countless hours on the road, in the passenger’s seat, preparing her for this new and important task. Teaching teen drivers can be a scary task! It is more than just the mechanics of driving, there are so many things to think about and(…)

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Coding Games in Scratch Book Review

Coding Games in Scratch Book Review

In this technology based world it is essential that we strive to educate our children with the latest of technologies. It feels as though if we don’t, in the blink of an eye technology has passed us by! One of the more prevalent computer skills needed in today’s world is the ability to code. This(…)

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Life Skills: Simple Home Repairs

Life Skills: Simple Home Repairs

The best education you can give your kids is a well-rounded one that includes both book knowledge and hands-on experience. Working with tools and learning how to do simple home repairs will make them self-reliant and even save them money when they leave the nest and venture out on their own. Working with tools also offers benefits(…)

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Career Exploration for High School Students

Career Exploration for High School Students

High school is not only a stepping stone to college, but a time in a teen’s life when they have the chance to explore what interests them. Beyond college, or even instead of college, is the big big world beyond, and finding a career that suits them is an important step in their growing process.(…)

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Cleaning Made Fun: 5 Chores Kids Will Enjoy

Cleaning Made Fun: 5 Chores Kids Will Enjoy

Do you feel your kids could help with the daily chores? They will be more willing to get involved if you make cleaning fun. Here are five chores kids will enjoy. While chores can seem like drudgery to us, kids often find it fun to help out. Use your judgement with the ages of your(…)

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Life Skills: Using The Library – Dewey Decimal System

Life Skills: Using The Library – Dewey Decimal System

While we have the Internet and an endless supply of digital books, there is still something to be said for learning to navigate the library. Using the library is a life skill that can be taught to kids both young an old. The library offers an endless supply of free books to read and enjoy.(…)

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Homeschooling in New York State: Fulfilling Middle School Practical Arts

Homeschooling in New York State: Fulfilling Middle School Practical Arts

People are often fearful of homeschooling in New York State due to the seemingly stringent regulations. When you enter the middle school years the stipulations become more specific in nature. One of the things that is special for middle school is Middle School Practical Arts. What does that mean? How do you fulfill that requirement?(…)

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12th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

12th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Homeschooling high school has been less and more than I expected. As with everything, you can’t plan for every twist and turn. Our big news for this year is this: We have finished 3 years of high school in 2 years! This means that instead of doing 11th grade this year, we are doing 12th(…)

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