Life Skills

High School Life Skills: Career Exploration

High School Life Skills: Career Exploration

Deciding what you want to be when you grow up can be an overwhelming task for teenagers. In most cases they lack the life experience to really know what they excel at and what they love to do that will realistically allow them to earn money as an adult. As homeschoolers we have to be(…)

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Teaching Life Skills: Chores

Teaching Life Skills: Chores

Many life skills can look an awful lot like chores. (Insert my sheepish grin here.) Therefore one way you can teach life skills to all of your children, at varying ages, is by giving them age appropriate chores to undertake. Not sure what those age appropriate chores might be? That’s alright. Check out my list(…)

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Help for Holding Teens Accountable

Help for Holding Teens Accountable

I have a teenager in my house. I have a teenager that everyone we know raves about, saying things like, “she is reliable, responsible, well spoken, mature, and a good kid.” Having said all of that she is still a teenager. She still needs me to guide and teach her. She still needs help with(…)

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How to Create a Morning Routine and Chore Chart

How to Create a Morning Routine and Chore Chart

I was tired of getting to 3 pm and realizing how much had been let go. Kids still in pjs, teeth not getting brushed, rooms a mess and so on. We then scramble around to get hair brushed and clothes on so we can get out the door for our evening activities. This year I(…)

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TypeKids Online Typing Program for Kids

TypeKids Online Typing Program for Kids

In this age of technology, keyboard typing has become an important skill to obtain, even at a young age. All three of my children either have or are currently using an online typing program to promote good typing skills. What I have found throughout my many years of homeschooling (and parenting for that matter) is(…)

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Time Management for Teens

Time Management for Teens

Entering high school has brought many changes about for my teenager.  One of the big changes is the need for teaching time management for teens to her.  It is an important life skill she will need not only in high school and college, but in the workplace and at home in her adult life. For(…)

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Money Management For Teens

Money Management For Teens

This week over at Hip Homeschool Moms I wrote an article concerning Financial Literacy & Money Sense For Kids, specifically discussing younger children through elementary grades.  Now I would like to address money sense and management for middle and high school aged children.  Instilling good money habits in our children is one of life’s most important(…)

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Martin Luther King Holiday ~ National Day of Service ~ Kids Can Too!

Martin Luther King Holiday ~ National Day of Service ~ Kids Can Too!

In 1994, the President signed the King Holiday and Service Act, establishing the Martin Luther King holiday as a national day of service. “MAKING THE KING HOLIDAY “A DAY ON, NOT A DAY OFF.” President Clinton signed the King Holiday and Service Act, sponsored by Sen. Harris Wofford and Rep. John Lewis, to make the(…)

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