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  1. Shannon
    October 25, 2014 @ 8:28 am

    My teenage daughter used to be alone in her room to do school, but I found it was taking her longer and longer to get her work done. I allowed her to move in there because she asked and the school room was getting louder and louder with all the little ones. But the need for accountability brought her back into the school room. So now I work to keep the little ones quiet instead.

  2. April
    November 2, 2014 @ 11:20 am

    When you say her computer is now restricted, was there a particular software you used for this?

  3. Heidi
    November 5, 2014 @ 7:56 pm


    We use Microsoft Family Safety. Here is the link to their setup page:

  4. April
    November 5, 2014 @ 11:26 pm

    Thank you! We have tried several different programs for this, so I hope this one will work. 🙂

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  6. rawsonjl
    September 6, 2017 @ 4:15 pm

    Great tips! We are just heading into the teen years and I already see such a difference in attitude towards schoolwork. It’s harder and harder to press upon him just how important all this work is and I have been trying to give him a bit more independence but find him barely paying lip service to his work.

  7. Heidi
    September 7, 2017 @ 8:32 pm

    UGH! Me too! My son is much more difficult to motivate than my daughter was. I spend a whole lot more time “looking over his shoulder” than I did with her!

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