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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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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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Teaching Life Skills: Typing – Keyboarding Resources

Teaching Life Skills: Typing – Keyboarding Resources

One of the many things we include in our homeschool as a life skill is typing – keyboarding. In this age of technology it is ever more important that our children become not only familiar with, but skilled with a mouse and keyboard and their typing skills. To help you in your quest for typing(…)

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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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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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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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