Author: Tina Robertson

History Supercharged

Whether your kids want to track the footsteps of a path finder like Daniel Boone or want to learn about the connection between the Iroquois and George Washington, they may miss out if you simply teach them to recite dates, battles, and events.

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Divide and Conquer

We always have the best intention when we add more homeschool subjects to our already busy and jam-packed schedule. More is better right? Today, I want to share a few of my secrets that help me to divide and conquer the ever growing list of homeschool subjects. Are You Sabotaging Your Homeschool Day? Child’s Age Matters. When teaching the younger grades from PreK to 3rd grade, try to resist the urge to add subjects that go beyond the core subjects. I know, I know, foreign language is best taught in the early grades, but it should not be at...

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Do Curriculum and Still Have Fun

Here is Shelli’s question: How do you do the curriculum but also play and have fun? How do you not stress about what needs to get done and not get behind? I am lacking in this area. I want my kids to enjoy school AND grow in my relationship with them. Appreciate your help! Adopting three steps that I will share in just a minute, I hope you see that it’s important from the beginning to understand that you are not running a mini business. That thought didn’t even cross my mind when I started homeschooling but my approach...

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Top 10 Tips To Getting a New Homeschool Year Rolling

In sharing my top 10 tips to getting a new homeschool year rolling today, I hope that you will remember that nobody can replace you as the teacher. And that while some of my tips apply to our kids, a lot of it is shared to encourage you to keep on plugging along because I am here to tell you that in the end it’s WORTH every bit of effort each year! 1. Make time for the teacher, not just mom. We get a lot of encouragement to make time for ourselves as mom though we don’t always follow...

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Can I Really Homeschool My Special Needs Child?

First, nobody TRULY understands your circumstances more than you do. As each new learning approach and curriculum comes along, you will have to analyze it and see if it works for you. Your love for your child and understanding their heart along with prayer will guide you to successfully navigate your way through this journey. Too, homeschooling a special needs child takes courage but also there will be times that you will need to get away from them. In order to be refreshed and renew your energy, take time to do that. You need this more so than any...

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