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April 27, 2018

Lion Tamer in a Three Ring Circus: Managing Home, Homeschool, and Home Business

Lion Tamer in a Three Ring Circus: Managing Home, Home School and Home BusinessThis handout is in conjunction with a presentation through the: Spring Homeschool Bootcamp 2018 Online Homeschool Conference hosted by Hecoa.com Ring One: HomeRing Two: HomeschoolRing Three: Home Business Donna Goff The Homeschool Mommy Mentor Sign Up to Receive Your Free Copy of “Lion Tamer […]

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April 23, 2018

Homeschooling on a Shoestring

Homeschooling on a Shoestring OverviewThis handout is in conjunction with a presentation through the: Spring Homeschool Bootcamp 2018 Online Homeschool Conference hosted by Hecoa.com Preliminary ConsiderationsOrganized StationsAffordable ResourcesSeven Approaches for General Knowledge and Skills Donna Goff The Homeschool Mommy Mentor Sign Up to Receive Your Free Copy of “Homeschooling on a Shoestring”Enter your name and email […]

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December 9, 2016

KOALAs: Kids of Accelerated Learning Abilities

KOALAs: Kids of Accelerated Learning Abilities What do KOALAs Need?Where is the Best place to educate a KOALA?One of the Biggest Mistakes Adults make in dealing with KOALAs.Coping with hypersensitivities. Donna Goff The Homeschool Mommy Mentor Sign Up to Receive Your Free Copy of “KOALAs: Kids of Accelerated Learning Abilities!”Enter your name and email address below […]

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How Can We Overcome the Entitlement Mindset?

Our culture cultivates an entitlement mindset. In the name of equality and fairness, children receive awards for showing up, rather than for the accomplishment. Children are promoted through grades to remain with peers, not because of mastery or readiness to learn new knowledge. To learn money management, children receive allowances they did not earn. Children […]

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The Remedy to Chore Wars?

What pulled me out of Chore Wars? I read an article on family work. At first, I looked at the article and translated family chores as doing family work and patted myself on the back and thought, “we do family work.” Several months later, in our mother’s book group, call “Side-Tracked Home Educators, ” we […]

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Are You Stuck in Chore Wars?

I was once stuck in “Chore Wars.” What are Chore Wars? Chore Wars move from assigning (and expecting), to bribing a child with rewards, to nagging a child to work, and then to threatening a child with loss of reward, loss of privilege, or punishment. This happens when children are not developmentally ready for self-directed, […]

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