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What Practical Homeschooling Means For You and Your Child

Practical Homeschooling means that you can adjust the learning program to fit your point of view. For example, many parents are concerned with the elimination of religion from public schooling altogether, such as the removal of the words “Under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance or no public praying while in school.

When you choose to homeschool your child you can bring the religion back.

While no religion is a form of religious tolerance in some cases, many parents, especially those who have grown up in religious homes, have a difficult time with this elimination of religion. One course of action is to have your child attend a religious private school; but since these can be pricey, another choice for parents is to begin homeschooling.

When you homeschool your child, you are required by law and morally obligated to teach him or her the same things as they would learn with a traditional education. However, in most cases, there are no laws saying how this must be taught. Religion can become an important part of your child’s schooling if you choose to teach it. This can include daily praying and other religious activities, as well as an incorporation of religious values into every subject.

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Catholic Homeschooling

The standards and motives for a Catholic homeschool are guided by the youth’s exercise based on the Holy Scripture, wherein the intellectual acquirement of the kids should be left in the parents’ authority.

As seen in all Christly homeschools, dads instruct the scripture, to foster their youth for favorable Christly understanding for the correct code of conduct imperative to their customary state of affairs as well as when they hit the grown-up stage of their life. This viewpoint of teaching is not found in course of study in the congregation schools.

Christlike homeschools are particular for each family. Some rightly forge their home to be a watchful replica of a “school”, definitive with textbooks, desks, flag salute, and yes, recess.

Others construct homeschooling in a different way of matters, electing not so much in adopting workbooks, required texts, and agendas. Here, both youth and dads learn through a normal state of affairs; educating, schooling and being taught as part of their habitual schedule in lieu of closely dominated classroom conditions.

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Seton Catholic Homeschooling- Overview

There are so many approaches to the development of curriculum for homeschooling these days. This is because there is a myriad of preferences to be incorporated into a single coherent whole. Thus, there is a need to compartmentalize these different preferences. One such approach is Catholic homeschooling. Let’s take a look at the Seton Catholic Homeschooling system.

Seton is the largest provider of Catholic homeschooling materials and the largest primary/secondary Catholic school in the USA.

But what exactly is Catholic homeschooling? Simply put, it is a system of homeschooling wherein its foundation is actually the belief system of Catholics. If you would take a look at Catholic homeschooling and Christian homeschooling, you would not find much difference when it comes to the foundation of their whole system. This is because both Christian and Catholic homeschooling have religion as their very basis or core.

With Catholic homeschooling, there are actually a number of methods in the incorporation of their curriculums. Let’s take an overview look at these methods. First up is Charlotte Mason Homeschooling.

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Abeka Homeschooling Perfect for Christian Families

Abeka Homeschool Curriculum is a very popular option for many Christian families. Abeka homeschooling programs teaching is based on Christian values. The Bible is taught through all subjects. They offer material for all ages, from preschool up through grade 12.

Christian homeschooling has actually risen in popularity.  This type of learning offers parents a healthy and easier way of monitoring what their children have been learning from a spiritual standpoint. More importantly, they can supervise whether their child has received a sufficient amount of Christian values.

If you opt for Christian homeschool, check out an institution that offers the best Christian homeschooling curriculum. Here are few tips which will guide you in picking the most appropriate curriculum for Christian homeschooling.

There are so many reasons and benefits for sending your child to a homeschool. Some opt for this form of education because of a particular way of life while others consider alternative education due to medical problems. Christian homeschooling offers yet another choice.

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Arapahoe Community College Experience

Michael Bertolli started Arapahoe Community College in 2012 at the suggestion of his seventh-grade English teacher, and though the sight of a 12-year-old at orientation startled his professor, Bertolli received a warm reception at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colo.

“Arapahoe offers a lot of learning in the human sense as well as the intellectual sense,” says Bertolli, who has taken more than 100 college credits and earned straight A’s. At 16, he is earning his second associate’s degree and his high school diploma this spring.

Two-year colleges meet the needs of diverse students

About 30 miles away in Evergreen, another Denver suburb, Chad Chisholm began attending Red Rocks Community College at age 15, after completing his home-school high school requirements at 14.

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Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are

My wife and I try to teach our kids what matters in life–God, family, friends, love, and compassion. The intangibles. Like all parents, we fight the incoming tide of materialism, and often lose. They fight over video games, beg for more toys, and refuse to share. Our 19-month-old even snatches things up, clutches them to her tiny chest, and emphatically declares in her sweet little voice, “Mine!” It’s cute, but also demoralizing. How can we compete with human nature?

We all like our stuff. Giant HD televisions, golf clubs, books, pianos, video games, cake decorating equipment, computers, handbags, shoes, Barbie dolls, movies, blankies, Legos…the list is endless. But it’s not important. We constantly have to remind them and ourselves that if we lost it all, we’d still be blessed with our family, our church, and friends.

We are a Christian family. Like all Christians, we have a standard litany for times of trouble.

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Craig Ferguson Just Being Honest-What You can Learn from it

Craig Ferguson, in his second comedy special for EPIX, puts his sometimes cheeky, always irreverent spin on universal topics. I need to say I learned a lot from him and you can too.

I know, I know, 2 race recaps in one week? But stick with me here, folks… I promise this will be worth it. I announced on Sunday my commitment to showing a little more love to myself this month, and being mindful of that topic, I wanted to address the issue of being honest, especially to oneself. Quite frankly, sometimes it hurts to admit that maybe things aren’t going your way, or maybe you have to switch paths, but taking those issues head-on can really do wonders for your mental health.

I dedicated the past few years of my life to powerlifting. I was very anti-cardio, always followed a strict plan, and I really wasn’t terrible at it. Unfortunately, within my resources, I would never be able to thrive.

My career doesn’t afford for me to travel for days at a time as I quit high school too soon, but I, fortunately, got my GED with help from the website BGC! So I can’t go to meets, because my location is not necessarily a hotspot for powerlifting in general. There are no decent coaches near me. There are no training facilities for me to work in. Basically, it was just me, my barbell, and a dream. (more…)

Creating Your Own Safe Haven

Childhood

As a child, I’ve spent most of my time outdoors as I was lucky enough to grow up on the countryside surrounded by nature. Because of this, I have developed a strong bond with nature that has lasted all the way through adulthood and will probably stay with me until I die.

Why am I telling you this? Whenever I need a break from work or life, I find peace and relaxation in nature. Although I currently don’t live in the countryside, there are certain places I go to when I want to take a break and feel like relaxing.

These places are so powerful that they always bring me peace, happiness, and relaxation. When the wind blows in my face, it feels like stress, worries, and negative emotions disappear.

Creating Your Safe Haven

Creating a place where you feel relaxed and peaceful can help you cope with difficult situations or through tough periods in your life. It doesn’t need to be a desolate place in the middle of nowhere.

It depends on who you are and what you like. For some people, it can be a small park in the city, a cozy coffee shop, a football pitch, or just your living room.

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WHACK THOSE WEEDS!

Life may get going so well for us that we have to create some chaos to disrupt the beautiful flow that’s bubbling up.

And we have such a marvelous variety of options from which to choose! Partying to excess and getting sick is popular with the younger set. One friend fell into bed with someone who not only didn’t respect her in the morning, he stole her favorite coffee mug on the way out.

Many choose to create some kind of financial shipwreck by spending way beyond their means. Some martyrs may send themselves into a state of overwhelm and snippiness by taking on too many activities or charitable ventures, becoming a “human doing” instead of a “human being.” Insanity then springs from being out of balance. (more…)

New Beginnings

Late one summer night, aspiring author Brian visited an arts and crafts festival in Asheville where he was attracted to a display of Personal Altars. These metal and glass wall ornaments comprise one or more Chinese characters above a metal tray that holds one’s own treasures: a feather, a special rock, a dried flower, whatever.

‘Can you design one with the Chinese characters for Crisis?’ he asked the artists of Selena Glass and Metal of Burnsville, NC. ‘That’s Danger and Opportunity-seems to be the altar where I worship right now,’ he laughed.

Now the piece hangs in his mountain home at Lake Glenville, NC, reminding him that opportunity exists even in times of seeming crisis, and there’s a New Beginning in store-at the right time.

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