Making Biblical Family Life Practical

Smart Kids Who Struggle – MBFLP 184

Sometimes you have a student who struggles – but just in one area! How do you understand and help a student who’s “twice exceptional” – who’s both gifted and special needs at the same time?

Resources We Recommend

Home School Foundation

Special Needs Homeschooling

Homeschooling When Learning Isn’t Easy by Heather Laurie

 

Breaking Up – Like a Believer – MBFLP 183

Sometimes even the best-intentioned relationships come to an end. It’s going to be awkward, and it’s probably going hurt. Does the Bible give us any direction on how to do this? You bet – let’s talk about it and let’s prepare our kids to act like believers even in a situation they never dreamed they’d be in.

The College Application Dance – MBFLP 182

The process of applying for college can be stressful for homeschoolers. It’s hard enough being both Mom and Teacher – now she has to play Guidance Counselor too! Can your son prove he’s ready for college? How can you showcase your daughter’s real gifts? Will admissions offices believe it when Mom gives the grades? Hal and Melanie have successfully launched four children from homeschooling to the college classroom – this episode, they share some important principles for building an awesome – and truthful! – college application.

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Talking to Kids about Disasters – MBFLP 181

talking about disasters

The news is full of alarming stories – hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, and more – and it’s nearly impossible to shield our kids from hearing about it. How do you help your children understand natural disasters and bad news with concern but not panic? Do you talk with your teenagers differently than your young kids? What should we be thinking ourselves? Don’t miss this timely episode —

 

 

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Special Thanks to our Network Sponsor!

We’d like to thank our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network sponsor Raddish – a cooking club and curriculum, specially designed FOR KIDS by chefs and educators! Raddish is perfect for homeschooling families! Teach thematic cooking lessons that incorporate math, science, nutrition, geography, and culture. With Raddish, the kitchen is the tastiest place to learn! Use coupon code PODCAST at checkout for $15 off a 6 or 12 month membership. Visit RaddishKids.com/Homeschool to learn more and to download a free lesson.
Check out this info pack: Raddish One Page

 

Emergency Homeschooling – MBFLP 180

emergency homeschooling | Homeschooling when you haven't been planning on it


We love meeting families who decide to homeschool when they’re still years from “school age” – but sometimes people end up homeschooling suddenly. What do you do if you have to jump into home education because of an unexpected relocation, an unacceptable situation at school, or a serious illness or injury? How do you handle homeschooling when you weren’t planning to homeschool at all?

 


RESOURCES YOU MIGHT APPRECIATE

Home School Legal Defense Association

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Boy-Friendly Homeschooling – MBFLP 179


We had six boys, one after another, and thought our family’s sort of crazy was just normal life. Then people who had girls first started asking, “How in the world do you manage to homeschool all those boys?” The fact is, they are very different from their sisters – and from the moms who teach them both. This episode, we look at some basic principles we’ve learned about creating a homeschool that works with boys as they are rather than struggling to fit them into a less boyish mold.

Boy-friendly homeschooling

RESOURCES YOU MIGHT APPRECIATE

Our hour-long workshop,

“Ballistic Homeschooling” 

Our book, Raising Real Men

Teen Boys Who Hate School – MBFLP 178

teen boys who hate school

 

Long ago, we noticed a revolving door at the eighth grade – parents who homeschooled their children from the beginning putting their kids into the school system, and public school parents pulling their kids out of the very same pipeline. Maybe the problem isn’t the school, but the student! This episode we talk about early teens who get restless and uncooperative about schoolwork, and some strategies to help everyone get through this struggle!

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Preteens and Spiritual Doubt – MBFLP 177

preteens spiritual doubt

One of the most disturbing, even frightening, experiences of our parenting journey was learning of a child’s spiritual doubts. After pouring love and Scripture into our children for ten years, we may find that it hasn’t taken root – or that the early buds of childlike faith didn’t mature with time! This episode, we talk about a very common passage in children’s lives, how we can prepare for it, and what to do about it when it comes.

preteens spiritual doubt

Resources We Mentioned:

Our workshop on Parenting Preteens

Our online class series, Boot Camp 9-12 (live sessions start August 1o!)

The Gen2 Survey (2015)

Books We (and our kids) Found Helpful:

(Affiliate links below!)
More Than A Carpenter – Josh McDowell

Evidence That Demands a Verdict – Josh McDowell

Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis

The Case for Christ – Lee Strobel

Bullies and What to Do About Them – MBFLP 176

One of the reasons many people start homeschooling is to avoid “negative peer interaction,” which often means bullying. Sadly, though, it can happen at church, at homeschool meetings, or simply any gathering of kids. It can even happen inside your own family! This episode, we’re talking about approaches for dealing with bullying situations – how should we parents respond, how can we help the victims, and what can be done about the perpetrators.

(Check out our article, “Five Things to Do When Your Child is Being Picked On”)

Important Stuff We Forget To Teach – MBFLP 175

We all start homeschooling knowing that we’ll have to teach reading, spelling, math … all the traditional classroom subjects. But we quickly realized there were some things that “just happened” in school, and now that we’re the school, we need to make plans for them. Unfortunately, we meet a lot of homeschool families who are missing out on some important topics that don’t normally show on a transcript – but are critical for their kids’ future! You don’t want to miss this episode …

Some Resources We Mentioned: 

Internet safety with Covenant Eyes filtering/monitoring/accountability software
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Love, Honor, and Virtue: Gaining or Re-Gaining a Biblical Attitude Toward Sexuality

Boot Camp 9-12

 

 

 

 


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