HSHSP Ep 51: Career Exploration for Teens who Don’t Have a Clue

HSHSP Ep 51: Career Exploration with Teens Who Don't Have a ClueHSHSP Ep 51: Career Exploration for Teens who Don’t Have a Clue

“SO, what are you going to do after graduation?”

That’s the dreaded question for many teens. They simply don’t have a clue what they want to do.

How do you help a teen find direction in life? How do you help them get to know themselves or get to know God’s leading?

Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for decades have been mentoring, coaching and teaching homeschool highschoolers about Career Exploration. Join them for an expert discussion on helping teens who don’t have a clue.


Case Study: Teen Doesn’t Have a Clue

HSHSP Ep 23: Career Exploration for Homeschool Highschoolers

My Next Move Career Interest Survey

Career One Stop (US Dept of Labor)



Charlotte Mason Homeschooling: A Sane Approach

Would you like to know more about Charlotte Mason homeschooling? Do you need help incorporating it into a sane homeschooling lifestyle? You will LOVE this interview with Cindy West of Our Journey Westward.

A Sane Approach to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling podcast

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I have an apology and an invitation. If you texted to receive Barb Raveling’s Bible study last week, you didn’t get it. That code won’t work. You’ll need to go to homeschoolsanity.com/truth to claim that study. And guess what? This week’s texting code won’t work either! Fortunately, you can get your free nature study downloads right from these show notes. You’ll be added to the inspiring Psychowith6 & Our Journey Westward newsletters.

Join me for a giveaway of 5 of Cindy’s books on the Facebook page Tuesday, March 21st at 4E/3C/2P/1M. You can enter the giveaway all week. You’ll get to see inside Cindy’s books and ask questions. You can use the code SANITY for 20% everything in the store until March 28th!


This episode on YouTube

Ideas for Learning with Nature Walks episode


Mystery of History

Charlotte Mason Homeschooling in 18 Easy Lessons & 100+ Creative Nature Walks

Grammar Galaxy

Next week, we’ll chat about how to be successful in scheduling.

Have a happy homeschool week!

What Homeschool Leaders Don’t Know About Worker Classification

Worker ClassificationWhat Homeschool Leaders Don’t Know About Worker Classification

Carol Topp, CPA, the HomeschoolCPA will share tips on important issues that homeschool leaders may not know about. This episode will focus on worker classification — helping homeschool leaders understand how to classify their workers correctly as employees or independent contractors.

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Worker Classification Consultation 


  • Is your homeschool teacher an employee or independent contractor?
  • Should your homeschool co-op director be paid as an employee?
  • How hard is it to set up a payroll system?
  • What happens if my homeschool group misclassifies a worker? Are their penalties?

Worker classification can be a confusing topic.

My book Paying Workers in a Homeschool Organization can help clear a lot of confusion, but perhaps you want to discuss your particular situation in a private, individual phone consultation.

I offer phone consultations to help you determine if your homeschool organization’s workers are employee or independent contractors. The phone call will be followed up with an email containing a fact-based determination and information to help you take the next steps.

Click Here to request more information!





Stop Overreacting It’s Just A Sock

stop overreacting its just a sockStop Overreacting It’s Just A Sock with Jan Bedell, PhD – your brain coach.


Do you ever want to just yell, “IT’S JUST A SOCK, put it on your foot!”? It is hard to understand the reaction of some children when their tactile system is giving the wrong messages to the brain. The sensory system is the gateway to overall function. You first have to get the correct input from the sensory system to be able to use that information in life. When it is not functioning correctly, it sends messages to the brain that are interrupted as pain.

This is often labeled Sensory Integration Disorder (SID) and the symptoms can also be found in the labels of Autism, ADD and ADHD. These sensory messages shouldn’t be painful. However, if the system is not functioning correctly or is functioning in a hyper sensitive manner, they register as pain to that individual. If on the other hand, the messages are hypo (not enough), then the individual doesn’t have awareness of the signals from the environment and, therefore, doesn’t feel what they should.

In this episode learn why your child might:

-struggle with proper pencil grasp

-be uncomfortable in socks or clothes

-hate mushy food

-get bruises but have no idea where they came from

-jerk away from your gentle touch

-forget to wipe his face after eating

-hate haircuts and brushing hair

-have trouble opening jars or tying shoes

-get in other people’s social space

All of these are symptoms of a tactile system that has immature pathways. This means the messages to the brain are getting corrupted, making the individual feel too much or too little. No one has to live with these often debilitating effects of a sensory system that is misfiring. The NeuroDevelopmental Approach promoted by Little Giant Steps can teach you how to make these sensory pathways mature and functional. You can gain more information about this approach in the other podcasts listed here or visit http://www.LittleGiantSteps.com/our-services or http://www.LittleGiantSteps.com/learn-more for ways to get help for your child.

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Teaching Children To Speak Kindly

Teaching Children to Speak KindlyTeaching Children to Speak Kindly with Felice Gerwitz

Episode #184

How difficult is it to teach your children to speak kindly? In this episode, Felice discusses struggles with her own children and ways she found to teach them to speak kindly and with love.

Sponsor is Media Angels, Inc –visit MediaAngels.com for more information. Homeschooling with Proverbs

Show Notes: Teaching Children To Speak Kindly:

  • Identify the issues
  • Address the situation

I tried all types of things…

  1. Close proximity
  2. Punishments
  3. Lose dessert

Questions I asked my children:

  1. Do you know how rudely you are speaking?
  2. Would you speak the same way to a friend?
  3. Would you speak the same way if the Lord was sitting here with us. (If God is God and He is everywhere… then, HE is here.)

Phase 1:

1. Scripture verses

  1. Close proximity – sometimes in chairs knee to knee (I was close by)
  2. Having them do kind acts to each other – and the other one appreciating it with words
  3. Play acting and modeling behavior – teaching children the correct response to make
  4. Punishments – one son it took $10 each occurrence to get it to stop (older teen) –my theory that God makes the little ones so cute you can’t ever imagine them leaving home – and when it gets to your older teens, they are the ones you eventually want to help pack when they leave… okay, not quite true but you know what I mean.

It is obviously a heart issue and that is Phase 2

  1. Prayer – pray with that child, ask them why they are so angry. Pray often with them.
  2. Kindness is a virtue – pray specifically for the Lord to bless your child with that virtue
  3. Example – by setting examples we as parents are modeling kindness and love to our children

What does the Bible say?

  1. Proverbs 16:24 Kind words are like honey-sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
  2. Proverbs 15:26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
  3. Proverbs 12:14 From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man’s hand comes back to him.
  4. Proverbs 10:21 The words of the godly encourage many, but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense.


Implementing the Charlotte Mason Method

Implementing the Charlotte Mason MethodEpisode 5: 

Implementing the Charlotte Mason Method

Hosts:  Lindsey Stomberg & Richele McFarlin

Join Richele and Lindsey as they explore the Charlotte Mason method and how to implement it in your homeschool. Lindsey will discuss how she implements the method with young children while Richele will share how it looks through the years. Is the Charlotte Mason method right for your homeschool? Find out and join Lindsey and Richele for a quick overview on this well-loved method.


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Talking Mom2Mom  (talkingmom2mom.com)

Fitting it All In the Charlotte Mason Way






Even Second Generation Homeschoolers Make Mistakes

Even Second Generation Homeschoolers Make Mistakes

Even Second Generation Homeschoolers Make Mistakes

Episode #4

As I travel across the country, I am fortunate to meet some amazing people. Two of those I have met along the way are Mike and Jessica Somerville with Tapestry of Grace. Recently, I met up with Mike and Jessica at the Great Homeschool Conventions in Fort Worth, TX. Mike and Jessica Somerville are homeschool graduates that are now homeschooling their three beautiful daughters. If you are like me, you assume that they must be the PERFECT homeschooling family. However, in this podcast they share some lessons they have already learned from mistakes already made. You don’t want to miss this our time together.


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You’ve got this,




SAT vs. ACT Real Truth

SAT vs. ACT Real TruthSAT vs. ACT Real Truth with Jean Burk

Podcast #48

Which test should your take, the SAT or the ACT? What is the real truth? Learn how to ace the SAT – since colleges are ranked nationally based upon the student’s SAT scores. 85% of colleges give money based on test on like the SAT … the only fair way a college can compare students is through the standardized test.

Show Notes: SAT vs. ACT: Real Truth

  1. Recurring patterns
  2. Follow the same patterns, rules, and profiles to make it standardized
  3. Component that is common to everyone. Anyone can answer
  4. Same grading system that applies to everyone

Biggest Myth about ACT –

  1. ACT is knowledge based –not true
  2. SAT is reasoning – not true

Difference and similarities

  1. Both used for college entrance
  2. Both used for college money
  3. Every college takes either one
  4. SAT – 3 hours opt. essay reading/writing/math in some form – geometry formulas not on ACT – ESSAY – analytical –given a high quality published piece of work, write an essay based on the given work.
  5. ACT – 3.5 hours – reading – fewer citations – English – both test grammar, style and reading analysis – math basic, math, geometry – trig (no grid in boxes) – persuasive like (40 minutes) the old SAT – science section –don’t need to know anything about science – combo of reading and basic math
  6. SAT scores are not averaged – ACT scores section is averaged
  7. SAT –unlimited ACT only 12 times
  8. Easy crossover of info – try them both
  9. Free tests online and download SAT or ACT practice tests online
  10. ACT – subtle changes …
    1. Timing to essay 40
    2. Added sub-scores –
  11. SAT – August SAT
    1. First time, based on bell curve your students can do better on the scoring
  12. Disservice high schools are doing for their students
    1. Don’t bother with the PSAT test – it is very important
    2. Merit Scholarships
    3. PSAT you must sign up in person
  13. How can you SAT if not offered at your high school
    1. collegeboard.org and put in your zip code
    2. ACT.org

Urinary Tract Infections – Part 1

Urinary Tract Infections, UTIs, Kidney InfectionsUrinary Tract Infections with Sue Meyer

Tune in as Sue Meyer talks about Urinary Tract Infections.  She talks about the two reasons that people are susceptible to UTIs, bladder infections, and Kidney infections.  Sue begins her chat about urinary tract infections and difficult urination. Join Sue as she helps to take the mystery out of this very painful medical issue.

You can get a handout for this podcast episode by clicking here.

May God Bless You and Yours,

Sue Meyer

Visit Sue’s website Homeopathy For Mommies here


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Math is Only for Busy People! The First Ever Mr. D Rant!!!

Podcast 21

Mr. D on a rant?  Yes, well at least he thinks he is.  Mr. D confronts and tackles the thing that gets to him from time to time.  People are busy. People are out to accomplish great things.  Those same busy people who are out to accomplish have to deal with this at some point in their lives. “I am so busy, I don’t have time for math.”  Are you up to something big in life and already a busy person? Are you someone who has a young person or are that young person who going to college and will make a difference in the world?  If yes, you will have to confront the unconfrontable!  This podcast is for anyone who has ever said that out loud or even had the thought.  Find out why, if you’re already someone who is busy, which you likely are, there is a way to include math and have the time to get the math done.

Find out more about Mr. D here!


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