Talking With Kids About Tragedy – Special Replay

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Talking to Your Kids About Tragedy

Talking with Kids About Tragedy

Tragedy. In terms of media and social media, tragedy has become a staple of our daily diet. The world seems to be going crazy and the news is full of stories that are difficult for kids to process and understand. How do we talk to our children about race issues, murder, terrorism, and other tragic current events? 

On this episode, we dive right into modern events and take on the headlines of the day. We discuss ages and appropriateness of content and conversation, how to address our children’s fears, and of course how to bring the gospel into every conversation.

 


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The ONE Skill Your Student Needs to Graduate High School (Summer Replay)

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Show Notes: LifeSkills101 Podcast Episode - "The One Skill Your Kids Need to Graduate High School" In this episode of LifeSkills101, we delve into an essential skill. It's not math or science. It's the art of selling. Selling is crucial for high school graduates. It's not just about business. It's about communication and persuasion. Our kids use selling daily. They negotiate with peers, teachers, and even us, their parents. The One Skill: Selling First, selling teaches effective communication. Kids learn to express ideas clearly. They learn to listen and respond to feedback. This skill is vital in any career. It helps in resolving conflicts and building relationships. Emotional Intelligence is a Skill Second, selling enhances emotional intelligence. It requires understanding emotions in oneself and others. Kids learn empathy and how to influence feelings positively. This emotional awareness is key in personal and professional success. Resilence and Rejection  Third, selling fosters resilience. Rejection is part of selling. Kids learn to handle it without losing confidence. This resilience is crucial for life's challenges. It teaches them to persevere and adapt. The Skill of Goal Setting Fourth, goal setting is another benefit. Selling involves setting and achieving goals. Kids learn the importance of planning and hard work. They understand that effort leads to results. This mindset is valuable for any future endeavor. Problem Solving Skills Finally, selling builds problem-solving skills. Kids learn to identify needs and offer solutions. They think creatively and critically. These skills are applicable in any situation. To cultivate this skill, encourage your kids to practice selling. They can start small, like selling old toys or organizing a garage sale. Support them in school fundraising activities. Discuss their experiences and the lessons learned. Also, teach them the value of preparation. Understanding the product and the audience is key. Role-playing can be a fun way to practice. It helps them anticipate questions and objections. Honesty and Integrity Highlight the importance of honesty and integrity. Selling is not about tricking people. It's about offering real value and building trust. Teach them to believe in what they're selling. Their enthusiasm will be contagious. Lastly, remind them that selling is a journey. They will face rejections and failures. Encourage them to see these as opportunities to learn and grow. Wrap Up In conclusion, the art of selling is invaluable for high school graduates. It equips them with skills needed for success in life. It's about communication, emotional intelligence, resilience, goal setting, and problem-solving. Encourage your kids to embrace selling. Support them in their journey. They will not only graduate high school but also thrive in life beyond it. Remember, the goal is to prepare our kids for the real world. Selling is a skill that opens doors and creates opportunities. Let's help our kids master it. Join us next time on LifeSkills101 for more insights into equipping your kids for success.Show Notes: LifeSkills101 Podcast Episode – “The One Skill Your Kids Need to Graduate High School”

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In this episode of LifeSkills101, we delve into an essential skill. It’s not math or science. It’s the art of selling. Selling is crucial for high school graduates. It’s not just about business. It’s about communication and persuasion. Our kids use selling daily. They negotiate with peers, teachers, and even us, their parents.

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The One Skill: Selling

First, selling teaches effective communication. Kids learn to express ideas clearly. They learn to listen and respond to feedback. This skill is vital in any career. It helps in resolving conflicts and building relationships.

Emotional Intelligence is a Skill

Second, selling enhances emotional intelligence. It requires understanding emotions in oneself and others. Kids learn empathy and how to influence feelings positively. This emotional awareness is key in personal and professional success.

Resilence and Rejection

Third, selling fosters resilience. Rejection is part of selling. Kids learn to handle it without losing confidence. This resilience is crucial for life’s challenges. It teaches them to persevere and adapt.

The Skill of Goal Setting

Fourth, goal setting is another benefit. Selling involves setting and achieving goals. Kids learn the importance of planning and hard work. They understand that effort leads to results. This mindset is valuable for any future endeavor.

Problem Solving Skills

Finally, selling builds problem-solving skills. Kids learn to identify needs and offer solutions. They think creatively and critically. These skills are applicable in any situation.

To cultivate this skill, encourage your kids to practice selling. They can start small, like selling old toys or organizing a garage sale. Support them in school fundraising activities. Discuss their experiences and the lessons learned.

Also, teach them the value of preparation. Understanding the product and the audience is key. Role-playing can be a fun way to practice. It helps them anticipate questions and objections.

Honesty and Integrity

Highlight the importance of honesty and integrity. Selling is not about tricking people. It’s about offering real value and building trust. Teach them to believe in what they’re selling. Their enthusiasm will be contagious.

Lastly, remind them that selling is a journey. They will face rejections and failures. Encourage them to see these as opportunities to learn and grow.

Wrap Up

In conclusion, the art of selling is invaluable for high school graduates. It equips them with skills needed for success in life. It’s about communication, emotional intelligence, resilience, goal setting, and problem-solving. Encourage your kids to embrace selling. Support them in their journey. They will not only graduate high school but also thrive in life beyond it.

Remember, the goal is to prepare our kids for the real world. Selling is a skill that opens doors and creates opportunities. Let’s help our kids master it. Join us next time on LifeSkills101 for more insights into equipping your kids for success.


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Special Replay: Keeping Your Calm This School Year

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Keeping Your Calm This School Year - Tips for Surviving Back to School with The Real Kathy Lee - Listen Now! #podcast #moms #homeschool

Special Replay!  School approaches … can you believe it?  Here’s a special replay with some special tips to help you get ready to have a calm school year!

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As this school year approaches, I thought I would share some of my plans to have a calm year! This year I have one 7th grader, one 9th grader, two high school seniors, one in Estethecian School and one junior in college. Whew, that is a lot. I will be honest, the first couple of weeks I find myself struggling to get us all on the same page. Between school, jobs, sports, etc… keeping this house running smoothly is a challenge.

 

Here are some of my tips for surviving back to school:

  1. Create Dream Posters.
  2. Create a Healthy Meal Plan.
  3. Follow Through on Healthy Meal Plan.
  4. Plan a family night to make dream posters. You will need poster board, markers, magazine, and glue. Invite your children to create a dream poster and display them in your home.
  5. Have a Dream Poster Date Night with your partner/spouse.
  6. SLEEP… get sleep. Make sure everyone in the home is getting enough sleep.
  7. Organize your space and remember less is better. Don’t forget to create a cozy corner for reading books/getting away.
  8. Take time to watch and listen. What are your kids talking about, playing with, dreaming of? What pushes their buttons, brings them joy, challenges them?
  9. Create a realistic routine that you can live with. Encourage children to stick with routine.
  10. Be Flexible – If something isn’t working, don’t be afraid to change it.

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Math The Easy Way (Special Replay)

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Are you ready for math the easy way? Enjoy my special guest Pat Murray – he’s been a math teacher and coach for more than thirty-six years.Math The Easy Way – Episode 435

Special Replay

Are you ready for math the easy way? Enjoy my special guest Pat Murray – he’s been a math teacher and coach for more than thirty-six years.

And would you believe that Over that time, the programs and courses Pat and his company developed have helped students and families numbering in the tens and hundreds of thousands in more than seventy-two countries. So no matter where you live this information is accessible!

Pat and his beautiful wife Maree live in Sydney Australia, have 10 children, and 7 grandchildren – soon to be 8 (next month).

So, we are going to delve into seven of the most valuable tips for teaching math to kids –of all ages. I was amazed that your math programs have one low cost for a year, per family and it covers grades 1 through high school which is amazing and only a man with a big family understands what a blessing that is to parents with many children….

  1. Short concise explanations – clarity is important.
  2. Immediate practice – get them to practice it quickly and feedback.
  3. Rote learning memorizing, times tables, important facts. [Great examples given on the audio!]
  4. The sequence can make a difference. Start with the easiest stuff first, encourage success.
  5. Discovery and inquiring learning that is taught first by example.
  6. Puzzles and problem solving – a fun activity. Build interest.
  7. Parents – avoid frustration. Kids will avoid help, due.

Pat shares a mathematical trick – kids can learn as a parent to impress their kids.

 


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Dealing with Disrespect – MBFLP 201 (replay)

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“My son shows me disrespect.” “How can I deal with the disrespect from our kids?” “What can I do to teach my children to be more respectful?” It’s something we all have to deal with as parents, and yet it’s hard – and some of us struggle more than we expected! This episode, we look at the very real question of respect – teaching our kids to show it, dealing with them when they don’t, where this may be coming from, and what God expects from all of us!

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Special Replay: How Do I Make Homeschooling Fun?

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on Homeschool IRL, Fletch and Kendra answer a question submitted from a listener, "How Can I Make My Homeschool Fun?"On today’s episode of Homeschooling In Real Life,  Martha called in to ask, “How Do I Make My Homeschool Fun?” We loved this question, so both Fletch and Kendra take a stab at answering. As you have come to expect, their answers line up perfectly with the “have to” parent and the “get to” parent.  Tune in to make your homeschool fun!

 

Enjoy the “Best of” series of the Homeschooling IRL episodes. Many of these episodes were earlier episodes that you might have missed. Enjoy!

Homeschool Burnout: How to Get Your Groove Back

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Overcoming Homeschool Burnout on the LifeSkills101 Podcast with Lisa NehringHey there, learners! Today, we’re talking about something important: homeschool burnout. Ever felt super tired, both in your body and mind? That’s what we call burnout. It can happen to both parents and students. But wait, how is it different from regular stress? Well, stress is like having a lot on your plate, but burnout is when that plate overflows. It’s not fun for anyone! So, let’s figure out the signs and consequences of homeschool burnout together. Ready to dive in and learn how to make homeschooling feel balanced and awesome again? Let’s do it!

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Navigating the Complex Terrain of Homeschool Burnout

Welcome to the Life Skills 101 Podcast, proudly presented by Blue Collar Homeschoolers and the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network. Whether you’re an experienced homeschooling family or just starting your homeschooling journey, this podcast is your go-to resource for equipping your family with the skills and knowledge needed for a successful future.

Show Notes for LifeSkills 101 Podcast Episode with Lisa Nehring

In today’s episode, we delve into a topic that resonates with many homeschooling parents and students: navigating homeschool burnout. Homeschooling is a rewarding journey, but the demands it places on both parents and students can lead to a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. It’s crucial to recognize the signs of burnout and understand the difference between stress and burnout. Join us as we uncover the root causes of homeschool burnout and share practical strategies to restore balance in your homeschooling journey. Whether you’re a seasoned homeschooler or just starting out, this episode is packed with insights to help you overcome burnout and create a fulfilling and sustainable homeschooling experience.

  •  Brief overview of homeschool burnout
  • Importance of recognizing and addressing burnout
  •  Purpose of the episode: providing guidance to navigate and overcome homeschool burnout

Understanding Homeschool Burnout

Alright, curious minds, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of understanding burnout. Imagine your energy tank running on empty – that’s burnout! It’s not just feeling tired; it’s feeling super, duper tired in your body, your heart, and your brain. Now, here’s the cool part: we need to figure out how burnout is different from regular stress. Stress is like having a bunch of homework to do, but burnout is when it feels like you’ve got way too much homework, and your brain is saying, ‘Nope, I need a break!’ So, buckle up for this learning adventure as we explore what burnout really means and how it can sneak up on us. Ready to be a burnout detective with us?

  • Definition of burnout
  • Differentiating between stress and burnout
  • Impact of burnout on parents and students
  • Recognizing signs and consequences of homeschool burnout

Addressing the Root Causes

Ever wondered why you feel so tired or stressed? It’s time to ask some important questions to uncover the real reasons behind it. Imagine you’re solving a mystery – we’re going to be like Sherlock Holmes, but for homeschool burnout! What are the things that might be secretly making us feel overwhelmed? It’s time to be super sleuths and figure out the clues that will help us understand what’s really going on. Ready to put on your detective hats and uncover the secrets behind burnout? Let’s crack the code together!

  • Importance of identifying root causes
  • Essential questions to uncover underlying issues
  • Creating awareness of potential triggers contributing to burnout

Strategies to Overcome Homeschool Burnout

  • Taking Breaks
  • Importance of breaks for rejuvenation
  • Incorporating short breaks into the daily routine

Establishing Routines

– Creating a structured daily schedule
– Balancing flexibility with routine for optimal learning

Setting Realistic Goals

– Significance of achievable objectives
– Strategies for setting and adjusting realistic goals

Prioritizing Self-Care

– Role of self-care in preventing burnout
– Incorporating self-care practices into daily life

Seeking Support for Homeschool Burnout

– Importance of a support system in homeschooling
– Strategies for reaching out and building a network

Experimenting with Teaching Methods

– Need for variety in teaching approaches
– Trying new methods to keep homeschooling engaging

Going on Field Trips

– Benefits of experiential learning outside the home
– Incorporating field trips into the curriculum

Delegating Tasks

– Recognizing the need to share responsibilities
– Strategies for delegating tasks effectively

Reviewing and Adjusting Your Approach

– Importance of ongoing assessment and adaptation
– Making necessary adjustments to the homeschooling approach

Seeking Professional Guidance for Homeschool Burnout

– Knowing when to seek professional help
– Resources and avenues for professional support


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Surviving Summer with Ashley Smoot

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Surviving Summer

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Well, it was the week of July 4th and summer is in full swing. Boat rides at the lake, sun in the fun at the pool, cookouts, and fireworks. What makes those events even more fun is one of your besties coming in town to celebrate with you.

Ashley and I had a blast hanging out and we decided that we had some thoughts on surviving summer that we wanted to share!

1. Have a flexible routine. If you are like me, the strict schedule goes out the window the minute school is out. Well, let’s be honest, I am not a strict schedule kind of mom. However, we do have tighter routines in the school year, especially bedtime. With four teenagers and a tween at home, sleep is often overlooked in our home. I have to encourage my kids to keep on a decent routine or everyone will be walking around like zombies.

2. Don’t focus on the serious academics during the summer. Take this time to learn a new hobby together, Help your child learn about a topic they have been asking about, read fun books, draw/ paint. Enjoy the FUN in the summer!

3. Find time for YOU. Summer months are make alone time challenging. However, alone time is very needed for moms taking care of children all day. Hire a sitter, swap off with a friend, ask your hubby to help you… do whatever it takes to get a few minutes to yourself on a regular basis.

Have fun! Give your children (and yourself) permission to discover, explore and have a sense of wonder!!!

Find a way to #sayyes today.

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Why Cursive?

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Why Cursive? With the Brain Coach, Dr. Jan Bedell.Have you ever wonder if it is really necessary to teach your child cursive?

Do you have a child that just doesn’t get it? Today Dr. Jan Bedell visits with Prisca Lecroy one of the co-owners of CursiveLogic.

Thank you to our episode sponsor, CTC Math.

Prisca shares how their method of teaching cursive came about when her mother was tutoring a 23-year-old young man who needed to be able to sign his name to take the driver’s test. She developed a method that help this young man (age 16) sign his name in a 45-minute session. Since then many others have benefited from their easy method of learning cursive including those children with learning struggles.

They discuss the neurodevelopmental benefits of writing and reading cursive. As well as the importance of being about to read historical and family documents from the past. Tune into the Brain Coach Tip of the day to find out more about CursiveLogic.

Back-to-Homeschool Tips

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Back-to-Homeschool Tips to start your homeschool year off wellTitle: LifeSkills101 with Lisa Nehring – Back to Homeschool Tips

Show Notes:

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Introduction:
Welcome back to LifeSkills101, the homeschooling podcast where we equip parents and students with essential life skills for a successful homeschooling journey. I’m your host, Lisa Nehring, and today we’re diving into the topic that’s on the minds of every homeschooling family – “Back to Homeschool Tips.” Whether you’re a seasoned homeschooler or just starting, we’ve got some valuable insights to help you kickstart the new academic year with confidence and joy.

Episode Highlights:

1. Set Clear Goals and Expectations:

– Begin the homeschool year by setting clear academic and personal development goals for your child. This will help both of you stay focused and motivated throughout the year.
– Encourage open communication with your child to understand their expectations for the upcoming year and address any concerns they may have.

2. Organize Your Homeschool Space:

– A well-organized and clutter-free learning environment can significantly impact your child’s productivity and focus.
– We’ll discuss practical tips to create a dedicated homeschool space, whether it’s a room, a corner, or even a portable setup.

3. Plan Your Curriculum and Resources:

– Choosing the right curriculum is crucial to meet your child’s unique learning style and interests.
– We’ll explore various curriculum options and how to incorporate additional resources such as online courses, educational apps, and field trips to enhance the learning experience.

4. Develop a Flexible Schedule:

– Flexibility is one of the greatest advantages of homeschooling, so embrace it!
– We’ll provide tips on creating a daily and weekly schedule that balances academics, extracurricular activities, and downtime.

5. Nurture a Positive Learning Environment:

– A positive learning atmosphere fosters a love for learning and encourages your child to explore their passions.
– We’ll discuss ways to celebrate achievements, overcome challenges, and foster a supportive homeschool community.

6. Personal Growth and Life Skills:

– Homeschooling offers a unique opportunity to incorporate essential life skills into your child’s education.
– We’ll share ideas on teaching financial literacy, time management, communication, and other crucial life skills.

7. Self-Care for Parents and Educators:

– As a homeschooling parent or educator, it’s vital to prioritize self-care to avoid burnout and remain effective in your role.
– We’ll explore simple self-care practices that can make a significant difference in your well-being.

Conclusion:

Thank you for joining us on this episode of LifeSkills101 with Lisa Nehring. As we venture into another exciting homeschooling year, remember that homeschooling is not just about academics but also about nurturing a love for learning, personal growth, and building strong family bonds. Embrace the journey with patience, adaptability, and a sense of wonder. Be sure to check out our website for additional resources and support.

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review. Your feedback helps us create content that resonates with you. Until next time, happy homeschooling!


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