Homeschool Sanity Show

How To Handle Your Tween Daughter’s Emotions

Hey, homeschoolers!

This week I am creating a podcast based on a very popular guest post I wrote for LikeMindedMusings.com. Specifically, how to help your tween daughter handle her emotions. I’m looking forward to sharing some tips with you if you have a tween daughter, who also seems to have emotions, if you know what I mean.

But first, I wanted to share two things with you. I am going to be speaking at five Great Homeschool Conventions this year. I am so excited to meet you. I’ll be in Texas, South Carolina, Ohio, California, and Florida. Make sure you get registered at GreatHomeschoolConventions.com so we can chat!

The second thing I wanted to share is that I have begun answering reader questions on my YouTube channel. If you have a  question you’d like me to answer, email me at Psychowith6@gmail.com or message me on social media. I won’t share your name or identifying details, but I can share the information with others who have the same question.

Sponsor

I want to thank the sponsor for this episode, Change in the Air. Change in the Air is a new film releasing Oct 19th that you won’t want to miss! A peaceful community is forever changed when a mysterious young woman moves in. As the quirky locals embrace her, their lives soon improve. But, they can’t help notice that their strange new neighbor has a secret…Change in the Air will release in select theaters, and digitally on Oct 19th. Go to ChangeInTheAirMovie.net to see if the film is playing near you, or purchase or rent it the day it comes out! Change in the Air – in theaters and digitally on Oct 19th.

Resources for Managing Tween Girls’ Emotions

How You Are Changing by Jane Graver

Download Your Free Lesson How to Handle Changing emotions Girls Created to Shine

 

There are apps like this Period Tracker

Listen to Homeschooling Through Hormones

Have a happy homeschool week!

Leaving Homeschool Legalism

Hey, homeschoolers!

This week I’ll chat with a special guest about leaving homeschool legalism. You may think that doesn’t apply to you. I know at one time I didn’t think it applied to me. But just last week I learned that I had left an unedited portion of the podcast in the audio. I didn’t do well with knowing I’d made that mistake. It’s been corrected now and it wasn’t much of a scandal (sorry to disappoint), but the way we react to making mistakes or to our kids’ mistakes is a good barometer for legalism. More in a moment.

Sponsor

But first I want to thank the sponsor for this episode, Change in the Air. Change in the Air is a new film releasing Oct 19th that you won’t want to miss! A peaceful community is forever changed when a mysterious young woman moves in. As the quirky locals embrace her, their lives soon improve. But, they can’t help notice that their strange new neighbor has a secret…Change in the Air will release in select theaters, and digitally on Oct 19th. Go to ChangeInTheAirMovie.net to see if the film is playing near you, or purchase or rent it the day it comes out! Change in the Air – in theaters and digitally on Oct 19th.

Leaving Homeschool Legalism Resources

Blog post with my story

Leaving Legalism by Kendra Fletcher

Kendra’s Facebook page

Leaving Legalism Facebook group

Homeschooling in Real Life podcast

Conclusion

Have you ever fallen for the trap of legalism in your homeschool? Comment and let me know.

Have a happy homeschool week!

 


Special Thanks to Our Network Sponsor – Change is in the Air Movie

This story embraces the imperfections that make us human, offers a way to set ourselves free and asks us all to take a good, long look at the wild birds in the sky.

Watch the trailer here!


Strategies for Homeschooling Smart Kids

Hey, homeschoolers!

Are you homeschooling a smart or talented kid? Or would you like to be? My guest today is going to help us with strategies for challenging our kids to reach their potential.

But first I would love to have you subscribe to my sanity savers newsletter. I share tips that have saved my homeschool and life sanity and may save yours too. You’ll also get updates with links to this podcast automatically. Go to Psychowith6.com/subscribe.

Sponsor

My thanks to Kiwi Co for sponsoring this episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show. Listen to how Kiwi Crates can benefit your smart kids. Then order your free kit at kiwico.com/homeschool and pay shipping only.

Resources for Homeschooling Smart Kids

Blog Post

Nature Walks podcast

Sane Approach to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling podcast

Homeschooling Gifted Kids book

Our Journey Westward

Our Journey Westward on Facebook

Our Journey Westward on Instagram

Discover and develop your child’s talent podcast

Digital alternatives to traditional student projects podcast

What gifts do you see in your kids? Comment and let us know!


Special Thanks to our Network Sponsor, Kiwi Crate!

 

We’d like to thank our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network sponsor, Kiwi Crate!

KiwiCo has monthly subscriptions of hands-on projects that make learning fun! Their core offering is projects that make learning about STEAM — science, technology, engineering, art, and math — accessible and are designed to spark creativity, tinkering, and learning. Some recent favorite crates are the Slime Lab, Physics Carnival, and Paper Circuits.

Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network is excited to be able to offer you the chance to try them for FREE. To learn more about their projects for kids ages 2 to 16 AND to redeem this exclusive offer, click here to get your first month free today (just pay $4.95 for shipping)


How To Pray Powerfully Over Your Homeschool

Hey homeschoolers!

If you listened to last week’s podcast about getting things done in your homeschool, you’ll understand my focus on prayer this week. I recommend you listen to it first.

We tend to think of homeschooling as something we do that requires God’s blessing, when the truth is we cannot do it without Him. This week I will share a powerful prayer for you to pray over your homeschool. I believe prayer can change us and our homeschools when nothing else can because God responds to our prayers.

We’ll start talking about prayer in a moment, but first I would love to have you join us in the homeschool sanity Facebook group. We have interesting discussions every day. It’s the perfect place for us to share our prayer requests as well. Look for the daily prayer graphic and we can be praying for one another and celebrating God’s answers to prayer.

Sponsor

Thank you to this week’s sponsor, KiwiCo, the maker of Kiwi learning crates for kids. Try it for free! Just pay shipping.


Special Thanks to our Network Sponsor, Kiwi Crate!

 

We’d like to thank our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network sponsor, Kiwi Crate!

KiwiCo has monthly subscriptions of hands-on projects that make learning fun! Their core offering is projects that make learning about STEAM — science, technology, engineering, art, and math — accessible and are designed to spark creativity, tinkering, and learning. Some recent favorite crates are the Slime Lab, Physics Carnival, and Paper Circuits.

Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network is excited to be able to offer you the chance to try them for FREE. To learn more about their projects for kids ages 2 to 16 AND to redeem this exclusive offer, click here to get your first month free today (just pay $4.95 for shipping)


Prayer Podcast Resources

Read the blog post

Listen to Get Things Done

Listen to Proverbs 31 Woman Part 1

Listen to Proverbs 31 Woman Part 2

What part of the Lord’s Prayer means the most to you now? Comment and let me know.

God bless your homeschool week!

Get Things Done In Your Homeschool

Hey, homeschoolers! Do you regularly find yourself at the end of the school day with nothing to show for it? Do you feel like you aren’t getting anything done? If that’s you, you’re in good company. I regularly hear from homeschoolers just like you and I can’t wait to share the solution I give them.

But first I want to invite you to join us in our Facebook group, The Organized Homeschool Life. This is where you can find the inspiration, support, and help you need to stay organized in your homeschooling all year long. Moms are sharing that they have been able to declutter, get dinner on the table, and even make the beginning of the school year special as a result of The Organized Homeschool Life. It’s free!

Sponsor

The sponsor for this week’s podcast is Time 4 Learning. Listen to how Time 4 Learning could save your homeschool sanity. Then go to time4learning.com to learn more.


Special Thanks to Our Network Sponsor -Time 4 Learning

Time4Learning provides the tools and resources students need to build skills and confidence in the core subjects like math, language arts, science, and social studies. No matter how long you’ve been homeschooling or whatever your current situation, Time4Learning is a flexible, online curriculum that can be tailored to your child’s individual needs.

The comprehensive, award-winning curriculum allow students to study confidently and excel at their own pace, making it ideal for all kinds of learners, whether they are mainstream, gifted or special needs.

Click Here to Visit Time 4 Learning!


Resources to get things done in your homeschool

Read the blog post

[Read Why You’re Not a Homeschool Failure]

 

 

 

Download your routines at HomeschoolSanity.com

Conclusion

If you believe you are incapable of getting things done in your own strength, if you create a routine for yourself and your family, and you establish and enforce boundaries, you can find that you are getting more done than you ever dreamed. That’s been my experience!

Which of these reasons is the main reason you aren’t getting things done in your homeschool?

Don’t Feel Qualified To Homeschool?

Hey, homeschoolers! Today on the podcast I want to address the fear so many of us have that we’re not qualified. I want to tell you my story that began long before I began homeschooling or even had children and how I came to feel qualified.

But first, I want to invite you to join me at Psychowith6 on Facebook most Tuesday afternoons at 4E/3C/2M/1P for reviews and giveaways. I have been blessed with many materials from authors and homeschool publishers and I want to give them to families who want them. You’ll also get an inside look at resources that can enrich your homeschool. Besides that, if you join me live, I can enjoy chatting with you and getting to know you better. Of course, you can watch and enter the giveaways after the live video too. Under the Following tab, you can choose to see Psychowith6 first in your newsfeed so you’re less likely to miss me.

Sponsor

I want to thank Time 4 Learning for sponsoring this episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show.

Episode Resources

Read the blog post

Notgrass History

Mystery of History

Grammar Galaxy

Today’s Action Step

Today’s Action Step is to start doing something you don’t feel qualified to do. You’ll feel qualified the more action you take.

Thanks again to Time 4 Learning for sponsoring the podcast.


Special Thanks to Our Network Sponsor -Time 4 Learning

Time4Learning provides the tools and resources students need to build skills and confidence in the core subjects like math, language arts, science, and social studies. No matter how long you’ve been homeschooling or whatever your current situation, Time4Learning is a flexible, online curriculum that can be tailored to your child’s individual needs.

The comprehensive, award-winning curriculum allow students to study confidently and excel at their own pace, making it ideal for all kinds of learners, whether they are mainstream, gifted or special needs.

Click Here to Visit Time 4 Learning!


Have a happy homeschool week!

6 Parenting Traps to Avoid for Homeschool Success

Hey, homeschoolers! Whether you’re back to homeschool or not, today’s six parenting traps that I’ll describe can help you to have a more successful homeschool year. Before I get into them, I want to invite you to subscribe to my YouTube channel. I am going to be sharing videos there two to three times a month once again.

Now I’d like to thank my sponsor for this episode, Hebrew for Homeschooolers. Listen to the podcast as Ana Willis explains why this class will be a blessing to your homeschool.

Resources for Avoiding Parenting Traps

Have a New Kid by Friday

If you struggle with anger in your parenting, listen to the podcasts I did on this topic.

[An Easy Free Chore Checklist That Works]

We have had time limits and schedules.

listen to the podcast episode I did on that topic.

how I failed to check my kids’ math homework

Listen to the episode I did with my husband on a healthy homeschooling marriage.

Which of these parenting traps has been an issue in your homeschool? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook.

 

How to Keep Your Students Motivated All Year

Do you have kids who are motivated at the beginning of the year, only to become reluctant learners as the year goes on? If so, you’ll want to listen in for how to motivate homeschool students.

But first, I would love to have you like my Facebook page, Psychowith6. I’ll be broadcasting there most Tuesday afternoons at 4 E, 3C, 2M, 1P. I’ll have spontaneous giveaways for my live viewers too.

SPONSOR

Thanks so much to my sponsor for this episode, Hebrew for Homeschoolers. If you want to learn a foreign language in a way that’s fun for kids, you’ll want to listen in.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • how to discover motivators for your child.
  • how to make sure the reward you choose continues to work as a motivator
  • how to deliver rewards effectively
  • how to troubleshoot motivation problems

Episode Resources

Read the blog post

[Read 6 Reasons Your Child Hates to Write and How to Fix It]

Random app

Which of these three keys has been the most challenging for you in motivating your student? Comment below.

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How to Choose the Best Curriculum for Your Family

Hey homeschoolers!

Are you still in the process of choosing homeschool curriculum? It’s a challenge, right? That’s why I asked my guest today to help us. We’ll get to that in a moment, but first I’d love to connect with you on Instagram.  If you’re obviously a homeschooler, I’ll follow back. I love seeing what’s happening in your world.

Sponsor

I want to thank my sponsor for this episode, Teach a Child to Read. As you may know, I write Grammar Galaxy, an elementary language arts curriculum. The most common question I get about it is when can my child start? Grammar Galaxy is for beginning readers. If your child is still learning to read, you’ll want to check out the website, the Facebook page, the Facebook group, and the Instagram account for Teach a Child to Read.

The Right Curriculum Resources

How to Choose the Right Homeschool Curriculum

best homeschool science, language arts, and math curriculum

free kids’ rating sheet for reviewing homeschool curriculum from ThriveHomeschooling.com.

Save 10% on the book with code SANITY

Have a happy homeschool week!

6 Back-to-Homeschool Mistakes Veteran Homeschoolers Don’t Make

Hey homeschoolers! I hate to be the bearer of bad news for those of you who don’t homeschool year round. But yes, back to school is right around the corner. I have wise advice for making back to school the best it can be, whether you are a new or veteran homeschooler. This episode we will discuss six mistakes that veteran homeschoolers don’t make when it comes to back-to-school.

Sponsor – Truth Seekers Mystery Series

But first I would like to thank our sponsor– Truth Seekers Mysteries– for sponsoring the podcast.

Let’s face it, Christian kids are leaving their faith in droves despite all our best efforts. Until now! With the Truth Seekers Mystery Series, your children will become engrossed in a wonderful story that teaches about justice and how to defend their beliefs. Now you can spark your child’s interest in God’s wonderful Creation without even trying! Using a “novel” approach your children will race through hundreds of pages of heart-pounding mystery, suspense, and edge-of-your-seat adventure! There are three novels and study guides in the series. Visit the TruthSeekersMysterySeries.com.

Back-to-Homeschool Resources

Read the blog post

I have guides that well help you choose the best science, language arts, and math curriculum for your family.

Writing Kids Love

120 more ideas for Back to Homeschool from ASLRochelle.com.

Add to Plan to Eat

Six-Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

Source: allrecipes.com

Course: Main Course

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Total Time: 20 min

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn drained
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1 (10 ounce) can chunk chicken
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers drained
  • 1 bag tortilla chips
  • 1 bag shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 container light sour cream

Directions

  1. Open the cans of corn, chicken broth, chunk chicken, black beans, and diced tomatoes with green chilies. Pour everything into a large saucepan or stock pot. Simmer over medium heat until chicken is heated through.

Amount Per Serving (6)

  • Calories: 214
  • Protein: 17.2g
  • Sugar: 2.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.2g
  • Fat: 4.9g
  • Cholesterol: 32mg
  • Sodium: 1482mg
  • Fiber: 6.7g

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If you’d like to make cooking a part of your homeschooling this year, consider the excellent Kids Cook Real Foods curriculum.

Instructions for The Organized Homeschool Life Planner

a previous episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show on organizing, FLYLady gave us wise advice for cleaning up after every subject. Conclusion

If you avoid these six back-to-school mistakes, you are well on your way having a peaceful and blessed back to homeschool. Have your curriculum, school space, special back-to-school surprise, meal plan, reasonable goals, and maintenance plans ready. That is my prayer for you.

Which of these mistakes have you made?