How to Manage Teen Screen Time

Hey, homeschoolers!

Someone in The Homeschool Sanity Circle group on Facebook asked about phones and screen time for teens. After I shared my experience, I was asked if I could share more. I agreed to do a podcast on the topic.

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Teen Screen Time Resources

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Hosting the Holidays

Hosting the Holidays

Hosting the Holidays – Episode 90

 

In this episode, we talk about some ideas and tips on how to host the holidays stress free!

 

Tips:

  1. Plan your menu

  2. Make a schedule

  3. Plan your table – create a table setting

  4. Don’t forget serving dishes

  5. Make a shopping list

  6. Prepart ahead – make and complete tasks ahead of time if you can.

  7. Keep to your schedule.

And breathe! Relax and Enjoy!

Holidays: Off the Shelf

Holidays: Off the Shelf

Holidays: Off the Shelf! – Episode 89

 

In this episode, we talk about some books for you and your family to enjoy this holiday season.

Books Mentioned on the Show

  • Dear America: Journey to the New World by Kathryn Lasky

  • Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schulz

  • Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving by Joseph Bruchac

  • Thanksgiving in the Woods by Phyllis Alsdurf

  • Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims by Rush Limbaugh

  • Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

  • Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

  • The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

  • The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

  • The Miracle of the First Poinsettia: A Mexican Christmas Story by Joanne Oppenheim

Grateful Kids Replay!

Teaching Kids To Be Thankful Everyday

Get Out and Play

Get Out and Play

Get Out and Play – Episode 88

 

In this episode, we discuss the importance of outside play. So take some time to get outside and play.

Mentioned on the Show

 

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Fall Unit Studies

Fall Unit Studies

Fall Unit Studies – Episode 87

 

In this episode, we discuss Fall Unit Studies. Fall is the perfect time to take a look at Unit Studies.  Fall provides so many opportunities to take advantage of Unit Studies.

Mentioned on the Show

  • How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
  • Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie
  • Johnny Appleseed

Things to Do:

Pumpkins

  • Pumpkin Patches
  • Baking and Cooking with Pumpkins and Pumpkin Seeds

Leaves

  • Nature studies
  • Drawing leaves
  • Cutting Leaves
  • Crafts with leaves
  • Science projects with Leaves

Hurricanes

  • Tracking
  • Study the Science behind
  • Home preparedness projects

 

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Wild Florida Spotlight: Key West

Wild Florida Spotlight: Key West

Key West – Episode 86

 

Travel Florida’s overseas highways to one of the most unique cities in the US. We highlight some of the interesting facts and history of Key West, FL.

Key West is like no other. It is unique, rich in history and culture. Take a road trip with us as we explore this wonderful little island in Florida.

 

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Break New Ground: 2020 Victory Gardens

2020 Victory Gardgens

Victory Gardens – Episode 85

 

We are living in interesting times.  Take a look a Victory Gardens with Suzanne. We talk about the history of the gardens and reasons your family should consider digging up  your own garden!

 

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  7. 4-Year High School Plan
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Time Management with Dr. Melanie Wilson

Hey Friends!  In this episode of Soft Skills 101 we had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Dr. Melanie Wilson, of Psycho With 6, a fellow podcaster on at UHPN! Melanie mentions that she lives with 6 kids 2 dogs and a husband who works from home! No stranger to distractions, she!Hey Friends!

In this episode of Soft Skills 101 we had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Dr. Melanie Wilson, of Psycho With 6, a fellow podcaster on at UHPN! Melanie mentions that she lives with 6 kids 2 dogs and a husband who works from home! No stranger to distractions, she!

Psalm 57:2 “I cry out to the God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.”

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Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads. Habakkuk 2:2

Time Management Tips from Melanie!

  1. Know your Why – create a vision board; write it down!
  2. Make Good Habits easier – define productive time. Encourage yourself. Do the thing that will help you the most.
  3. Make Bad Habits harder – develop strategies for blocking distractions
  4. Develop Time Boundaries – focus on what is in front of you. Multi-tasking doesn’t work. When your family has your full attention, it creates trust and peace in your home.

“What your family wants most from you, Mom, is your happiness!” Dr. Melanie Wilson