What is Holistic Education?

Holistic education is a system of educating the child that takes academic, emotional, and social development into consideration. Read more»

Good and Bad Trends in Bathroom Design

Good and Bad Trends in Bathroom Design
By dreahwrites, Dec 21, 2007
I am especially impressed by some of the bathrooms found in model homes. Some of these new bathroom trends are fabulous. Others miss the mark completely. Read more»

Tips for New Homeschoolers

If you are anything like I was when I began homeschooling, as a new homeschooler, you are starved for advice from homeschoolers who have been at it a while. Read more»

The Statistical Truth About Homeschooling

People seem feel it is their right to put homeschoolers in a position to supply Homeschool facts to all who inquire. If you need to know, here are some facts for you. Read more»

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Baby Room Ideas Beyond Yellow and Green
By dreahwrites, Dec 21, 2007
You are having a baby, and do not know the sex. You do not want to know the sex either, but you still must prepare a nursery bedroom. What do you do? Read more»

Creating a Baby Nursery for Him
By dreahwrites, Dec 21, 2007
When creating a baby's room for boys, parents typically want "a taste of snips of snails and puppy dog tails" in a tasteful and attractive room. Read more»

Creating a Baby Nursery for Her
By dreahwrites, Dec 21, 2007
When creating a baby's room for a girl, parents want "sugar and spice and everything nice" but still have no idea where to start. Read more»

Misconceptions About Homeschoolers

Whenever a homeschooler encounters someone who knows little to nothing about homeschooling, he or she spends a great deal of time fighting misconceptions. Read more»

Schools Should Eliminate Grades

I feel like grades should be completely eliminated from the education process. If anything, student's reports should reflect "Mastery", "Satisfactory", and "Unsatisfactory" progress. Read more»

Choosing Art for your Home

Choosing Art for Your Home

By dreahwrites, Dec 21, 2007

When purchasing art for your home, you need to consider a lot more than the colors in the painting. In fact, many independent artists complain that most customers will only purchase art if it matches their furniture. Read more»

Are Gifted Children Identified and Served in Schools?

Most children are bright. Some are bright in one area; others are bright in several areas. But, how do you know if your child is just bright, or gifted? Read more»

Decorating with Clothing Accessories

Decorating with Clothing Accessories

By dreahwrites, Dec 21, 2007

You may have noticed that the biggest trend in clothing right now is also the biggest trend in decorating. Big baubles and jewels are everywhere. In addition, clothing is much less expensive than décor pieces. Read more»

Are Gifted Children Identified and Served in Schools?

Most children are bright. Some are bright in one area; others are bright in several areas. But, how do you know if your child is just bright, or gifted? Read more»

Are Students Getting Enough Foreign Language Classes?

I had a recent conversation with a relative over teaching foreign language to my kids. This person has a daughter in college who is majoring in languages. I was thoroughly impressed by this young woman. Read more»

It's Never Too Soon to Learn About College Financial Aid

It's Never Too Soon to Learn About College Financial Aid

For many students looking to go to college, financial aid is the only hope they have of attending college. Read more» of this article I wrote for associated content.

Schools Should Eliminate Grades

I feel like grades should be completely eliminated from the education process. If anything, student's reports should reflect "Mastery", "Satisfactory", and "Unsatisfactory" progress. Read more»

Failure in School Means More Than Bad Grades

In life, there are those who win and those who lose. I guess you could say that school sets children up to understand those harsh realities. Read more»

All About Exceptional Students

Exceptional students include those that fall into the top 3% of gifted students as well as those classified as slow or mentally retarded. ESL students may also qualify as exceptional. Read more»

The Internet and Its Effect on Education

The definition of e learning is education enhanced by computers. E learning is currently used in all levels of education, both in the classroom and out. Read more»

Do Children Really Need Early Childhood Education?

Early childhood education has become a concern of the government, who pushes poor children to be formally trained before they are old enough for Kindergarten. Read more»

Are Dyslexic Students Being Overlooked?

Dyslexia is diagnosed when it is discovered that a child has problems processing language. Five percent of schoolchildren are said to have problems learning to read with most of those students being dyslexic. Read more»

The Past, Present and Future of Distance Education

Distance education, also called distance learning, is the process of educating people who are elsewhere (usually at home). Distance education is not a new phenomenon. Read more»

Have No Tolerance Laws Gone Too Far?

To stem the flood of danger and violence, no-tolerance laws have become the way to discipline students. But no tolerance laws may have gone too far. Read more»

How to Ensure Your High School Student is Ready for College

Reports from colleges each fall indicate that high school graduates are not prepared for college. Professors often complain of college freshmen being unable to put together a proper sentence. Read more»

Smaller Classes Equals Quality Instruction

The NEA supports a class size of 15 students in regular classrooms and even less students in special needs classes. Yet the average class size in American schools is still in the mid 20's. Read more»

Why Does Every Kid Have to Learn Everything?

300 years ago, an American student's education consisted of two books... the Bible, and the New England Primer. Now, what a student needs to learn can barely fill a full set of world book encyclopedias. Read more»

Is School Privatization Inevitable?

In 2002 forty-two of the Pennsylvania's schools were slated for privatization. Students locked arms in protest. Unions protested. Parents argued. Change is scary. Read more»

What Beginning (New) Teachers Need the Most

There is no person more enthusiastic and excited about his job than a beginning teacher. If they are lucky this excitement lasts a few years, but eventually that "save the world" attitude wears off. Read more»

Has the Truant Officer Gone Too Far with Attendance Policies?

Students cannot afford to miss a great deal of instruction, as teachers can seldom stop what they are doing, and teach what a child has missed. Read more»

When Should a Child Start Arts Education?

It is a known fact that as testing and measurement becomes more important in schools that the arts become less important. The schools fell into this pattern because short-term goals were met quicker and results showed they worked. Read more»

All About School Accreditation

Accreditation is the voluntary process of being certified as meeting minimum requirements designated by an accredited agency. They review schools programs to ensure that students are taught according to standards. Read more»

Who Should Be Held Accountable for a Child's Education?

Who should be held accountable for a child's education? Teachers say parents are responsible and parents point to the teachers, especially when things are going wrong. Read more»

Want to Increase Your Blog Traffic? Throw a Contest!

In my last article, I explained how blogging for a living takes skill and patience. If you have more skill than patience, you may want to consider throwing a contest to boost your traffic. Read more»

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How to Prepare a Homeschooler for College Applications

The thought of preparing a homeschooler for college strikes fear into the heart of many homeschooling parents. While it takes a good deal of planning and organization, the process of preparing a homeschooler for college does not have to be scary.

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How to Prepare a Homeshooler for Future Employment

Just like kids who go to traditional school, some homeschoolers go into college, and other homeschoolers go directly into the workforce. For children that go directly into the workforce, there needs to be a certain amount of academic preparation.

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How to Deal with Homeschool Criticism

One would think the hardest thing about deciding to homeschool is the act teaching the child. This is far from true. In fact, dealing with homeschool criticism from friends, family, and even strangers is one of the toughest things to deal with.

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How to Homeschool Temporarily

Occasionally a person has a need to homeschool for a short period of time. It can be due to illness, or it can be just to get a child back on track. While I would not recommend homeschooling for just a year or two to everyone, I have seen that it can be very useful.

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How to Homeschool Yourself as a High School Student

I get numerous emails from high school students who want to homeschool themselves. While this is not an easy endeavor, it can certainly be done. Here is a guide for high school students who wan to homeschool themselves.
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How to Redeem a Bad School Record by Homeschooling

Your high school student is the half way through the 10th grade in public school, but he either few credits or very bad grades. The child has also decided they want to go to college and get serious about their grades. You are wondering if you can use homeschooling to redeem their bad record and chances are you can. Here is what you can do.

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How to Prepare your Home for Homeschooling

Now that you have decided to homeschool your kids, you are likely looking around your home trying to figure out how and where you will fit in your homeschooling activities. Your homeschooling friends may have a room dedicated to homeschooling, others homes may be taken over completely. Here are some tips you can use to prepare your home for homeschooling without losing all control of your home. read more

How to Stay Connected to a Difficult Tween

When kids reach their preteen years they can become quite ornery and hard to get along with. For many parents, avoidance is the technique that keeps peace in the house. However, it is more important now than ever to stay connected to your tween. The tween years are years of great influence and the years when others can control the ideas and ideals your children form in life. You can use the following ideas to stay connected to your volatile tween.

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How to Keep a Tween from Growing up Too Fast

They are no longer children, but they are hardly adults. Tweens these days grow up too fast. They dress to emulate teen stars that are actually in their early 20’s, and they listen to music about love, and relationship breakups. It is painful for a parent to watch the transition. If you want to keep your tween from growing up too fast, you have to work at it. read more

How to Integrate Homeschooling with Family Life

When most people start homeschooling, they tend to bring school into the home and continue to function as if the kids are in traditional schools. This may work for some people, but it takes away much of the freedom that homeschooling is supposed to afford a family. read more

How to Leave Your Tween Home Alone

Your child is a tween between the age of 9 and 13. Can you leave him hold alone? There are many things to be considered when determining if a child can be left home alone. There are also certain steps you must take. READ MORE

How to Create a Tween Princess Bedroom

She may have outgrown Barbie, but she still wants a room that makes her feel like a princess. But how to you create a princess room for a tween girl (age 9-13) so that she does not outgrow it in just a couple of years? Follow these tips for a princess bedroom that your tween will love. READ MORE

How to Create a Greek or Roman Bedroom for your Teen

If your teen is ready for a more grown-up bedroom, you may want to design the room around a Greek or Roman theme. This is a timeless theme that will your teen will love even after they have grown up and moved out of the house. READ MORE

How to Create a Teen Tech Bedroom

Do you have a teen that is quickly becoming tech-savvy and wants a room to fit his personality? While this might seem like a difficult task, it does not have to be if you follow these simple instructions. READ MORE

How to Create a Tween Sports Bedroom

Your tween may have outgrown his old superheroes room, but still wants cool decor. If your tween son likes sports, here is a guide for creating a new bedroom theme for him.  READ MORE

How to Homeschool Your Kids for Free

Many people shy away from their desire to homeschool because they fear it will cost too much money. With a bit of creativity and willpower, however, homeschooling does not have to cost a cent.  READ MORE

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How to Purchase a Bed for a Tween

Most kids outgrow their beds as they reach their tween years. Girls get sick of their canopies. Boys find that they just do not seem to have enough room. Use these steps to purchase a new bed for your tween.
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How to Buy Clothes for Hard-to-Fit Tween Girls

Buying clothes for hard-to-fit tween girls can be a nightmare. As if agreeing on clothing styles weren’t hard enough, finding a good fit is near impossible. With most children’s clothes being too small and adult clothes being too big, what is a tween shopper to do?  read more

How to Cut Your Water Bill in Half

Cutting your water bill in half can have several advantages. First of all, you will be saving $50 or more dollars a month on your water bill. Second, you will be conserving a natural resource. Here are some steps you can take to cut your water bill in half.  read more

Get a Title Loan for Christmas, Regret it All Year Long

According to Wikipedia.org, a title loan is a loan where the borrower provides their car as collateral. This loan is secured with your car meaning that if you do not pay off your loan, the lender will take your vehicle. Read more»

How to Help your Get Your Teen to Dress Modestly

Now that your teen is able to wear adult clothing, you may be finding that she is dressing too adult like. Chances are you would prefer to see your teen daughter dress more modestly. READ MORE

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Cut your water bill in half

Cutting your water bill in half can have several advantages. First of all, you will be saving $50 or more dollars a month on your water bill. Second, you will be conserving a natural resource. Here are some steps you can take to cut your water bill in half.

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