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Tea with Julie: The Foundations of Home Education

Tea with Julie: The Foundations of Home Education

Would you like to have enjoyment, playfulness, and connection in your homeschool? In the recorded broadcasts below we talk about the foundations needed to create that kind of dynamic family culture.

Such as:

  • Tell the freaking truth!
  • Make eye contact with your kids and smile.
  • Pay attention to your tone of voice.
  • Stay connected to who your children really are, not who you want them to be.
  • Dialogue with your kids.

Part One

Part Two

The Secret to Writing Breakthroughs

The Secret to Breakthroughs in Writing with Your Kids

Have you ever experienced the “Blank Page, Blank Stare Syndrome”? That’s where you give your child a blank sheet of paper, and your child gives you a blank stare in return.

Your kids have so much to say when you’re talking around the dinner table, but the second you hand them a pencil they clam up.

You are not alone!

Learn how to create a partnership with your child in writing in the video below.

Learn more about Partnership Writing

Flip the Energy in Your Homeschool

Flip the Energy in Your Homeschool: 3 Tips

Has the initial high of the start of the school year faded? The math books are worn. You can’t find any pencils. The kids are bored.

What do you do when homeschool goes all wrong? We look at this big topic in the recorded broadcast below. We cover these 3 ways in depth:

  1. Introduce surprise.
  2. Chase life.
  3. Trust that home education is a marathon not a sprint.

Bonus Tip: Repair the damage.

Watch the video below to learn more.

Hacks for a Homeschool Day Gone Wrong

Raising World Citizens

Raising World CitizensJacob and Johannah in Thailand

The world needs to be known, not ignored! We discuss giving our kids a global perspective in the video below.

Book Suggestions for Raising Globally Aware Kids

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Great to take with you to the library!

Raising World Citizens Book List

Sometimes it’s not easy to be a world citizen when you’re homeschooling full time and trying to pay for math and science books. You can create an environment, though, that gives children a window of insight and also an appetite for pursuing global experiences when they’re adults.

Watch the video below to learn more!

Combine global awareness and language arts:
The titles above are available as Arrows and Boomerangs!

The Natural Stages of Growth as a Home Educator

The Natural Stages of a Home Educator

What does it mean to be a home educator? In the recorded broadcast below we discuss the natural stages of the homeschooling parent. In a nutshell they are:

  1. Jumping In
  2. Playing School
  3. Following the “Method”
  4. Swapping Curriculum
  5. Trusting Yourself
  6. The “Re-Upping” Moment
  7. Us-Schooling

Remember, this is all fluid. These are just my observations of working with thousands of families. You may or may not comport with all of them.

But the takeaway: It’s totally worth it!

Learn more about the “Re-Upping Moment”