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How to Create a Treasure Hunt: Follow the Paper Clues

Posted in Homeschooling on April 23, 2017

Who can resist a real-life treasure hunt? If you’ve never tried it before, here’s a step-by-step guide to creating a fun afternoon for kids of any age (I haven’t outgrown it yet). The main idea is to find the treasure after following a trail of paper clues. The treasure hunter (or hunters) is given a Read More »

Teaching Your Children Skills They Wouldn't Learn if They Attended a Public School

Posted in Homeschooling on April 18, 2017

Skills you can learn in a homeschool

Homeschooling your children provides you an excellent opportunity to teach them skills that most public schools do not offer. Some of these skills are just hobbies, but some can turn into reasonably profitable, long-term opportunities for you child even after he or she graduates. Gardening Gardening is a lifelong hobby that can also generate some Read More »

Surviving Road Trips with Kids: Tips to Turn the Miles into Memories!

Posted in Homeschooling on April 14, 2017

Feet hanging out of the car on a long road trip

With a family of 9, my parents were experts at car tripping with kids. Although you’ll inevitably have cabin-fever-in-the-car moments, these tried-and-true ideas will go a long way toward better family road trips. Vacation During Off-Season Growing up, my parents took advantage of the flexibility homeschooling offers, taking family vacations in the early fall and Read More »

Ways that your family and kids can use a drone

Posted in Homeschooling on April 10, 2017

View from a drone

So, your kid wants a drone? Although there are plenty of "affordable" drones, you still need to rationalize why this is a worthwhile purchase. I'm a geek and to be 100% transparent with you, I was an "early adopter." I bought a drone before they were cool. As a programmer and iPhone app developer, I was Read More »

Encourage Sarcasm, Its The Highest Form of Intelligence

Posted in Homeschooling on April 8, 2017

Sarcasm is now served all day

I thought I was writing a click-bait title, so I'm positive I've already scared a few readers off. But no, this is NOT pure click-bait, the title is taken directly from the paper of an actual academic study. The study's full title: The Highest Form of Intelligence: Sarcasm Increases Creativity for Both Expressers and Recipients. Read More »

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