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Feeding the Beast

Feeding the Beast

(Guest post by a Dual Credit at Home student!) Okay, so your Dual Credit at Home study plan is bringing up the College Composition exam and you’re nervous. Most people taking CLEP tests express reservations about the College Composition exam. There, that was my practice for understatement of the year. Honestly, there seems to be a rumor going around that this particular CLEP exam enjoys...

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Understanding College “Basics”

Understanding College “Basics”

Basics are the core courses required of every student regardless of their major. They typically include English, math, science, history, humanities, social science, etc. The purpose of having basics – both in high school and college – is to ensure that all students receive a well-rounded and balanced education. I like to think of the basics as a wide, but not deep, spectrum of courses....

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Four Ways to Give Every School Day a Great Start!

Four Ways to Give Every School Day a Great Start!

1 – Eat breakfast together – yogurt, toast, eggs, oatmeal, cold pizza, whatever! – just do it together and have a few minutes of conversation about something besides chores or school, 2 – Remember devotions – chances are you can get through the day on your own strength, but with a daily renewal of your mind you can do so much more than “get through...

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One Reason Monday Morning is the Hardest

It’s because the weekend’s over and there are lots of decisions to make! Every Monday morning I’m overwhelmed until we get a grip on the week’s meals, chores (because we rotate them), and family-specific decisions. So we made a one-page form that covers most of them, and once it’s filled in, we almost coast through the week! We know what’s for dinner each day, and...

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Three Easy Steps That Will Simplify High School

Three Easy Steps That Will Simplify High School

1. Build a solid, growing relationship with your teen. This one is first, because when you analyze your priorities, your relationship with your teen is more long lasting and significant than his schooling. Decide what you want your relationship with your high school student to look like after high school, and make sure that what you’re doing today is taking you in that direction! You...

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