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Your prescription for happier, healthier homeschooling with Christian psychologist and veteran homeschooling mother of six, Dr. Melanie Wilson, who interviews experts on the issues that drive you crazy.

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    • Education for Kids
    • 4.6 • 89 Ratings

Your prescription for happier, healthier homeschooling with Christian psychologist and veteran homeschooling mother of six, Dr. Melanie Wilson, who interviews experts on the issues that drive you crazy.

    How Personality Can Change Your Homeschool

    How Personality Can Change Your Homeschool

    Hey, homeschoolers!











    I used to think my husband and kids were trying to drive me crazy. That's before I understood personalities. You would think as a psychologist that I would know better, but I didn't. In this episode, I'm going to explain basic concepts of personality that can transform your homeschool and your other relationships, too.















    Listen to the podcast













    Sponsor









    Before we dive in, I want to thank my sponsor, CTC Math.























    Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum?











    CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Favorably reviewed in Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks and The Old Schoolhouse Crew Review, the lessons are short and concise to help your children break down concepts and appreciate math in a whole new way!











    The lessons are taught the traditional way, not to a "test".











    Each one of the video tutorials is taught by an internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, who is renowned for teaching math concepts in a simple, easy-to-understand way (and in only a few minutes at a time). Using a multi-sensory approach having the combination of effective graphics and animation synchronized with the voice of a friendly teacher together with practical assessment. This three-pronged attack makes learning so much easier and more effective. Even students who struggled with math are getting fantastic results! And ones who were doing OK before are now doing brilliantly.











    Visit c-t-c-math.com today to start your free trial.









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    • 17 min
    How To Use Finance As A Teaching Tool

    How To Use Finance As A Teaching Tool

    Hey, homeschoolers! I'm passionate about teaching my kids about finances. I believe it's a critical life skill and one that I didn't personally have a good education in.









    Sponsor







    Before I introduce my guest for today's interview, I want to thank my sponsor for this episode, CTC Math.







    CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Favorably reviewed in Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks and The Old Schoolhouse Crew Review, the lessons are short and concise to help your children break down concepts and appreciate math in a whole new way!







    The lessons are taught the traditional way, not to a "test".







    Each one of the video tutorials is taught by an internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, who is renowned for teaching math concepts in a simple, easy-to-understand way (and in only a few minutes at a time). Using a multi-sensory approach having the combination of effective graphics and animation synchronized with the voice of a friendly teacher together with practical assessment. This three-pronged attack makes learning so much easier and more effective. Even students who struggled with math are getting fantastic results! And ones who were doing OK before are now doing brilliantly.







    Visit c-t-c-math.com today to start your free trial.







    Finance Resources







    My guest is Benny Nachman, CEO of Jassby, a finance app for families.







    Find Jassby on Facebook and on Instagram







    Listen to How to Teach Your Kids About Money







    Join me next week as we discuss how understanding personality can improve your homeschool. Have a happy homeschool week!

    • 49 min
    How To Turn COVID-Schooling Into True Homeschooling

    How To Turn COVID-Schooling Into True Homeschooling

    If you are one of millions of parents who has had to supervise your child's education because of the pandemic, this podcast episode is for you. Or, if you know a COVID-schooler, I hope you will share this episode with them.











    I have heard from a number of COVID-schoolers in my groups on Facebook. While some of them have embraced true homeschooling, many have been struggling. They try to do their best for their children but cannot wait for schools to get back to normal. This COVID-schooling thing doesn't work, they think.



















    Before I share how you can not only make homeschooling work but how it can bring peace and joy to your family, I want to thank my sponsor for this episode: CTC Math.























    Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum?











    CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Favorably reviewed in Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks and The Old Schoolhouse Crew Review, the lessons are short and concise to help your children break down concepts and appreciate math in a whole new way!











    The lessons are taught the traditional way, not to a "test".











    Each one of the video tutorials is taught by an internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, who is renowned for teaching math concepts in a simple, easy-to-understand way (and in only a few minutes at a time). Using a multi-sensory approach having the combination of effective graphics and animation synchronized with the voice of a friendly teacher together with practical assessment. This three-pronged attack makes learning so much easier and more effective. Even students who struggled with math are getting fantastic results! And ones who were doing OK before are now doing brilliantly.











    Visit c-t-c-math.com today to start your free trial.

    • 14 min
    How To Teach Kids To Share Their Faith

    How To Teach Kids To Share Their Faith

    Hey, homeschoolers! As a Christian homeschooler, teaching my kids the Bible, character, and apologetics is of utmost importance to me. But one area of teaching the faith was challenging for me. How could I teach my kids to fulfill the Great Commission and share their faith with others? I haven't come across a great curriculum for this, but I do know a great evangelist who has taught young people for more than 40 years. She is my sister-in-law, Nancy Wilson.











    Although I have known Nancy for decades, my interview with her has inspired me to share my faith as well. I think you will love her and I invite you to have your older kids listen in.

















    Nancy Wilson





















    Website and books











    Nancy's podcast











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    Conclusion









    Join me next time as I discuss how to turn COVID-schooling into true homeschooling. It will be perfect for friends who have been homeschooing from necessity.











    Have a happy homeschool week!

    • 47 min
    How to Manage Teen Screen Time

    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.



















    Sponsor









    Before we dive in, I want to thank my sponsor for this episode: CTC Math.











    Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum?











    CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Favorably reviewed in Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks and The Old Schoolhouse Crew Review, the lessons are short and concise to help your children break down concepts and appreciate math in a whole new way!











    The lessons are taught the traditional way, not to a "test".











    Each one of the video tutorials is taught by an internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, who is renowned for teaching math concepts in a simple, easy-to-understand way (and in only a few minutes at a time). Using a multi-sensory approach having the combination of effective graphics and animation synchronized with the voice of a friendly teacher together with practical assessment. This three-pronged attack makes learning so much easier and more effective. Even students who struggled with math are getting fantastic results! And ones who were doing OK before are now doing brilliantly.











    Visit c-t-c-math.com today to start your free trial.



    Join me next time as we discuss how to teach your kids to share their faith.



    Have a happy homeschool week!









    Teen Screen Time Resources









    Read the blog post











    The Social Dilemma

    • 16 min
    Motivation Myths That Hinder Your Homeschool

    Motivation Myths That Hinder Your Homeschool

    Hey, homeschoolers!











    After 21 years of homeschooling, I know that motivation runs high at the beginning of the year. But it doesn't take many weeks before that initial enthusiasm starts to cool. You begin looking forward to Christmas break sooner than you thought you would.











    We realize that we need to use some motivational tricks for ourselves and our kids in order to finish the things that we've planned. The problem with our motivating efforts is we often buy into several motivation myths that I'm going to describe in this episode. If we do, we will likely continue to struggle.



















    If you are interested in motivating your homeschooler, I've created a video class that you can you use with your spouse or other caregiver that will help you create an effective motivational plan. It includes a handbook for taking action and not just taking in information.

















    Motivation Myths Resources









    Read the blog post











    Discipline Myths











    More Discipline Myths











    Join me next time as I share my thoughts on teen screen time.











    Have a happy homeschool week!

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

Kristina Danyelle ,

Refreshing and inspirational!

I can relate in so many ways & she’s always very helpful in different scenarios. Inspirational and Hopeful.

Doodlebooger ,

Good life skills. BAD science.

I wanted to love this homeschool podcast. There are a lot of great resources on expectations, organization, and anxiety. However, I am severely disappointed to see an endorsement of a science curricula espousing a young 6,000 year old earth. As an environmental scientist and someone who has been an educator for preschool to college, I can assure you this logic began being disproven by the 1830s if not sooner. If we want people to take us seriously as homeschool educators AND prepare our children for the possibility of a rigorous college education where they will encounter THE SCIENCE of evolution and geological time we need to embrace mainstream very well documented science and not fringe minority unsubstantiated opinions. There are many Christians who see the disconnect and how this turns many people away from church. Wishing for more homeschool curricula and communities which endorse real science. It is time to let our children live in this century.

omcrider ,

Needed!

Love to listen to Melanie and how, even though she has a degree, she keeps things down to home and very encouraging. I always come away with something new and inspired.

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