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Dr. Fred Ray Lybrand shares insights on helping families grow independent students who can teach themselves anything. It's a move from mommy-taught to self-taught and is the best way to prepare kids for our challenging world.

We have 13 online courses that will revolutionize your kids' skill-set, for life.

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Dr. Fred Ray Lybrand shares insights on helping families grow independent students who can teach themselves anything. It's a move from mommy-taught to self-taught and is the best way to prepare kids for our challenging world.

We have 13 online courses that will revolutionize your kids' skill-set, for life.

    Dealing With Defensive Reactions From Our Kids

    Dealing With Defensive Reactions From Our Kids

    This week's podcast is a bite-size episode about how best to deal with defensive reactions from our children, our spouses, or even ourselves. In pondering the problem of defensiveness, I've discovered a couple of simple questions to help deescalate otherwise combative interactions. The questions are largely about seeking to understand the other person. We can engage our children in a less confrontational way and avoid their typical defensive response. Hope it helps. 

    • 16 min
    10 Ways to Make a New Friend

    10 Ways to Make a New Friend

    Many homeschool families can find themselves isolated or disconnected from meaningful relationships outside their home. Or it's possible due to moving or other life changes, you've lost some close friendships over time. Whatever your situation, this episode unpacks the nature of healthy relationships and how you can improve your ability to make friendships. Everything in here applies to your children as well. Many of my examples are drawn from our experiences teaching our own children how to make friends. I'm joined by my wife, Jody, who provides excellent input into this subject. This episode was taken from an online seminar we hosted in 2018.

    • 42 min
    The Edison Principle

    The Edison Principle

    The famous inventor Thomas Edison held over 1,000 patents in his life and was a fundamental player in the production of the lightbulb, the phonograph, the  movie camera, and more. How did he accomplish so much in his life? Tune in while we discuss Edison's principle for productivity and how it's a concept you can benefit from practicing in your life. This episode is taken from a mentorship seminar co-hosted by my wife Jody in  2015. Plus a Q&A about the practical applications of this principle.

    • 47 min
    The Wrong Way to Set a Goal

    The Wrong Way to Set a Goal

    It's a simple mistake we all make, but there really is a wrong way to set goals. Which means there's a right way too. This episode is taken from a mentorship seminar my wife Jody and I broadcasted back in 2018. 

    • 26 min
    Mentoring Your Homeschool Student

    Mentoring Your Homeschool Student

    How mentoring your kids in homeschool can make all the difference in the world...including the 7 Steps to stay on track. Featuring my wife Jody. This episode is taken from a webinar we hosted back in 2018.

    • 57 min
    You Need To "Get" What Homeschool Is All About

    You Need To "Get" What Homeschool Is All About

    Plus some Q&A! Once again, I'm joined by my wife Jody. This episode was taken from a Homeschool Coaching Session in 2017.

    • 29 min

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