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Modern Techniques Home School Kids

Here are some strategies brought to you by experienced home schooling parents. Try using some of them to create a fulfilling learning experience, for you and your kid.

 1 – It is never too late to change the curriculum
Yes, you can even do it mid-way in the academic year. Sometimes you might pick books for a course from your favorite publishers or you might buy a packaged curriculum only to find your child does not like it. Don’t hesitate to change it and sell it when you realize it is not working. Get feedback from other parents who are home schooling their kids. Explore online and go for curriculum resources with high ratings and good reviews.

2 – Every child demands different educational approach
One of your kids might be more of the kinesthetic type while the other would learn better visually. Figure out the strengths of your child. For instance, a kid learnt names of American states and capital while skating with his father, in a day. The same kid if told to sit down and

Chores for Pre-School Kids

When your young child is ready to learn, teach him to:

Brush his teeth.

Dress by himself.

Put his toys away.

Make his bed with your help.

This means you must take time from your busy schedule to teach your child what he needs to know. Avoid trying to speed things up by doing his chores for him. If you take over his chores, he won’t achieve a sense of competence. He’ll become weak and you’ll become stressed. He needs to depend on himself for the chores he can do.

One more thing, avoid being picky. When your young child does pretty well, accept his efforts. Don’t complain about every little thing unless you want tantrums and tears. Instead compliment him on what he does well, “Joey, you pulled the covers off the floor. Good for you.” If the pillow is messy, ask him, “What do you think you could do about the pillow?” Let him straighten it. Praise him again with, “Good job, Joey. It looks great!”

Competence in young children

Avoid Bad Habits in Kids

Avoid Punishments

Always make yourself ready to educate your kids towards maintaining good habits which are good for their health. Never go for taking steps if you have less control over your anger. As, you are in anger you may punish your kid or exhaust your frustration on your kid, resulting misconceptions in your kid mind which will be really ineffective not only for your kid but also for your whole family. Be calm and feel relaxed because kids are in the age of growing, so give them maximum time to develop clear and positive ideas about everything.

Give them Confidence

Confidence is one of the bases of personality development of your kids. They need confidence from their elders at every stage of their life. So giving confidence also works here when you need to guide and teach your kids to avoid bad habits. Probably, it is the easiest way to teach your children.

How can you give them confidence? There are different ways like letting them taking their part in family matters which you think they

Learn to Stop Kids Lying

Kids lying problem is a bit tricky because it appears on different levels in children behavior. But there are different things you can do to help your child get rid of this behavior:

  • Don’t give your child a chance to lie. In other words, don’t ask what you already know. If your child obviously took a cookie even though he wasn’t allowed to, don’t ask: “Did you take a cookie?”. You’ll push your kid to lie. Just say: “You have chocolate smears on your mouth. I told you not to take a cookie and you did it anyway without asking me!”
  • When your child lies to you and you know he does, don’t get angry, you’ll make your child lie more. The fear of your angry reaction is exactly the reason why your child is lying to you. Listening and keeping your voice down is very important to understand the causes and be able to help your child stop lying. It’s also a better way to get the truth.
  • Kids lying to draw attention by making up stories have to be handled differently. Indeed, very imaginative children shouldn’t be neglected. You need to make the difference between reality and

Improving Reading Skills of Kids

· Make a habit to listen audio tape as you travel with your kid in car. In this way, you can teach your kid to listen to the book and he may like to read the book later on.

· If your kid has less time for reading long tailing articles, you can encourage him to read short and brief magazine.

· Attend parents meeting with teachers and discus with teachers how to improve the reading skills of your kid. Arrange reading instructor if needed.

· If your kid is close to pass middle schooling, you should be more careful towards his reading capabilities. This is the time when your kid has to change his schooling subjects into reading and so it is crucial period. If your kid is less keen in reading then his schooling studies will be suffered too. Start to play your role and encourage your kid to read books of his interest which probably increase the chance of reading other books too.

Stimulate the Passion for Reading

· Allow your kids with a monthly expenditure just for books reading. It will also help your kid to understand that you

Control Anger Among Kids and Parents

First we should be able to develop a skill to control our own anger that will bring satisfaction in our life and boost our potential to manage things. It will first alert us that we are going to be angry. Observing our body reaction will tell us better:

· Are you losing patience?

· Are you breathing too fast?

· Does your face get red?

These signs will tell that a feeling of anger is nearly enforced on us. Now try to control this feeling by deep breathing, by talking to yourself or change the state of motion. Or, you can also communicate to yourself through words which can be relaxing.

Anger will be always a reaction to the event we face for example taunt, doubts or an unsuccessful discussion. It may also be a result of deficiencies we have or when our desires and needs are not fulfilled. Unfortunately, instead of focusing and realizing them we start looking on other people who are enjoying the same. It causes more desperation and then we start getting angry. It may cause various problems which will be not positive for our personality.

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Kids For Homework

  • Make a schedule of homework time and strict to that time. You better know about your kid’s interest to for doing homework. So make sure that the time you set for homework is sufficient and according to kid’s interest.
  • Try your level best to keep the attention of your kid high. Turn off your TV and other entertainment programs. Avoid noisy sound and cellular calls however a call to friend to ask about home assignment will work in certain cases.
  • Kids must do their homework themselves or if they don’t they will never exceed in their educational life. Don’t worry if they do mistakes again and again. Give them proper support and right directions so that they can develop a skill to avoid mistakes.
  • Keep a check on your kid’s studies and school activities. Get yourself involved in their quizzes, exams and assignments. Make sure that your kid is fully prepared for the next day before sleeping.
  • Stand yourself as an exemplary personality that your kid can follow. Have you ever develop a habit of reading before your kids? Or have you share a story with your kids? Such habits encourage your kids towards reading.
  • Always appreciate the kids by saying

Make Kid Enjoy Cleaning

1. If the Dad cleans, the kid cleans – It is universally accepted, I don’t know for what reason, that cleaning is Mommy’s duty. Even the new born knows that. He pisses and looks at mommy to clean the mess. What does Daddy do? Cuddle the child when clean? Actually, in many homes, daddy actively participates in creating mess around. As Daddy so is the kid. When you ask your kid to clean, he/she will give an immediate answer ‘Even Daddy is not cleaning. Why aren’t you questioning him?’ It is very obvious that kids look up to their parents and especially daddy. When the man of the house participates in cleaning voluntarily, the child will follow him without a doubt.What do you say?

2. Instead of ordering, join them in cleaning – Many a times we end up saying ‘Do this’ and ‘Do that’. Sometimes it does irritate our kids. C’mon they are kids and they need to be treated as kids and not as adults. When you order, the kids will do the work but will never enjoy doing it. This makes the cleaning process a difficult ‘chore’ in the house. Instead, if you join

Kids Room Dividers

There are many uses for a kids room divider. There are single panel and multipanel kids room dividers. Single panel kids dividers are used mainly for educational purposes and make a perfect activity center for the kids since they come with interesting features like bookshelves, whiteboards, art easels or chalkboards. This helps to kindle the imagination of a child and help them to write, draw or paint on the divider. There are many educational kids dividers like tri-panel room dividers with write-n-Wipe dry erase surface, read and write room divider which combines a writing area with book storage, see-through easel room divider with paint caddies, 3 way maxi mirror divider and much more.

The next type which is folding multi-panel kids dividers can help in dividing a large kids bedroom into two portions to clearly define a playing and sleeping area. They can also help to add privacy when the bedroom is shared by two or more kids. Organizing a kid’s bedroom also becomes easier with a room divider as it provides storage areas. When a kids room divider is kept against a wall, the area between the divider and the wall could also be used for

Kids Decals Make Learning Fun

First on the list of helpful kids decals, are chalkboard stickers. If you haven’t heard of these, you’re missing out! These are one of the newest inventions when it comes to wall decor. Instead of having bulky chalkboards, you can now buy chalkboard decals! These decals are made of strong but thin, flexible vinyl. They’re reusable and removable and stick to any clean, smooth surface. So your imagination is truly the limit. They aren’t just stickers for walls either! You can apply them to refrigerators to help you and your kids keep track of schedules and appointments through the busy school year. You can stick them to the top of your pre-schooler’s desk to encourage their practice of penmanship. Your tween or teen may find them helpful to apply to their lockers at school.

Chalkboard stickers come in all shapes and sizes. You can purchase chalkboard panels and put them in separate places or position them all together to form one gigantic chalkboard! There are fun shapes, like animals, buses and circles for preschoolers and for tweens there are guitars and fancy designs! What kid, no matter how old they are, wouldn’t think it’s super cool to

Fire Safety Education

1. Escape Routes

Whether in home or at school, children should know about escape routes. Older children who are mature enough to understand directions should be taught about the nearest fire exits located in the premises where they are usually at. It is also a must that they know the correct ways on how to escape. This can be done through a regular fire drill practice. Teach them to touch a door knob first before opening it so they know if there is fire on the other side. Have them practice crawling during the fire drill as poisonous smoke tends to rise above the air during fire.

2. Fire Safety Equipment

Kids should also know about the basic fire safety equipment including fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, fire ladders, fire hoses, fire blankets, and so on. They do not necessarily have to learn how to use each one of these but it is important for them to know what each one is for. For example, they need to know that smoke alarms give off a loud warning sound to indicate a fire accident. When kids hear this sound, they would know about the fire and they

Keeping Kids Safe

There are many factors when it comes to keeping kids safe and all others can be left to the other experts. In my case I want to do everything to educate kids into never smoking. I want to teach kids what a black lung looks like. I want children to see what cancer does to the person suffering and the people around them.

Why do we even care about worrying about social studies in school but yet we do very little to educate our children when it comes to smoking. I guess for the most part all the responsibility needs to lie in our laps. As a parent it is our responsibility to fight against our kids smoking.

The tobacco companies would never admit to anything but anyone with common sense knows and realizes that tobacco companies very heavily rely on new smokers starting up to maintain billions of dollars in profits. Of course we cant win single handily against the tobacco companies but as a team and each and every one of us focus on taking care of the people around us then we can actually win this war.

We have to understand the

All about Educational Kids Books

Reading aloud to your children each day will expose them to a number of stories, characters, and plots. They will soon learn how interesting children’s books can be, and are likely to want to learn how to read on their own as they get older. Reading aloud should be done for 20-30 minutes each day. Many parents choose to read one or two books to their children just before bedtime. Reading is a relaxing activity that can wind down children after a busy day.

Taking your children to the library can be a great way to get them interested in reading. This allows you to expose them to educational kids’ books without having to purchase them yourself. Getting them their own library card can teach them to love reading, as well as responsibility for property that is not their own. Ask the librarian to show you and your children around the kids’ section so that both of you can get a feel for the place. Also inquire about story time and other activities.

As you read children’s books to your kids, be sure to interact with the story. Use special voices for each character. Ask your

Educational Kids Games

1. Hot Spot: The game pieces in Hot Spot are built like robots, and the game suggests that robots move only in straight lines. The goal of the game is to make sure the red robot gets to the ‘hot spot’ located on one corner of the playing board. The child has to think of the most economical way to get to that red spot on the board.

2. Pete’s Pike is another educational kid’s game in which Pete has to find his way to the top of a mountain peak covered with snow. There are five mountain goats which help Pete along the way. If Pete makes a mistake, he will fall off the edge of the mountain. The child must use his or her thinking skills in order to help Pete reach the mountaintop.

3. In this educational kid’s game called Cover Your Tracks, different terrains are given to your child in order to test his or her thinking skills. Some of the terrains are sand, cement, mud and snow.

4. As the name suggests, Treasure Quest lets you go on a treasure hunt. When the child finds it, he or she has

Education Home Field Trips

Some folks involved in providing such trips down the river for special needs kids tell of how it becomes a life changing experience, so to do the parents. Occasionally, it’s almost to the point that there was “little Junior before the white water rafting trip, and little Junior after.” Some parents note the difference is that profound – to which I say; wow. When I first heard about all this, I thought to myself, no, it couldn’t be that good, but the parents swear by it and the kids after doing it, they’ll never stop talking about it.

My question is; why does it work so well? Perhaps, because special kids maybe apprehensive about the water, fearful, and yet excited at the same time, well, that is just about everything you need for strong memory imprintation isn’t it? Okay so, I’ve read research papers on how the simple task of learning how to play a musical instrument, learning how to ride a bike, or interacting with an avatar on a computer helps develop these brains, and the empirical evidence has been show to prove it so. Thus, maybe these white water river rafting trips are akin to

Career Tests For Kids

Taking the Test

While taking these career tests for kids, children answer many different types of questions about their likes, dislikes, preferences, aptitudes, skill sets, goals, and future aspirations. Based on the children’s unique answers to these questions, the career tests can give kids various types of information.

Results of the Test

The test usually provides students with career information suitable to them based on their specific answers to the questions. For example, the test will tell kids what jobs are most suitable for them. Usually, there is a minimum of three different types of careers in assorted career fields. The results of the test also give specific information about each of the careers listed. This information might include the following for each career listed: education required, salary specifications, job requirements, potential for job growth in future years, and any other special requirements a specific career might require such as a security clearance.

Children Can Use the Results

Children can use the results for different purposes. The career tests for kids allow students to see real possibilities for their futures, and they can plan for these futures. Children can choose classes to take

Back-To-School Survival Kit

1. A mini first aid box is a must in this instance This box should have a few bandages, cotton swabs, some string, some gauze, a pair of scissors, a few tablets, etc.

2. There should be a fire starter that is included in the kit. Along with the fire starter, it is important that the kids learn how to start a fire with a knife or a metal match.

3. The technique of purifying water through the natural means should also be taught to them. The technique is to cut a bottle into half and puncture some holes in the bottom half. A layer of grass should be placed in this bottle. Above that layer, some sand and charcoal should be placed. This should again be covered with another layer of grass. Now the water that’s poured through it will be more or less purified.

4. It is a nice idea to add a dictionary that will be able to explain all the kinds of food which is edible.

5. A compass will help the child know in which direction to head for. For the child to be able to do that, he

Time Management For High School Kids

Time management is as essential as having a concrete plan about what you want for your own life. It is significant that young ones like you already know about the essence of time management. After all, you are already a young adult and it is only proper that you begin setting things straight in your life. Get a glimpse of the following time management tips and help yourself achieve peace of mind.

Be organized at all times. At one point in time you would like to be able to spend extra time with your loved ones, friends, or even for yourself. But how will you successfully do such thing if your schedule is crowded up? You may just end up wailing out of depression. Being organized with your things, your responsibilities and appointments will save you half of the worry. If only you know when to attend to things, you will not be lacking time, running late, and ending up in misery.

Set an everyday goal. As you turn in every night, it will be best to visualize the things that you will have to accomplish for the next day. Setting up a must-be-done list will

Providing Socialization

The Home Schooling parents comments to me are interesting because I agree with their socialization comments and think between AYSO, Boy Scouts Explorers, youth groups and other activities that the socialization issues can be solved.

Once, I met a gentleman while traveling in Boise, from a Scottsdale Corp, who builds indoor soccer buildings and he said that during the day they are empty and we discussed home schooler networks in the region getting together for socialization purposes. They now offer this with coaches, games and high tech machines to score, pass and help kids learn.

It seems that given the right push these things can be very affective and a good use of facilities. The socialization is an issue, but it is solvable and must be a part of growing up of course. Probably the biggest reason that this myth of socialization persists is because at one time it was true. But not anymore with large networks of home schooling parents getting together and sharing information.

Home schooling has come a long way in the past couple of decades and the Internet is propelling it even faster than ever before. I certainly hope this article

Fall Activities

The autumn season is characterized by the change in weather to shorter days and cooler temperatures. This is an excellent time to teach children about the change of seasons and the earth’s movement and the solar system in general. You can purchase or create your own charts which show the movement of the earth in relation to the sun. As the earth rotates certain parts of the world receive more direct sunlight than others which explains the seasons. Homeschooling allows for flexibility so you can show your children the change in the sun’s intensity at sunset by making it a daily fall activity. Taking pictures of a particular spot and the change of the sun’s brightness is an interesting interactive way to engage your children in the fall season.

One of the best aspects of fall is the harvest season. The harvest season marks the period when the fruits of planted crops are collected from farmland. This would be the perfect time to take your homeschooled children on a field trip to a local farm. In most areas you can visit a farm during harvest time and get a complete tour. Most of the tours even offer