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The Right Mindset for Educating Kids

Your teaching or education mindset kind of runs things 24-7, so don't you think it might be important? Our conviction is that homeschool families really need to think through what they are doing and why (mindset), so they can stay on course. There is one way to think that is for superior than most of the notions about education out there these days... I dare you to re-think it!

Fred Ray Lybrand

Who is The Real Teacher in Homeschooling?

Homeschooling is tricky sometimes because some parents try to mimic mass (public or private) education. The home is a different setup, a different structure. Once you realize this in a profound way, then you can start thinking about who is really teaching whom!

​We believe the student is the real teacher in a homeschool...here's why!

Fred Ray Lybrand​​​​​​​



Is Negativity a Problem in Your Homeschool?

There is probably nothing worse than having students who gripe and complain all the way through school, true? Negativity is a real problem for people becoming a success in almost any field. On the other hand, there's an advantage in there too. Why not consider both sides of negativity as a positive for life in your homeschool?

Fred Ray Lybrand​​​​​​

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Homeschoolers, Salaries, and College Graduates

How much do college graduates make? What do high school graduates make? Nowadays it's en vogue to pooh-pooh (sorry) college as unnecessary, citing counter-examples like Jobs, Zuckerberg, and Gates. However, when you get down to it, college is a big-time money producer in our culture.

Although people can do well without college, homeschoolers probably need to re-think being dismissive about it. Why not get your kids ready and let them pick (even if they pay for a lot of it)? 

Fred Ray Lybrand​​​​​​

Episode 103: Easy Parenting Mindset

In this episode, I want to talk about why parenting is often not that easy. This is probably a different way to think for most people. And yet, whatever your experience of parenting is, it can get better.

In this episode, you will learn:

  1.  Why parenting is often not that easy
  2.  How to make parenting much easier

Resources:

  1. The Only 2 Reasons a Teenager Rebels
  2. Why Having a Best Friend is a Bad Idea!
  3. Free Mini Writing Course

Moms and Dads Make a Difference by being Different

In this tense, sexual equality world, we are having a hard time talking about differences between men and women, which sadly keeps us from seeing what makes men men, and women women. Just because there are differences, it doesn't mean either is inferior as a person.

This issue explodes when it comes to how moms and dads affect the family. We are so busy trying to pretend we don't need each other and children are just fine with a single parent, that we don't really appreciate the amazing impact a Mom and Dad can have together.

Are we saying kids are hopeless without two parents? NOPE...but we are saying that God's preferred parenting plan includes a Dad and a Mom (who are actively involved). Here are a few thoughts that might help:

Fred Ray Lybrand​​​​​​

Episode 102: The Importance of Your Mental Models

If you have a mental model, it means you have a way of thinking about how life goes in a certain area and that prediction makes you act, interact and react.

Most of us know that somewhere in our family and educational game we are building or following systems. What most people do not know is that our systems are based on our mental models. One of they great challenges we face is trying to implement a system which simply does not match how we think about things. In this presentation I'll show you how to start getting on the right track.​


In this episode, you will learn:

  • Importance of mental models

  • How mental model works

  • Different areas of mental model

  • Locus of control

Resources:

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