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Why Having a Best Friend is a Bad Idea!

Even as technology isolates us more, and tries to connect us (think FaceBook), there are other things that really interfere with having great relationships. One of these things is the "Best Friends" idea. Like most ideals, it sounds great to think there is that one close buddy who is there through thick-and-thin. The truth is that we humans do better with multiple relationships rather than just a single one (what pressure!). Here's a way to rethink this important area for your kids [and yourself?].

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

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The #1 Tip for a Less Stress Homeschool

Well, we all can get stressed, but there is a surprisingly obvious way to take our stress level down. Now, it isn't always the easiest thing to do, but over time every day can become less stressful. Why not take this to heart and realize that it's time to kick stress out of your homeschool?

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

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Homeschoolers: It’s a Time in History to Learn to Communicate

      

The essential point of communication is to AIM AT MEANING. Most of the mess we are in comes from others 'telling people' what they mean, rather than finding out for sure. This short video explains the problem and what to change for the better.

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand

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Fixing Your Homeschooler’s MATH Struggles

                      

Struggling with math is common for all of us, even those with a knack for it. The truth is that math requires a kind of growth through stages, which every child (yes, yours too) can survive 🙂 Here are 2 ideas that will make the difference. In fact, if your child is struggling, it's probably one, the other, or both.

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand

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The Parental Curse of a Favorite Child

​One of the worse things we do as parents is 'favor' a child over others. Sometimes it's hard not to because we just 'connect' better some of our kids...but it doesn't change the the reality of the mistake. Family Systems backs this common sense notion about the danger...and the solution.

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand

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The Anything Game: How to Connect as a Family at Meals

A lot of us don't eat meals together as a family, and even when we do, we often don't know what to talk about. Here's a simple game we used to connect our kids with our growing up lives... we call it "The Anything Game."

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand

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