Overwhelm, Confidence, Motivation and Boredom
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- 5 Top Ideas that Have Shaped our Homeschool, Lusi Austin
- 10 Tips to Take into Next Year
- 33 Tips to Make Home Educating Hum with Happiness
- Activities and Ideas for When Boredom Strikes
- A Different Kind of Self-Discipline
- A Few Things to Occupy the Kids during the Holidays
- A Question About Age Appropriateness and Type of Chores for Children
- A Tip for Problem Solving and Setting Goals
- Are your kids after using screen technology?
- Avoid the Smorgasbord Approach to Education!
- Bias: Interpreting my children's behaviour in the light of my expectations and past experiences
- Beat the home ed blue-bugs!
- Bore and Peace
- Born Lazy? and More on Laziness
- Combatting the "I will never be as good as..." Failure Syndrome
- Contrived Learning Activities
- Create a Stress Free Learning Environment
- Creative Solutions Using Goal Setting
- Creative Solutions and Goal Setting
- Daft Ideas for Dreary Days
- Deschooling: Question Your Motivations
- Distractions and Disruptions Can Sometimes Help with Motivation Issues
- Do You Use Mind Mapping?
- Does Laziness Exist? Saani Bennetts
- Does Learning Have to be Fun?
- Encouraging Autonomous Activity and Learning
- Eventual Recognition Home Education is a Viable Choice for our Family
- Explain Your Motives - it helps!
- Expectations, Stress, Trust and Learning
- Focus on what you want and why you want it
- Fulfilling One's Potential? Why?
- Get Rid of those Cranky or Bored Kids!
- Highly Sensitive and Anxious: managing stress and home educating
- How Can I Turn My Child's Brain Back On?
- How do I motivate my 13 year old to learn?
- How Do You Discover and Live Your Passion?
- How doing my best and working for better grades damaged me
- How to Do What You Have to Do Even When You Don't Feel Like Doing It
- How to Develop and Encourage Creative Thinking Skills
- "I can't do it": Resistance to Learning
- Ideas for Stimulating Motivation
- I'm Bored! How can I spice things up?
- It's Okay to Not Push Kids to Learn
- It is okay to relax and play, learning happens doing that too!
- Joyful Disruptions
- Learn More: Make Mistakes! by Ilka Oster
- Learning the Tough Lessons in Life
- Looking for Balance in our Homeschool Lives
- Maintaining Confidence Beverley Paine
- Make Learning a Challenge, Not Just Fun
- Make A New Year's Wish Box
- Maximising the Potential of the Brain: Use It or Lose it!
- Minimise Distractions
- Motivate Your Homeschooling Kids This Winter With These Chill-Blasting Ideas!
- Motivation 101: Meeting Basic Needs
- Motivation for Preparing Meals!
- Motivating Teens, Education and Unschooling
- Mum, I'm Bored! Kristy A Bennett
- Musings on Self-Discipline
- Musings on Contentment, Complacency and Continual Striving
- My Kids Aren't Motivated to Learn!
- Nelson Mandela Wasn't the Sportiest Kid at School (and Why Our Kids Should Know It), by Lucy Singer
- One Step at a Time
- Our Routines Change With Our Growth
- Problems with the "Learning Must Be Fun Approach" to Education
- Procrastination ~ Fear of the Unknown
- Secondhand Ambition
- Screen Time, Freya Dawson
- Timing Can Help with Motivation
- Tips for Beating the Homeschooling Boredom Blues by Examing the Nature of Boredom
- Unrealistic expectations and feeling overwhelmed as homeschoolers
- Use It or Lose It!
- Using Learning Invocations
- What to do when the kids whine and fight and won't do their homeschool work?
- When Homeschooling is Working Well, Resist the Drive to Change It!
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