Thursday, July 31, 2014

Homeschool Survival Kit - Item 8 - Kiss


Homeschool Survival Kit

Here is another helpful tip on how to make your homeschooling experience work for you and your children.  We suggest that you refer to them frequently, because it’s easy to forget that principles are the most important things that you are teaching. We hope you find this useful ...


Item 8 - Kiss 



Everyone needs a hug and a kiss. Remember to show your children love each day.  Look them in the eye and tell them; then put your arms around them and show them.


Say and show that you love them

Excerpted from the Hewitt Home Education Guide

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At Hewitt Homeschooling Resources:

We provide services and products for parents who want each child to “develop a mind for a lifetime of use.”


We hope that this will help you raise balanced children by providing them with the tools to become well-rounded, well-educated, caring adults.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Homeschool Survival Kit - Item 7 - Mint


Homeschool Survival Kit

A helpful tip on how to make your homeschooling experience work for you and your children.  We suggest that you refer to them frequently, because it’s easy to forget that principles are the most important things that you are teaching. We hope you find this useful ...


Item 7 - Mint 


You are worth a mint



You are worth a mint. Many parents have grown
up in homes where they didn't feel valued. If you
realize what you are worth, you can help pass that on
to your children.





Excerpted from the Hewitt Home Education Guide

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At Hewitt Homeschooling Resources:

We provide services and products for parents who want each child to “develop a mind for a lifetime of use.”


We hope that this will help you raise balanced children by providing them with the tools to become well-rounded, well-educated, caring adults.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Homeschool Survival Kit - Item 6 - Gum


Homeschool Survival Kit

Today's helpful tip on how to make your homeschooling experience work for you and your children.  We suggest that you refer to them frequently, because it’s easy to forget that principles are the most important things that you are teaching. We hope you find this useful ...

Item 6 - Gum 


Stick with it

Stick with it. Perseverance will be one of the best traits that you can model for your children.  On days when you feel like you can't do one more day of homeschooling - just "do the next thing" as Elisabeth Elliot says, and you'll find the strength to do the next.



Excerpted from the Hewitt Home Education Guide

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At Hewitt Homeschooling Resources:

We provide services and products for parents who want each child to “develop a mind for a lifetime of use.”


We hope that this will help you raise balanced children by providing them with the tools to become well-rounded, well-educated, caring adults.

Homeschool Survival Kit - Item 5 - Eraser


Homeschool Survival Kit

Here is another helpful tip on how to make your homeschooling experience work for you and your children.  We suggest that you refer to them frequently, because it’s easy to forget that principles are the most important things that you are teaching. We hope you find this useful ...

Item 5 - Eraser 


Everyone makes mistakes!

Everyone makes mistakes.  Accept that this is going to happen - often.  They won't just be math errors - those will be easier to correct.  Things such as bad attitudes and hasty words all need to be forgiven and erased so that you can move on.










Excerpted from the Hewitt Home Education Guide

Share your stories with us.


At Hewitt Homeschooling Resources:

We provide services and products for parents who want each child to “develop a mind for a lifetime of use.”


We hope that this will help you raise balanced children by providing them with the tools to become well-rounded, well-educated, caring adults.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Homeschool Survival Kit - Item 4 - Pencil


Homeschool Survival Kit

Welcome to Homeschooling!

We would like to share with you what we believe are some guiding principles of Homeschooling. These ideas come from over 30 years of experience in the homeschool movement.  Please give us your thoughts and stories about your own homeschooling experiences.

Here is another helpful tip on how to make your homeschooling experience work for you and your children.

In a New Year’s sermon, a pastor listed nine points to see us through the year one day at a time. We thought they applied to homeschooling perfectly. We suggest that you refer to them frequently, because it’s easy to forget that principles are the most important things that you are teaching. We hope you find this useful ...

Item 4 - Pencil 


Count your blessings


List your blessings.  Even if you are having a bad day, it will go better if you stop and think about all the good things that are happening.









Excerpted from the Hewitt Home Education Guide

Share your stories with us.


At Hewitt Homeschooling Resources:

We provide services and products for parents who want each child to “develop a mind for a lifetime of use.”


We hope that this will help you raise balanced children by providing them with the tools to become well-rounded, well-educated, caring adults.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Homeschool Survival Kit - Item 3 - Rubber Band


Homeschool Survival Kit

Welcome to Homeschooling!

We would like to share with you what we believe are some guiding principles of Homeschooling. These ideas come from over 30 years of experience in the homeschool movement.  Please give us your thoughts and stories about your own homeschooling experiences.

Here is another helpful tip on how to make your homeschooling experience work for you and your children.

In a New Year’s sermon, a pastor listed nine points to see us through the year one day at a time. We thought they applied to homeschooling perfectly. We suggest that you refer to them frequently, because it’s easy to forget that principles are the most important things that you are teaching. We hope you find this useful ...

Item 3 - Rubber Band 


Homeschooling - Be Flexible
Be Flexible
Be Flexible.  While we recommend that you have a schedule, always be ready to modify it if that is the best choice.  You may become engrossed in a particular subject.  There is no bell to make you switch to the next.  Learn to go with the flow; expect and allow for change.


Excerpted from the Hewitt Home Education Guide

Share your stories with us.


At Hewitt Homeschooling Resources:

We provide services and products for parents who want each child to “develop a mind for a lifetime of use.”


We hope that this will help you raise balanced children by providing them with the tools to become well-rounded, well-educated, caring adults.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Homeschool Survival Kit - Item 2 - Bandage


Homeschool Survival Kit

Welcome to Homeschooling!

We would like to share with you what we believe are some guiding principles of Homeschooling. These ideas come from over 30 years of experience in the homeschool movement.  Please give us your thoughts and stories about your own homeschooling experiences.

Here is another helpful tip on how to make your homeschooling experience work for you and your children.

In a New Year’s sermon, a pastor listed nine points to see us through the year one day at a time. We thought they applied to homeschooling perfectly. We suggest that you refer to them frequently, because it’s easy to forget that principles are the most important things that you are teaching. We hope you find this useful ...

Item 2 - Bandage 
Heal wounds


Heal wounds.  They will occur, probably to both you and your students.  Develop the habit of comforting the hurting.  Words can be forgiven, but they can never be taken back.  Watch your tongue, and teach your students to watch theirs.  





Share your stories with us.


Excerpted from the Hewitt Home Education Guide

At Hewitt Homeschooling Resources:

We provide services and products for parents who want each child to “develop a mind for a lifetime of use.”


We hope that this will help you raise balanced children by providing them with the tools to become well-rounded, well-educated, caring adults.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Homeschool Survival Kit - Item 1 - Toothpick


Homeschool Survival Kit

Welcome to Homeschooling!


We would like to share with you what we believe are some guiding principles of Homeschooling. These ideas come from over 30 years of experience in the homeschool movement.  Please give us your thoughts and stories about your own homeschooling experiences.

We trust you have already made your decision to home school. Therefore, we will not attempt to present the many arguments in favor of this form of education. Rather, we have chosen to provide advice, suggestions, and tips on how to make your homeschooling experience work for you and your children.

In a New Year’s sermon, a pastor listed nine points to see us through the year one day at a time. We thought they applied to homeschooling perfectly. We suggest that you refer to them frequently, because it’s easy to forget that principles are the most important things that you are teaching.

Item 1 - Toothpick 


Pick out the positive, praise
“To pick” means you are choosing. Pick out the good and strong points of your students each day rather than emphasizing their weaknesses or failures. Praise them for at least five things for each fault that you bring up.  

Share your stories with us.


Excerpted from the Hewitt Home Education Guide






At Hewitt Homeschooling Resources:

We provide services and products for parents who want each child to “develop a mind for a lifetime of use.”


We hope that this will help you raise balanced children by providing them with the tools to become well-rounded, well-educated, caring adults.