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Archive: October 2006
10/27/2006 10:43:38 AM
Heart to Heart: Danger of Living The “If Only’s”

Are you struggling in your relationships with your children?  Are you taking the blame of “If only I had…” or “If only I hadn’t…”?  Many homeschool moms become discouraged by these thoughts.  But it is possible to be released from this cloak of condemnation.  The Lord promises to forgive when we confess our sins and doubts (I John 1:9) so ask the Lord for wisdom to show you any specific area of true conviction in your relationship with your child. Do whatever it takes to restore fellowship with the Lord and with your child, and when you have done these things, then rest in the forgiveness and mercy of God.  Realize that true conviction always brings along with it hope and help, but condemnation never does. After examining your heart and dealing with conviction biblically, guard your mind against unfounded accusations that are meant to discourage and destroy.  Take heart, the Lord is near, and He is able to redeem and restore these relationships.  


Romans 15:13  Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope in the power of the Holy Spirit.  NASB 

10/20/2006 12:45:28 PM
Robotics Competitions

If your teens are interested in competing in science and math-related projects, robotics competitions may be just what you are looking for.  The competition is educational and fun.  One homeschool group, the Johnson County Homeschool Team, has been quite successful in competitions, and its website provides helpful information for homeschoolers interested in robotics.  

10/20/2006 11:04:57 AM
Research Papers

If you need some helpful tips as you teach your high schooler how to write a research paper, check out the Homeschool Heartbeat radio program in which Becky shared about this topic.   Also you may be interested in requesting the free fact sheet "Tips for Teaching the Research Paper." 


10/17/2006 3:14:30 PM
PSAT State Codes for Homeschoolers

For those homeschoolers taking the PSAT this week, be sure to take along a photo ID and your state code for homeschoolers. Do not rely on the test monitor to know this code. You can find this code on our website. Also, alert your student to put in his/her home address for the school address.

10/17/2006 1:45:14 PM
SAT or ACT CD Prep Program

SAT and ACT test preparation is crucial to achieving high college entrance scores.  Many scholarships and college admission decisions are directly tied to scores received on these tests, so it is important for your children to do their very best.  To help your children prepare for the tests, HSLDA offers a choice of either the SAT or ACT test prep CD for $9.95 for a one-year renewable license.  The program regularly sells for $199, but eKnowledge, the supplier of the CD, has made it available to HSLDA through a grant from the NFL Football Players Association for just the shipping and handling fees.  If your child is motivated to prepare for the SAT/ACT tests, this program will be a helpful resource.