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Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Find out with our grammar quiz that takes questions right from our Monarch 5th Grade Language Arts course. Would you get a passing grade?

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How to Decide Between a Bible Curriculum and a Bible Study

When families are first introduced to our LIFEPAC curriculum, they are sometimes surprised to find Bible as one of our five main subjects. Biblical truth is the foundation for each of our LIFEPAC subjects, but our Bible courses take the study of God’s Word to an even deeper level.

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Homeschooling FAQs: How Long Should My Homeschool Day Be?

In this Homeschooling FAQ, we tackle one of the most common questions we hear from homeschooling parents: “How long should my homeschool day be?” Here's what you need to know.

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Incorporating Art in Your Homeschool

When we asked our Facebook community what they would change about their homeschool, many said they wished they did more hands-on activities like arts and crafts. Even if you’re not an artistic parent, here are a few things you can do to incorporate more arts and crafts into your homeschool—without racking up bills or cleaning up too much mess!

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Which States Watch the Most TV?

Thanks to technology and streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, we now live in a world where access to screens is almost constantly at our fingertips. As a result, TV viewing remains a popular pastime and has even increased. However, that doesn’t mean that we all use our time equally across the country.

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Organizational Tips from Marie Kondo

If you are getting ready for some spring cleaning, start with these tips from organizational expert and “Tidying Up” star Marie Kondo.

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The Favorite Part of Your Homeschool Day

Taking time to reflect on the best parts of your homeschool day can provide encouragement during the tough times. Check out 25 moments that our Facebook and Instagram community said were their favorite parts of their homeschool days!

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Will the College Admissions Scandal Affect Homeschoolers?

While the first three months of 2019 have created a number of educational headlines, including the introduction of Education Freedom Scholarships, no story has made waves like the college admissions bribery scandal, but will the incident affect homeschoolers?

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How to Tell Your Kids Hard News

When difficult things happen or an illness is detected, many parents struggle with how to share these tragedies or close-to-home traumas with their children. In fact, depending on the age of your child, the task may seem impossible. However, there are a few steps you can take with any child that will make sharing hard news more manageable.

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Strengthen Your Relationship: Learn to Listen

For couples looking to strengthen or repair a relationship, the Gottman Institute is very clear about what you need to do to start: Learn to listen. If you want to be a great partner, here are a few steps you can take to improve your listening skills.

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Are Education Freedom Scholarships a Win for Homeschoolers?

With a goal of ensuring that all students have an option to choose their desired educational setting, the Education Freedom Scholarships were officially proposed in late February, but are they a win for homeschoolers?

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Things to Do When Your Kids Are Bored

“I’m bored” is one of the most common phrases a parent has to deal with coming from their child. Whether your kids are constantly complaining of boredom or if it only sneaks up once in a while, we’ve put together a few suggestions for what you can do when your child complains of being bored.

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Literacy Month: Best Children’s Book Bracket

March is filled with excitement and fierce competition as college basketball ramps up to its end-of-season tournaments. If you’re not a sports lover, you might feel a little left out, so we made a March Madness bracket for all of you. Vote for your favorite children’s books over the next two weeks to see which emerges as the champion!

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Homeschool Heroes: Meet the Grouse Mountain Chairlift Rescuers

While enjoying a day of skiing at North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain in British Columbia, five homeschool teens turned into heroes by rescuing an 8-year-old boy who was precariously dangling from a chairlift.

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Take Our Fun Convention Survival Quiz

Homeschool convention season is upon us, and there are so many wonderful events that your family can choose to attend. Before you take the plunge into all the wonderful things conventions offer, take our lighthearted homeschool convention quiz to see if you would survive a homeschool convention.

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5 Reasons Why Online Curriculum Is a Game-Changer

Homeschooling comes in many shapes and sizes to fit all the different types of families who homeschool. For busy families with fast-paced lives, online curriculum is emerging as a game-changing homeschool option. Here are five reasons why more and more homeschool families are making the switch:

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Homeschoolers Face Potential Home Visits

Introduced by Mary Mascher, a retired public school teacher and long-time representative from Iowa City, House File 272 would allow school and government officials to access personal homes in the name of health and wellness checks of homeschooled students.

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Printable Tangram Worksheet: Ancient Puzzles, Modern-Day Fun

Tangram puzzles were a huge hit when first introduced to the Western world. Now you can make your own with our printable tangram worksheet!

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Tie Dye Coffee Filter Craft

Using everyday coffee filters, have fun with this easy, colorful craft from Alpha Omega Publications that’s perfect for all ages.

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What Should Parents Know about the Momo Challenge?

Parenting in today’s social media world is a difficult task, and one of the more recent issues some parents have had to deal with is a disturbing online presence called the Momo challenge.

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