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International Christmas Traditions

Expand your child’s world by learning about Christmas traditions in different cultures. Check out this list of a few of our favorite international traditions you can try with your family this Christmas season.

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New App Seeks to Support Parents

According to a recent survey conducted by ZERO TO THREE of 1,000 parents, 49% of parents are using mobile parenting apps today, while 60% of respondents use science-based parenting websites. Hoping to appeal to those users is a new app titled Enjo.

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Letter Board Inspiration

If you’ve jumped in on the letter board trend and bought one for your home, you’ll know two things. 1. They can be hilarious and 2. It takes a lot of time to change the saying, let along thinking of a new saying to use. We thought we’d help you out by giving you a list of ideas for sayings you can use for Christmas and beyond!

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Make Reading on Screens Easier

Reading on a computer screen can be very difficult especially for kids who struggle with focusing or reading in general. Check out these tips and tools that can help make reading on screens much easier.

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Can the Dead Sea Be Revived?

The Dead Sea, a major body of water from the Bible, is experiencing a rapid death, and some experts believe it could be completely dry by 2050. A $1.5 billion project has been proposed, but will it be enough to revive the Dead Sea?

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Printable Study Guide Checklist for LIFEPAC

Because LIFEPACs are uniquely designed to be student-paced and effortlessly portable, they function differently than your classic textbook-workbook set up. To help LIFEPAC users be as successful as possible, we’ve put together this free printable study guide checklist.

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Raising Courageous Kids to Confront a Sexualized Culture

If you didn’t have a chance to see Sam Black’s workshop about teaching our kids to confront a sexualized culture, check out our overview of the practical tools Sam shared.

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New Policy Recommends Abolishment of Spanking

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new policy statement titled “Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children” that recommends the abolishment of spanking. Learn more about the new policy before you weigh in with your thoughts. What do you think? Should parents spank their children?

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Mastery vs. Spiral Learning

Mastery and spiral learning are terms that get thrown around when talking about curriculum, but what do they mean exactly? Check out our breakdown of these two curriculum styles and find advice about how to teach each style.

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How to Have a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Cooking for gluten-free family members or friends can be difficult. To make it easier for you, we’ve put together a few tips and hacks you can use to master a gluten-free Thanksgiving.

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Easy Leaf Doodle Craft

As we get closer to the holidays and the weather gets chillier, fall crafts are a great way to keep your home feeling warm and cozy while occupying little ones who may not be thrilled with how much inside time the cold weather brings. This autumn, try this easy leaf doodle craft that’s good for any age—yes, Mom, that means it’s for you, too!

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See the Winning Entries of AOP’s 2018 Fall Coloring Contest

Thank you to all our entries from students around in the world in Alpha Omega Publications’ 2018 fall coloring contest. As always, there were so many great submissions that made it difficult for us to decide, but following some passionate discussion, we are excited to announce this year’s award recipients.

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Full STEAM Ahead

Recently, there’s been a desire to add the “A” in arts to turn STEM into STEAM and make a conscientious effort to celebrate and emphasize creativity and innovation in the science and technology realms. Yet, is it really that important? Check out the top 4 reasons to make STEAM a focus of your child’s education.

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Virtual Field Trips with Google Maps

If you want your child to experience international wonders but can’t just pack up a suitcase and go, check out our latest blog post on Google’s virtual tours that bring the experience of the world right to your living room.

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A Homeschool for 700 Students

How many students are in your homeschool? In the midst of war-torn Yemen, the southernmost country on the Arabian Peninsula, one teacher has turned his three-story home into a 13-classroom homeschool that serves nearly 700 students.

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National Homeschool Day of Prayer

Join us and homeschool families all over the country on the National Homeschool Day of Prayer, as we unite in prayer for the homeschool community. We'd love to see a picture of your family praying together!

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How Old Is Your Phone?

While many of us had the same phone in our home throughout our childhood (or maybe two if our parents splurged and went cordless at some point), things are different in the era of smartphones. However, the average lifespan of a phone is on the rise as Americans are keeping their phones longer in an effort to save.

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Printable Gratitude Sheet

Having a tangible way to practice gratitude is linked to having a more joy-filled life. For the month of November, encourage your child to develop a practice of gratitude with this free printable gratitude sheet.

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Tips for Traveling with Homeschoolers: The World Is Your Classroom

Imagine your child learning the Pythagorean theorem at the base of the pyramids or studying ecosystems from the heart of the Amazon or reading about the history of the Roman empire while sitting inside the Colosseum!

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Best Tips for Raising a Challenging Child (From Parents Who Survived It)

Are you or a loved one in the midst of raising a challenging child? It can often feel like you’re at the end of your rope, but you are not alone! Check out the encouragement and advice from parents who were in your shoes and lived to tell about it.

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