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What Parents Should Know about a Growth Mindset vs. a Fixed Mindset

Learning the difference between growth mindset and fixed mindset can be transformational for your child’s education. The research does not lie—intelligence is a skill, not a gift.

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Tim Tebow’s First Film “Run the Race” to Hit Theaters

Already a Heisman-trophy winning quarterback, pro-baseball player, and best-selling author, Tim Tebow is now adding movie producer to his resume. Along with his brother Robby, Tebow is the executive producer for Run the Race, which is set to debut in theaters nationwide on Friday, February 22.

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10 Presidential Fun Facts

In history lessons, we often focus on the best and worst parts of a president’s life, but what about all the quirky stuff in between? Check out these 10 fun facts about U.S. presidents.

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Keeping Romance Alive—Even After Kids

Keeping romance alive after kids can be difficult. Marriages can easily get overshadowed by the demands of parenthood. This Valentine’s Day, check out some suggestions for how you can keep the romance alive even after kids!

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New Emojis Coming to Your Phone in 2019

A yawn, a juice box, an adhesive bandage, and a sloth are just a few of the new emojis coming to your phone that your homeschool family may inspire you to text to your friend or spouse in 2019.

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4 More Board Games Your Family Should Own

If you’re looking for a great way to take a break from homeschool lessons that doesn’t require screen time or otherwise turn your kids brains to mush, look no farther than your game shelf. Here are a few more of our recommendations for great family games that will keep your children’s synapses firing.

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How to Take Professional Photos with Just a Smartphone

In the age of smartphones, many parents find it overwhelming to capture and keep track of good pictures, but Nathan William Lundquist, an award-winning filmmaker, shares his secrets for taking great photos that capture the feelings of the moment.

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Can You Pass the United States Citizenship Test?

To officially become a U.S. citizen, you must pass the official naturalization test. The test is an oral test where an officer asks 10 of a possible 100 civics questions. To pass, the applicant must correctly answer 6 of the 10 questions. Can your child (or you) pass the United States citizenship test? Take our test to see how you would fare!

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The Case Against Football

In the week before the Super Bowl, many families are stocking up on snacks and getting their game day jerseys ready. While AOP has no official stance on football, today we are daring to take up the unpopular opinion to consider the case against football.

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Homeschooling with Hulu

Following our blog posts about homeschooling with Amazon Prime and homeschooling with Netflix, we continue our series on educational streaming options with a look at 9 things currently on Hulu that you might like to watch with your homeschool family.

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25 Questions to Help Your Child Find the Right College

While homeschoolers may wish to consider the most homeschool-friendly colleges, there are many other factors to consider as well. To start narrowing down your child’s choices, try asking these 25 questions compiled by NBC’s SportsEngine Community.

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12 Early Elementary Lit Tips

From a young age, children love to pick up books, and every parent hopes that habit is never lost. To keep learning how to read fun for your early elementary student, try incorporating these 12 lit tips into your homeschool.

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Homeschooling FAQs: How Young Is Too Young to Start Homeschooling?

We often hear this question from parents: how young is too young to start homeschooling? This is a valuable question to consider, but we first have to stop and reshape the expectations around this question.

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Turn a Snow Day into a Science Lesson

Many students learn early on about the forms of water (liquid, solid, gas), but the transition between them can remain a mystery. Turn a snow day into a science lesson with this easy experiment that tracks the phase change between solid water in the form of snow to liquid water. The results may surprise you!

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Homeschool Heroes: Meet Worship Leader Seth Condrey

If you would’ve asked Seth Condrey as a teenager if he was going to grow up to be a worship leader, the answer would’ve been a resounding no. For Seth, his journey to the cross and to being a worship leader was not an easy one.

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Say This, Not That: Avoiding Destructive Parenting Habits

As parents, we possess great power in what we say to our children and how we say it. With power though, comes great responsibility. Tim Elmore, an author, expert, and founder of Growing Leaders, recently offered these 5 practical tips for replacing destructive parenting habits.

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History Lesson Escape Room

Engage your children with a hands-on history lesson hidden in the story of a homemade escape room. Follow these steps to bring history to life!

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This One Thing Needs to Be a Priority in Your Home

As a homeschooler, you’re well aware that educating your child is a noble yet difficult task. Thankfully, one of the biggest challenges of teaching the next generation can be conquered simply be limiting your child’s screen time outside the classroom.

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6 Historical Anniversaries to Study in 2019

Mark these historical anniversaries on your calendar to incorporate into your history lessons this year! What other historical anniversaries can you find for 2019?

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Goal Sheet for Resolutions You’ll Keep

How often do you set goals and not follow through? Use this resolution goal sheet to set clear, measurable goals for 2019.

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