RLL #61: Let’s Talk About Anxiety

RLL #61: Let’s Talk About Anxiety

    While this podcast episode was recorded before all the COVID-19 stuff hit, and things were relatively normal, I felt it important to share it with you. In this episode I talk about five simple things you can do with your anxious kiddos to help them right...
Helping Your Child Manage Anxiety During COVID-19

Helping Your Child Manage Anxiety During COVID-19

I was drifting off to sleep in my Fort Worth hotel room just last week after the convention I was speaking at was closed down in the middle of everything because the city had issued an order banning all gatherings of more than 100 people. I heard my teen clear his...
How to Help Your Kids Thrive When They’re Stuck Inside

How to Help Your Kids Thrive When They’re Stuck Inside

Maybe you’re dealing with a prolonged illness, a weather mishap that canceled your plans, job transitions, car troubles, recovery of some type, or a good old-fashioned school break, but sometimes, somehow, you find yourself stuck at home for long periods of...
Taming the Worry Dragon at GHC

Taming the Worry Dragon at GHC

Year after year that I attend Great Homeschool Conventions, I meet families struggling to help their child cope with anxiety, worry, and perfectionism. Anxiety is an issue plaguing many of today’s young people, and gifted and twice-exceptional children are...
Great Homeschool Conventions and Great Homeschool Speakers

Great Homeschool Conventions and Great Homeschool Speakers

Great Homeschool Conventions always promise to put on quality events. They listen to homeschool families and are always incredibly responsive to the ever-changing needs of the community, making sure to truly have something for everyone. If you check out their...
The Social Benefits of Online Gaming

The Social Benefits of Online Gaming

There’s a lot of information and opinion out there about online gaming, warning us, the parents, not to let our children rot their brains and spend their days on these video games. The big bad wolf is no longer outside, threatening to blow our house down –...
RLL #57: Protecting Our Kids From Porn with Kristen Jenson

RLL #57: Protecting Our Kids From Porn with Kristen Jenson

  In today’s highly connected world, kids are being exposed to pornography at younger and younger ages. Oftentimes, by the time we’ve sat down with our kids to have a conversation about what they may come across online it’s too late. Filters...
Don’t Stifle the Polymaths

Don’t Stifle the Polymaths

“So what do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a simple question, innocent enough. It’s a great icebreaker from young children up to teenagers, a great way to learn a lot about someone in a small amount of time. There’s nothing...
RLL #56: [Audioblog] Disclipline and Your Intense Child

RLL #56: [Audioblog] Disclipline and Your Intense Child

  Do you feel like all you ever do is yell at and correct your intense child? That for every time you praise him, you’ve already berated him 15 times? And, are you completely exhausted before you’ve finished your first cup of coffee? Yeah… me too. This...
Coming to GHC – The Real Mom Tour!

Coming to GHC – The Real Mom Tour!

I am so excited to finally be able to share this! For the last few years at Great Homeschool Conventions, I’ve joined my dear friends Pam Barnhill and Sarah Mackenzie for a panel discussion, addressing questions about everything related to homeschooling,...