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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Am I homeschooling or am I working

My daughter wants to learn to sew correctly.  She technically knows how to sew and use the sewing machine but she skips steps and makes mistakes.  As usual, I surfed the internet for instructional videos for her to watch, but it dawned on me that she can't be the only homeschooler looking to learn these things... so I put it all in a Squidoo page (a site where you earn commission from people viewing and buying things from your page.

I can't tell you how many tutorials I have done for her, then turned around and did my website work separately.  Why did it take me so long to figure out that I could homeschool at work at the same time. 

Well, I guess I have a whole lot of material to get uploaded to websites... and from now on, as I create a program for her, I will be sharing it.

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Monday, December 08, 2008

Are you teaching entrepeneurship?

I have mentioned before that entrepeneurship should be part of any homeschooling program. Like I tell my kids, a job is great, but the only purpose of a job in these days and times is as a learning experience on your way to something greater. No one is ever going to give you anything in the workforce, and you should not expect them to. It is much better to make your own way. For this reason, entrepeneurship is a great way to give a homeschooler a headstart in the real world.

Young entrpeneurship from lemonaide stands to lawm mowing to babysitting in the neighborhood should be encouraged and supported. As kids outgrow these simple, lower paying endeavors and look for more lucrative options, parents should be looking for ways to continue to feed thier entrepeneural spirit and help them take their endeavors to the next level.

The Kaufmann Foundation is a great website to explore with your children and students. At this website, you will find All Terrain Brain which is a multimedia project designed to get 8-12 year olds to tap into their entrepenurial sprirts. There is also Entrepneurship Week USA which works to help people understand the importance of being entrepenerial. Hot Shot Business is also an online simulation game that allows boys and girls to run a mock business online.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Cool Homeschooled Kid gets an Early Start in Business

I have been trying to impress on my kids for some while the importance of starting businesses at very young ages. In fact, it is my desire for my kids to have businesses started and running before they graduate from homeschool high.

Here is the story of one kid who is well on her way:

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