How to Homeschool Like Richard Branson

How to Homeschool Like Richard Branson

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In 1970, at the age of 20, Richard Branson founded a mail-order record company by the name of Virgin Records. Since then, he has founded eight different billion-dollar companies in eight different industries. Oh, by the way, he doesn’t have a degree in business.

My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.’ —Richard Branson

Branson is one of the most unconventional entrepreneurs of the 20th century. He has started a space tourism company and plans to be on the first commercial flight into space along with his children. He’s been known to participate in dangerous publicity stunts for his companies.

Richard Branson’s management style and philosophy has made him one of the most successful business men in history. Let’s take a look at some of characteristics of his management style and apply them to homeschooling. Continue Reading →


Craig Gross on iParent.TV and Mobile Device Safety – WHS 128

craig-grossThis week I had the privilege of interviewing Craig Gross. Craig Gross is an author, speaker, and father of two young kids. He shot to prominence in 2002 when he founded the website as a response to the hurting he saw in those struggling with online pornography. In the 12 years since, has had over 70 million visitors and has become the leading voice on the topics of pornography and sexual addiction. In 2004, Craig also spearheaded the development of X3watch, an internet accountability system used by over 1 million people, and is the author of nine books. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Jeanette and their two children, Nolan and Elise. is an online resource that features hundreds of videos and posts to keep parents in the loop on all the latest tech fads that your kids might or might not be into. Want to know how to set the privacy settings on the Xbox One? We show you how. Want to decide whether SnapChat is right for your teenager? We give you the info. Want to find out what Reddit is all about? We have the answers.


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Beware of Fake Apps for iOS That Can Steal Your Data

There’s a newly discovered vulnerability in iOS that could expose your family’s personal data to hackers.

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Apple iOS bug lets fake apps sneak onto iPhones, iPads – CNET

The vulnerability affects roughly 95 percent of all Apple mobile devices currently in use, according to a new report.

Want to hack an iPhone? There’s an app for that. Hackers have a new way to break into Apple mobile devices using Web pages, text messages and emails to fool users into downloading fake apps that can leak their information, according to a new report from cybersecurity company FireEye.

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As always, there are a few basic tips to remember when it comes to smartphone and tablet security:

  1. Don’t download apps from un-trusted sources.
  2. Require a PIN or password to install apps.
  3. For your kid’s devices, disable installing new apps.
  4. Install all software updates as soon as possible.
  5. When in doubt, avoid unfamiliar websites and apps.

Be on the lookout for an update to iOS soon.


Essential Homeschooling Learning Checkpoints for K thru 8th [Infographic]

Although homeschooling requirements vary from state-to-state and country-to-country there are some essential points in your child’s learning (especially in the early years) that you should make sure your student has reached.

Each child is different so these aren’t hard rules but make for great guidelines when assessing your job as an educator.

What are some goals you’ve set for your children and yourself when it comes to homeschooling?


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