How to Homeschool Like Sir Richard Branson – WHS 186

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.
Richard Branson

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.

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Consider Your Kids Before Posting That Pic on Facebook

Don’t Post About Me on Social Media, Children Say

Recently, university researchers asked children and parents to describe the rules they thought families should follow related to technology. In most cases, parents and children agreed – don’t text and drive; don’t be online when someone wants to talk to you. But there was one surprising rule that the children wanted that their parents mentioned far less often: Don’t post anything about me on social media without asking me.

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Chalking It Up: A Look at Homeschooling Children with Special Needs

Homeschooling children is a challenging endeavor that often leaves parents worrying that they are doing the best for their children. This is true for all children, but when a child has special needs we often experience increased anxiety and stress. We naturally want the best for our sons and daughters, but sometimes that means going against the grain and choosing alternative schooling solutions.
Mother and Daughter - Homeschooling Children with Special Needs
Whether our children have severe allergies, asthma, immune disorders, seizures, disabilities, hyperactivity, or any other special need they often have a hard time adapting to traditional public or private schools. While administrators and educators attempt to accommodate and push inclusion, their answers don’t always meet the needs of our children. The medical and behavioral needs of one often go unmet in traditional school settings that are trying to fulfill the needs of many. Continue Reading →

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Whole House Device Management with Circle – WHS 185

Managing all the devices in your home can be frustrating. Each child has different needs and you don’t want to enable blanket restrictions for everyone.

Circle, a small device that connects wirelessly to your network, can help you manage all the devices in your home.

This week, I’m joined by two other homeschooling dads and we discuss our experiences with Circle and how it has made managing a myriad of devices in our homes much easier.
Circle—Easily Manage Devices in Your Home


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Unboxing Edison Robot

I received my Edison robot today and recorded an unboxing video. Here are my first impressions of the robot. More videos with this little guy coming soon!

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