Homeschool How-Tos Blog

Mice problems

Todd EllisonSep 19, '21

Many people have mouse-in-the-house challenges.  For those who live in the country, it seems to be par for the course.  A friend shared tips compiled from others’ suggestions for getting mice out of a house. Fill every hole you can find--with steel wool if necessary. Use peppermint essential oils and/or...

Preschool painting and coloring tips

Renee EllisonSep 15, '21

Want less mess?  Want more results from your children's/or grandchildren's experiences with color?  Here are a series of helpful tips for the best coloring solutions for young children who make "toast" out of markers :) and for older children as well.

Dealing with escape artists and manipulators

Renee EllisonSep 12, '21

How to know when you're dealing with a person who routinely attempts to escape reality--someone who refuses to acknowledge boundaries--and what to do when you find yourself in that situation in one of your closest relationships.

Parental perspectives on the complexities of living with grown unmarried children

Renee EllisonSep 12, '21

Make sure that your grown at-home son/daughter knows that you are building his or her kingdom and not your own, and you will find that his heart will be with you to the end.

Don't train an escape artist

Renee EllisonSep 8, '21

What you as a homeschooling parent can do if you have a child who refuses to decide a two-choice dilemma concerning himself/herself, regarding a given matter, but instead chooses a third way (one that is not a valid option).