Category Archives: homeschooling

The Self-Esteem Habit for Teens by Lisa M Schab

As with so many teens, my 14 year at times grapples with self esteem issues. I asked her to read and write a review of the book, with her thoughts of what was and wasn’t effective for her. Here is … Continue reading

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Raise Your Grade by Denise Gossage

Raise Your Grade is a very teen-friendly guide to help kids be more detail oriented in their study habits. The book is easy to follow and the points are well made throughout. The focus is on understanding how to revise … Continue reading

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Untangled by Lisa Damour

Untangled is a grounded and logical approach to the very emotional years of teen transition. Intended for parents, it has a dual focus: helping parents understanding the separation issues of this transition period as well as providing guidance for the … Continue reading

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Surviving The Emotional Roller Coaster by Sheri Van Dijk

Surviving the Emotional Roller Coaster is a very serious book that is oriented mostly toward troubled teens with serious emotional issues (especially sensitive ones/those dealing with emotional dysregulation). The author doesn’t mince words: this is a book that needs to … Continue reading

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Coding Games in Scratch by DK Publishing

Coding Games in Scratch is a beautifully presented, friendly, and very easy to use book designed to introduce kids to coding through creating their own games. The language used is Scratch and is easily available; kids also learn about basics … Continue reading

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Communication Skills for Teen by Michelle Skeen, Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning, Kelly Skeen

Communication Skills for Teens is a focused book discussing ways to deal with difficult situations as they relate to interpersonal skills. Written for teens, it doesn’t talk down to them nor go over their head; it is straightforward and uses … Continue reading

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Swimming Upstream by Laura Choate

Swimming upstream is a well written and thorough resource for parents guiding their daughters through puberty. Although the author does go on a few soapbox rants (e.g., body image and Barbie), most of the book is extremely useful and informative. … Continue reading

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