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HomeSchool ThinkTank Parenting Podcast: Support for Homeschooling Parents Do you want to homeschool your kids with confidence? Are you looking for more joy in homeschooling? You've come to the right place. Join families from more than 80 countries to learn more about homeschooling, parenting, education, and mindset. Our Monday episodes are all about your mindset, and each Wednesday, you'll learn more about homeschooling and parenting. Click the follow button so that you never miss an episode. Sign up for our free workshop, join our coaching program, and learn more about how we serve homeschooling parents. Visit our website... Keep reading for more info! Jackie is the founder of HomeSchool ThinkTank and is the mom of one homeschool graduate and is still homeschooling her youngest daughter. With more than a decade of homeschooling her children, Jackie's experienced the ups & downs of homeschooling and is here to help you navigate a lifestyle that has the potential to be incredible. Overcome the overwhelm that many parents feel and start homeschooling your kids with confidence. Each week we share expert interviews, information, education, mindset strategies, and inspiration that homeschool families need. In addition, we’re taking this one step further and guiding homeschool parents like you through our online coaching program. The HomeSchool ThinkTank Parenting Podcast teaches you the nearly secret strategies that veteran homeschoolers use to homeschool their children for years on end. Jackie will guide you toward a more peaceful and fun-filled education journey with your kids. What do you call this lifestyle? Homeschooling, worldschooling, roadschooling, hackschooling, gameschooling, wildschooling, unschooling, life??? Regardless of what you call it, come along and join us on the journey of a lifetime. Leave the school mindset behind and focus on connections that matter, community, and helping your children develop a true love of learning.   Homeschooling isn’t just about education: it’s about your kids, it’s about your family, & it’s about a lifestyle.   Click the follow button right now so that you will never miss a future episode. Discover more about HomeSchool ThinkTank on our website. We're always sharing something new and interesting with you.


Connection Before Curriculum: Lessons From Homeschooling My Kids
Are you struggling with homeschooling? In this episode, Jackie shares her struggles as a homeschooling mom and how she learned the importance of placing connection with your children above curriculum. Podcast. Video. Blog. Originally Published February 16, 2021 as Episode #83.
22:44 11/30/2022
Dyslexia 101: How to Recognize It & What to Do - Interview with Expert, Allison DeFrees
Have you ever wondered if your child has dyslexia? Do you need to know the signs of dyslexia? Maybe you want to know where to find the best resources and tutors. In this podcast interview, you'll meet Allison DeFrees.  Allison tutors students online using the Orton-Gillingham Method.   She also offers an online course that helps parents learn how to help their own child learn how to read. Discover more resources here:   Learn more about our online coaching program for homeschooling parents here:   This episode was first published on September 17, 2019.
30:52 11/29/2022
Thinking Rationally at a High Level
In this episode, you'll learn more about how thinking rationally can help you overcome challenges and achieve your goals. You can apply these concepts to both challenges in homeschooling and other problems in your life. Learn more about THRIVE!  This is our program for homeschooling parents.
21:49 11/28/2022
THRIVE: Support for Homeschooling Parents
In this episode, I share a story about why I started homeschooling my kids and about some of the challenges I've had. Then I help you understand how I am supporting and coaching homeschooling parents in my new online membership. It's called THRIVE. I hope that you'll join me because it's precisely what every homeschooling parent needs.   You can learn more here...
21:40 11/27/2022
Homeschool Q&A: Schedules, What Counts & Preschoolers
In this episode, we're answering this question. "I'm trying to create my school year calendar, but I'm coming up short by 15 days. I want to start September 7th and end May 27th, but that only gives me 165 days. I'm just not sure if I can be ready by the 16th and don't want to extend into June.  My oldest will be PreK if that helps." Tune in to hear the answer! Get any links mentioned in this episode here:     Originally published August 17, 2021    
21:45 11/26/2022
Creating a Habit of Gratitude: Mindset for You and Your Kids
Are you raising grateful children? Have you created a habit of gratitude in your life? In this episode, you'll get ideas about how to make gratitude a habit and how to help your children become more grateful too. Blog, Podcast, Video.     First published on December 1, 2020.
11:19 11/23/2022
Setting Boundaries
Do you ever struggle with setting boundaries? In this podcast episode, you'll hear about setting boundaries with your children and your in-laws.   Sometimes this can be difficult, but when you set limits kindly and firmly ahead of time, everybody can win.
15:05 11/21/2022
Coming From Love & The Holidays
Are you feeling overwhelmed about the approaching holidays and all of the events that are coming up? In this episode, we're talking about coming from a place of love, especially when setting boundaries with people you love. Join our next workshop and learn more about how we serve homeschooling parents.
12:20 11/14/2022
Homeschool Your Kids with Confidence Workshop!
In this episode, you'll learn about the 4-day online workshop that is coming up soon! The host of this podcast, Jackie, will be leading this workshop. Sign up today!  
09:17 11/12/2022
David Lee Csicsko Interview: Children's Book Illustrator and Artist
Have you thought about using children's books as a springboard for further education? David Lee Csicsko is a world-renowned artist and children's book illustrator.  In this interview, David shares his latest book, Science People.  As a homeschooling parent, you could use this book to lead a homeschooling group or as part of your homeschool curriculum. This is an interesting interview that will inspire you to embrace your children's strengths.   This interview with David Lee Csicsko was recorded on 2022.10.26.
45:58 11/09/2022
The Power of Momentum
In this episode, you're going to feel inspired to "get going" so that you can get momentum on your side and get the results you want. Join the next free workshop at...
14:29 11/07/2022
Homeschooling Through the Holidays, Sick Kids, and Real Life
Do you ever feel like "real-life" is interrupting your homeschool plan? Not only are there everyday things like grocery shopping and appointments, but there are holidays to work around, and kids who get sick. Listen to this episode for some "real-life" suggestions...
12:00 11/02/2022
How to Find Your Purpose In Life & Live With Passion and Excitement
Have you ever felt stuck?  How do you get past that feeling? If you need help finding your purpose in life, then this episode is for you. Learn how to live your life with passion and excitement. When you can do this for yourself, then you are better able to help your children find a develop their life's purpose too. Learn more...
19:30 10/31/2022
An Awesome Free Online Parenting Conference: Coming Soon!
Do you want to learn more about positive parenting? Are you curious about the latest research on child development? If so, then the Happily Family Online Parenting Conference is for you! Sign up and learn more about the world-renowned speakers who present at this event...
08:36 10/26/2022
We Can Do Hard Things
If you want to grow, if you want to become a better version of yourself, then you have to do hard things. Guess what? Your kids need to do hard things too. This podcast episode is all about doing the hard things that life sends your way AND doing hard things to challenge yourself.  
21:58 10/24/2022
THINK HOMESCHOOL: Live & Learn Your Way (audiobook)
If you've been thinking about homeschooling your kids, then this book is for you. THINK HOMESCHOOL was written to help parents understand the pros and cons of homeschooling and decide if homeschooling is right for their family.    
100:15 10/19/2022
How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids (or change any behavior)
Have you found yourself yelling at your kids? Is there some other habit or behavior that you'd like to change? If so, this episode is for you. You'll learn how to stop yelling or change a behavior. If you want to sign up for a coaching session, you can do so at the link below.
21:23 10/17/2022
Why You Need a Homeschool Philosophy & How to Create One for Your Family
Do you have a philosophy of homeschooling?   I'm betting you said, "A what???  No!" Don't worry, most people don't.  But if you do have a homeschooling philosophy, it can change the way you approach raising and educating your children. Learn more in this episode!     Originally published September 8, 2021. Updated March 2022.
15:57 10/12/2022
Strategies to Help Your Child Transition Between Activities
Does your child struggle to go from one activity to the next?  Have you ever felt like it's challenging to stop what you're doing and do what you know "should"be done next? In this episode, you'll learn how to help your child and yourself transition between activities.   In addition, if you or your child struggles to stay on task, you'll gain some insight on how to do this too. Join our next workshop...   Sign up for a coaching session...   Learn more about how we serve homeschool families...
16:54 10/10/2022
Free Online Painting Tutorials for Kids and Adults: Interview with Brenda Mullard (Replay)
Whether you're a mom who wants to learn how to paint or your kids want to begin painting, you're going to love Brenda Mullard, the founder of Visual Art Academy. She's a long-time art teacher who offers free online painting lessons through her video tutorials. Learn more and start watching her videos today!   First released on October 15, 2019. Updated March 2022.  
28:14 10/05/2022
How to Choose Homeschool Curriculum: Interview #2 with Cathy Duffy
In our second interview with Cathy Duffy, we visit about how to choose the right homeschool curriculum for your kids. Whether you are new to the world of homeschooling or you have been homeschooling your children for years, this discussion will help you think more deeply about the curricula you choose for your kids. Listen to our first interview with Cathy Duffy, learn about her new book, and discover helpful information mentioned in this interview at...   Recorded 2022.09.21
47:21 09/28/2022
Would You Hire Yourself?
If you were hiring someone to homeschool your kids and do your job, would you hire yourself? Why or why not? Listen to this episode and learn how to approach this question with curiosity rather than judgment so that you can move forward with a greater understanding of yourself. Sign up for a coaching session and learn more about how we serve homeschool families.  
09:13 09/26/2022
ADHD Thrive Institute: Interview with with Dana Kay
After a pediatrician recommended a 4th ADHD medication for her five-year-old son, Dana Kay went on a mission to help treat her son's symptoms naturally.   As a result, Dana Kay is now a Board Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Practitioner who helps other parents of ADHD children.  Through her program, Dana Kay guides parents as they make natural and healthy food choices.   Food sensitivities are common in kids who have ADHD, and a healthy diet can make a tremendous difference in their behavior. Learn more about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Dana Kay here...   
43:19 09/21/2022
Just a Mom...
Have you ever felt like you're "Just a Mom?" This feeling is one that many stay-at-home moms encounter. If you need a pick-me-up, then this episode is for you because you are far more than just a mom.
12:31 09/19/2022
Are You Dealing with Challenging Behaviors? Hear Natasha's Story...
Is your child or teen having meltdowns, anxiety, tantrums, or outbursts?   Do you need help with a strong-willed, stubborn, or defiant kid? Or just want to learn a few skills to up your parenting game. Natasha's been learning from parenting expert and best-selling author Dayna Abraham for several years now.   You can learn more about Dayna's next free workshop and course here...       First released 9/15/2021
40:46 09/16/2022
Mom Gets Help with a Challenging Moment of Homeschooling: Life Coaching Session for Alyssa Wolff
Homeschool mom Alyssa Wolff brings a homeschool problem to her one-on-one coaching session with Jackie. Every homeschool parent has challenging moments that they aren't sure how to deal with, and this is a moment you might relate to. If you're a homeschool parent and have wondered how a life coaching session can help you, then this episode is for you. Sign up for a one-on-one or small group coaching session today.
31:33 09/14/2022
Listening to Your Kids with Intention
Do you listen to your children with intention? Your kids may talk a lot, and as a parent, it can be easy to zone out sometimes.   In this episode, you'll learn why it's so important to listen to your children in a purposeful way.
09:31 09/12/2022
What is Education? Education vs School
Have you considered where your belief system around education, school, or homeschooling comes from? Whether you went to public school, were homeschooled, or were educated in another way, your belief system about education was impacted by your own experiences. In this brand-new episode, you'll take a step back to examine your thoughts so that you can educate your children with intention.  
16:47 09/07/2022
Free Life Coaching for Homeschool Parents (and other people too!)
Have you thought about signing up for a life coaching session? Are you still wondering how a coaching session can help you? In this episode, you'll learn more about life coaching and how to sign up for a coaching session. While Jackie specializes in coaching homeschool parents, at this time, anybody 18 or over can sign up for a complimentary coaching session.
13:57 09/05/2022
How to Homeschool Your Kids in the 2022-2023 School Year
This episode is your step-by-step guide to getting started with homeschooling your children. In the link below, you'll discover an abundance of information that will be useful as you begin homeschooling your child. To get helpful homeschooling and parenting tips, sign up here.
25:15 09/04/2022