Mabank Homeschooling Resources for Home Schoolers

If we want to Homeschool in Houston, where do we even start?

As many families celebrate a new year a great number is looking forward to making changes to their child’s education. It is no surprise that phrases like Homeschool Curriculum Online are trending on the Internet. If you are searching for homeschooling in Mabank, Texas, than Great Homeschool Convention has something for you! Our conventions provide you with a ton of information for anyone looking for homeschooling programs  and resources.

If you are thinking about which path to choose when it comes to your children’s education, you could be wondering, how is home schooling dissimilar from public schooling in Mabank?

Traditional schooling has many pros and cons, as does home schooling your kid. Public school is set up to assist your son or daughter in grasping rules and reliability while giving them the opportunity to meet friends and grow socially. The problem? Regular are gradually risky. As well as in the best traditional school, there is the chance that your kids will likely be tormented and even not get the correct amount of devotion that they should have to develop academically.

Homeschooling is wonderful in the sense that this allows the kid to receive the correct amount of devotion that they need to thrive. Programs are created to either enable the parent to teach their children or allow the kids utilize a “satellite” teacher who gives assignments, grades work and provide the response a public school teacher would. In either case, the little one receives a one-on-one learning experience that may be extremely hard in traditional schools. Still, it could be a trying time for a child who desires to be around other students or needs aid in structure. Therefore, it is very important stay with a plan and enable the children to make time for friends and social events so that he or she is not be missing out.

How To Make Arrangements for Home-Schooling in Mabank

With the movement toward home schooling, most parents are wondering how to make arrangements for homeschooling. Honestly, home-schooling, has become the movement of the future with the world as the classroom.

From the time a kid comes into the world he or she is learning. When looked at from this viewpoint, it is easy to get going on learning. As children start to show an interest in education it’s time to start teaching them colors, shapes, numbers and the alphabet. As soon as a child reaches school age, many who are thought in this method will already know how to write, read and say their own address.

When the kid is of school age, many states requires that this homeschooling parents file an teaching plan at the school district. Parents will go pick from various ways to teach their kids. From online groups to groups throughout the school district close to where the child would attend.

there are a selection of good options for home schooling. Lessons will also be found as correspondence courses. Children will be asked to convince the state every so often that they are in the same level as their peers or above that degree of education. For more details on homeschooling in Mabank, TX, and what to expect at a www.GreatHomeschoolConvention.Com event, please, browse our Texas homeschool events blog!

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Boys and Video Games

Do you wonder why boys and men are so attracted to video games? Is your son addicted to video games? What are healthy ways to balance the love of video games with other healthy life practices?

If you are wondering any of these things, you are not alone. Whereas most boys and men (and girls and women) do use video games responsibly, gaming addiction rates are increasing. And many parents are not sure where the healthy lines should be in raising their sons.

Here are some important things to know.

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The Biology of Gaming

The right hemisphere of the male brain is mainly dedicated to visual-spatial processing (video games are visual and spatial), so it should not be a surprise that males will tend to like visual-spatial stimulants (which video games are).

Hormones and neuro-transmitters also matter. Boys and men are driven by testosterone and vasopressin. Males tend to bond through aggression activities (testosterone) and territorial/hierarchical challenges (testosterone and vasopressin). Even very sensitive boys who don’t like team sports and are less aggressive on the gender spectrum still might enjoy the virtual aggression of gaming. So, in general, video games are aggression-, challenge-, and competition-oriented and thus will tend to attract male biochemistry.

Gaming can be a great way to chill out, bond, hone spatial skills, and even help treat some forms of attention issues, but there can be a downside to frequent gaming.

One downside can be what I call “short-term false reward syndrome.” This can affect male motivation in the long-term.

When our brains feel like we’ve accomplished something, the caudate nucleus can become quite active and stimulate dopamine (the feel-good chemical) throughout our bodies and brains. When a boy does well in his schoolwork, helps his sibling solve a problem, wins a debate with dad or mom, or achieves something difficult on his own, his brain light ups and he becomes motivated to keep doing this good stuff!

Video game success creates the same internal reward in the short term, but it can be a “false reward.” If a boy is playing a lot of video games for too long per day, his brain will feel a natural reward-chemistry and think “I’ve accomplished a lot, I’m succeeding a lot, I’m growing, I’m maturing,” while he has actually only accomplished successful gaming.

He has not achieved maturation of social-emotional intelligence; he has not achieved good grades, read books that will change his life, developed good athletic performance, or inculcated motivation to succeed. He has not defined a real, true purpose in life, built character, or learned physical fitness.

How to Help Your Son

Since video games are both helpful and can carry negatives, each family has a right to develop its own standards for gaming and stick to them. These standards need to be developed based on the boy you are raising, rather than any social trend in peer groups or in the larger culture. Gaming is so such a primal part of brain and biochemical development (as well as such fun!) that it needs to be dealt with individually.

A good rule of thumb to use as a baseline for your family discussions is this: if your son is doing well enough in your estimation in these five main markers, then his gaming may not be an issue at all.

  1. Character development
  2. Social-emotional maturation
  3. Literacy
  4. Academic performance
  5. Physical fitness

For him, the games may will be refining his spatial talent, channeling energy, and inspiring heroic adventures. They may also be good interactive bonding experiences. So if your son’s “developmental baseline” is fine, then gaming is fine.

But if your son is fits any of these characteristics, then video games may need to be curtailed or used as leverage (“You can play Call of Duty again in two weeks after you complete your schoolwork but not till then”).

  1. Too sedentary, getting obese
  2. Not doing homework and/or is getting Cs or lower in your grading system
  3. Not maturing socially, morally, or emotionally
  4. Not achieving success in one or more areas of work or purpose

Another good area for family discussion and negotiation involves reading: if your son is not reading but he is playing a lot of video games, you may have a clue that he is gaming too much (and reading too little) to build good brain power, social-emotional cues, and life skills.

After you’ve had family discussions that involve all caregivers and your son, I hope you’ll set some rules in place and stick to them. The video game console is yours, the house is yours, the family is yours. Video games are a child’s privilege, not a child’s right. Taking them away for a week will not harm a boy or young man.

Most important for older boys (teens or young men): If a son is living in your home and gaming but not working, you may need to take all consoles away for a month or two or more, forcing him to get a job. Work is always more important than gaming.

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