HomeSchool ThinkTank Parenting Podcast: Support for Homeschooling Parents

40 Episodes

By: HomeSchool ThinkTank with Jackie 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 90 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! ...

Explore the Different Styles of Homeschooling to Find the Right Fit for Your Family
Last Wednesday at 10:00 AM

Homeschooling is becoming more and more popular, but with the variety of homeschool styles available, it can be difficult to decide which one is the best fit for your family.

In this episode, you’ll learn about different styles of homeschooling. From traditional approaches to unschooling, you’ll find a method that fits your family’s needs.

Discover an abundance of helpful information in the article that goes with this podcast episode.

Working Through Frustration to Achieve Success
Last Monday at 10:00 AM

If you have goals you're trying to achieve, you will certainly have overwhelming and frustrating moments.

Get inspired to overcome frustration so you can achieve the success you are looking for.

Help Your Child Understand Their Emotions: Therapist Kim Restivo Lange

Do you have a child who struggles with their emotions?

Are you struggling to help your child with their "big feelings."

In this interview with therapist Kim Restivo Lange, you will learn effective tips and strategies to help your child with "negative emotions."


We love resharing helpful episodes.  This interview is as helpful today as the day it was recorded!

Recorded November 4, 2019.

Learn more about how we serve homeschooling families!


Self Care Ideas for Homeschool Moms & Dads

Are you a homeschooling parent who feels burned out?

If you want to succeed at homeschooling your kids, you must take care of yourself.

This episode is full of ideas that will inspire you to give yourself the self-care you need!


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Connecting With Your Kids: Interview with Therapist Linda Wiebe

Have you ever struggled with your relationship with your kids?

Do you want to prevent relationship challenges in the future? 

This interview with therapist Linda Wiebe is full of suggestions and information you can apply today.

Learn more about positive parenting here.



The information in this interview is worth resharing, timeless, and always relevant.

Original Release Date: November 5, 2019

Creating Opportunity for Your Kids

Did you know that you can create your own opportunities for yourself and your kids?

Learn how changing your language and thoughts can change your life.

5 Ways to Make Homeschooling More Fun

Do you want to have more fun homeschooling your kids?

In this episode, you'll learn five critical components to make homeschooling more fun every day.

Write these ideas down and stick them on your fridge!

Share your ideas about how to make homeschooling more fun at the link below.

I Don't Feel Like It...

How often do you hear yourself saying, "I don't feel like it."

Do your kids whine the words, "But I don't want to..."

Let's talk about these statements and how to deal with them.

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How Do Homeschoolers Make Friends?

Do you need ideas to help your kids make friends?

In this episode, you'll learn how to connect with other homeschooling groups, parents, and homeschooled kids.

Sign up for a free homeschool consultation and join our online homeschool meetups!  Learn how in the link below.

Make Transition Times Easier for You and Your Kids

Are you tired of the chaos during transition times?

Do you want to know how to make transition times easier for you and your children?

This podcast episode offers practical ideas to help you and your kids navigate transitions with ease and calm.

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How to Start Homeschooling Your Kids (Link Below)

Do you feel overwhelmed by all the information about homeschooling?

In this podcast episode, you will learn "How to Homeschool Your Kids."  These are the step-by-step instructions you need to get started with homeschooling.

Please share this podcast episode and corresponding article with homeschooling groups and friends who are interested in homeschooling.  

This episode gives parents the information they need to start homeschooling their children.

Thanks for sharing!


How to Stay Calm and Stop Yelling

Do you find yourself raising your voice and yelling at your kids?

If so, you're not alone.

At times, parenting can be stressful and frustrating.

In this podcast episode, you'll discover an effective method to help you stay calm in tense situations. 

Discover more about positive parenting here.

Fun Handwriting Practice for Kids & Homeschool Students

Help your kids learn to draw, print, and write in cursive with these fun practice ideas.

In the article that goes with this episode, you'll discover videos about curriculum, how to hold a pencil, and many more resources.

You'll also find information about all of the handwriting manipulatives that are mentioned in this episode.



Embracing the Benefits of Homeschooling

Are you considering homeschooling?

If you want to homeschool your kids for years to come, learning how to embrace the benefits of homeschooling will help you succeed.

Discover more benefits of homeschooling at the link below.

Creating Momentum in Your Everyday Life

What do you need to get done?

In this episode, you'll discover one common reason that keeps many people from getting "that one thing" finished.

Jackie is a homeschool consultant and certified life coach who specializes in helping homeschooling parents.

Click here to learn more and sign up for your consultation.

How to Use Homeschool Curriculum (Link in Show Notes)

What is the purpose of homeschool curriculum?  

Learn about common approaches to homeschooling curriculum and how to best use YOUR child's curriculum.

Click the link below to discover educational homeschool curriculum...




Listening to Your Kids

Do you listen to your children with intention?

Your kids may talk a lot, and it can be easy to zone out sometimes.  

In this episode, you'll learn why listening to your children purposefully is important.

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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 prioritizing connection with your children above curriculum.

Discover more inspiration for homeschool moms here...


While this episode was originally published several years ago, it is worth resharing, helpful to homeschooling parents, and always relevant.


Prioritizing Yourself

Where do you fall on your list of priorities?

As a homeschooling parent, putting yourself last and leaving yourself depleted is easy.  

In this episode, you'll find the inspiration to prioritize yourself.




Your Daily Homeschool Schedule and Routine

How does your daily homeschool routine or schedule look?

This episode teaches you how to structure your days more effectively.

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Two Reasons Parents Homeschool Their Kids. What's Yours?

Why do you homeschool your kids?

Did you know that all the reasons parents homeschool their children fall into two categories?

In this podcast episode, you'll learn how YOUR WHY impacts how you approach homeschooling.

With this understanding, you will be better equipped to homeschool your kids successfully.


History Podcasts: Search Our Curated Collection

Do you and your kids want to learn more about history?

Make it fun and easy with our curated collection of history podcasts!  

Use our advanced podcast search engine to find any historical event quickly!

With over 2000 hours and 1000 podcast episodes about history, you'll discover any historical topic you want to learn more about!

Self Care Tips for Moms: Set Yourself Up for Success

Are you a busy mom?

It can be hard to find the time for self-care, but it's worth it! Here are five simple tips to set yourself up for success.

Book your coaching call, watch videos, and learn more...

Project Based Learning for Homeschooled Kids & Teens

What is project-based learning? 

Learn about seven steps to include when using this approach of homeschooling your kids & teens.

Tune in for examples to use with your children.

Do you have questions about homeschooling?  

Book Your Homeschool Strategy Call here.

Different Perspectives

Have you ever been to an event where you and another person had the same experience, but you interpreted the situation differently?

In this episode, you'll see how your thought process can change your experience.

Take this lesson, apply it to your own life, and teach your kids how they have power over their thinking too!

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Mastery vs Spiral Based Math Curriculum

Is your child struggling with math?

Did you know that most curriculum approaches math in one of two ways?

Listen to this short episode, and we'll share examples of mastery-based homeschool math curricula and spiral-based homeschooling programs.

You can find more information, videos, and links in the article corresponding to this podcast episode.

We Can Do Hard Things

Do you want to improve yourself? 

To grow, you must challenge yourself and do hard things.

Whether you are helping yourself or your kids improve, the key to success lies in rising to the challenges that life sends your way AND in challenging yourself with intention.

Listen to this episode and get inspired to meet life's challenges with a positive mindset.




Help Your Child with Handwriting: Interview with Occupational Therapist Polly Benson

Does your child struggle with handwriting?

Are you teaching your child how to print or write in cursive?

In this episode, Jackie visits with occupational therapist Polly Benson.  Polly shares numerous tips parents can use to help their child improve their handwriting.

In addition, Polly Benson also shares valuable information that can help struggling teens with handwriting too.

Learn more about handwriting, curriculum, and the Legiliner that Polly Benson invented here...

This interview was recorded on April 5, 2023.



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 to move forward with a greater understanding of yourself.

Sign up for a coaching session and learn more about how we serve homeschooling families.




How to Deschool Yourself and Your Kids!

Are you feeling burned out from traditional schooling?

Deschooling is a process of unlearning traditional schooling, habits, and beliefs. Discover why it's important and how to do it.

This episode introduces you to the what, when, where, why, and who of deschooling.  

Watch videos and get more information about deschooling...


Learn about unschooling here...


This episode was first released on August 31, 2021.  The information in this episode was reviewed on June 4, 2023, and was still relev...

How to Make a Decision: Decide if Homeschooling is Right for Your Family

Have you ever struggled with making a decision?

In this podcast episode, you'll learn a process that can help you make a decision about ANYTHING.

Listen to this episode and use the decision-making method Jackie shares to decide if homeschooling is the right choice for your family.  

Do you want help deciding if homeschooling is right for your family?  Sign up for a free coaching session...

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11 Common Requirements to Homeschool Your Kids

In this episode, we'll discuss 11 common requirements you'll want to understand if you homeschool your kids.  

Check this link to discover your state's statutes.

Negative Self Talk vs Positive Self Talk

How do you talk to yourself? 

What you say to yourself matters! And what you say in front of your children matters even more.

The thoughts you have about yourself can make a tremendous difference in how your life evolves.

If negative self-talk is your default, then this is a must-listen episode.  And if positive self-talk is easy for you, then tune in to learn how you can become more intentional and create a better life for yourself and your family.

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Help Your Child Learn How to Read: The Young Reader with Margaret Craig

Do you want to help your child learn how to read?

Maybe you have older tweens or teens that are reluctant readers?

While The Young Reader is geared toward parents of younger children, you can use the strategies in this book to help any person of any age learn how to read.

Listen to this interview as the author, Margaret Craig, guides homeschooling parents as they help their children learn to read.


This interview was recorded June 30, 2021

How to Stop Complaining

Doesn't everyone complain?

In this episode, you'll start coming up with ideas about how you can replace complaining with better options.

Share these lessons with your kids and create a happier household.

Museum Pass for Thousands of Museums Around the World

In this episode, you'll learn how you can save money and get into thousands of museums around the world with one museum pass.

Get the information here...

Smiling in the Rain

A lesson to share with those young and old.

Welcome the green grass and warm sun on your soul.

Walk through the puddles while looking for rainbows. 

Is this a moment that you will remember?

Gameschooling: A Fun Way to Homeschool Your Kids

What is gameschooling?

Let's talk about this fun approach to homeschooling your kids and the many benefits of games.

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.

Unit Studies: Different Methods for Homeschooling Your Kids

Have you wondered how to homeschool your kids using a unit studies approach?

In this episode, learn more about unit studies and why many families like this type of homeschooling.

Discover more homeschooling styles, videos, and information in the link below.

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