HomeSchool ThinkTank Parenting Podcast: Support for Homeschooling Parents

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.


November 27, 2022 21 min

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...

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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!

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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.

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First published on December 1, 2020.

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November 21, 2022 15 min

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.

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November 14, 2022 12 min

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.

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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!


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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 ch...

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November 7, 2022 14 min

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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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October 24, 2022 21 min

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.


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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.



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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.

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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.

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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...


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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.

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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 ...

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September 26, 2022 9 min

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.


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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 AD...

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