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Episode 102: The Importance of Your Mental Models

If you have a mental model, it means you have a way of thinking about how life goes in a certain area and that prediction makes you act, interact and react.

Most of us know that somewhere in our family and educational game we are building or following systems. What most people do not know is that our systems are based on our mental models. One of they great challenges we face is trying to implement a system which simply does not match how we think about things. In this presentation I’ll show you how to start getting on the right track.​

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Importance of mental models
  • How mental model works
  • Different areas of mental model
  • Locus of control

Resources:

1. Why Homeschooling Needs the Arts

2. The Easy (Sure-Fire) Way to Become a Better Speller

3. FREE MINI WRITING COURSE

 

 

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How to Get Your Kids to Stop Fighting (with each other)

The most important thing for mom and dad to discover about their own kids fighting with one another is that mom and dad are ALSO PART OF THE PROBLEM.

If you are not aware of systems, then you'll tend to miss the different factors that contribute to what's happening.

Basically, how you respond to sibling rivalry determines how they fight. There are TWO WAYS to respond (essentially)...this video helps you choose a new path, if you're up for a change in family conflicts 🙂

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

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Want Mature Kids? Dump the Rules and Add ________________!

Yes, we need rules for little ones. But as they age, rules don't help grow wise-and-mature young men and women. In this quick video I explain why building principles into your children is far more important than getting keeping them under the rules of the house.

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

I'd love to hear your comments or answer your questions

How to Use Movies to Teach Your Family Values

Often we avoid movies with our kids, especially we who homeschool. Honestly, that can be smart with some movies...but you could also be missing out on an opportunity to learn and prepare your kids for life in this world. This video shows you how we approached movies with our kids.

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

I'd love to hear your comments or answer your questions

The #1 Tip for a Less Stress Homeschool

Well, we all can get stressed, but there is a surprisingly obvious way to take our stress level down. Now, it isn't always the easiest thing to do, but over time every day can become less stressful. Why not take this to heart and realize that it's time to kick stress out of your homeschool?

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

I’d love to hear your comments or answer your questions

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The Parental Curse of a Favorite Child

​One of the worse things we do as parents is 'favor' a child over others. Sometimes it's hard not to because we just 'connect' better some of our kids...but it doesn't change the the reality of the mistake. Family Systems backs this common sense notion about the danger...and the solution.

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand

I’d love to hear your comments or answer your questions

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The Anything Game: How to Connect as a Family at Meals

A lot of us don't eat meals together as a family, and even when we do, we often don't know what to talk about. Here's a simple game we used to connect our kids with our growing up lives... we call it "The Anything Game."

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand

I’d love to hear your comments or answer your questions

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Maybe It’s Better to be Only a 98% Homeschool

Sometimes we can overdo our commitment to family and homeschool, which results in an over-enmeshed family. There is a better way to get our homeschool students ready for life with just a 2% (-ish) change

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand

I’d love to hear your comments or answer your questions

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