Homeschooling Troubles – Does your child have a bad attitude? 

Parents often times start questioning their decision to home school when they are challenged with behavior problems and I’d like to encourage you to hang in there.    Does your child have a bad attitude?

It may be tempting to send your child to school and let the teachers deal with it, but that doesn’t need to be the solution.  There are parents who want to home school and they are afraid to do so because they think their children will not listen to them.   This doesn’t have to be the case for you.  With understanding, parenting tools, and strategies, you can implement a strategic plan that works.    I’d like to help you with that!!

There are several probable causes of why children go through seasons in life with a bad attitude.  Whatever those are, the heart of every child needs attention.   It’s our heart that needs transformation, care, and correction.   The heart is the holding place that is filled with beliefs, values, emotions, and knowledge.   We need to get to the heart problem in order to see behaviors change.

Working on the heart of every child at any age is helping them to become adults who are loving, responsible and respectful.  This happens in our home.  No matter how stubborn a child appears to be there are teachable strategies to train him or her up in the way they should go.   I can help you create an action plan for your school year.

My nine year old and seven year old have been home schooled since day one.  We have had several challenges to overcome and work through.  I have had doubts about homeschooling but God’s grace helps me in times of trials.

You can read my personal story here Getting Unstuck


Challenging behavior may include all of the following or just one.  Whatever the case may be, there are solutions for bad Attitudes.


-Child doesn’t sit still, distracted easily, and stops listening.

-Child complains and whines about assignments.

-Child refuses to finish an assignment or procrastinates until the very last minute.

-Child argues when given an instruction.




Children who are successful in life – Have A Great Attitude


-Children need to have good listening skills and some kids need extra support in developing the ability to pay attention.

-Children who do well have an understanding that working hard in life matters and they feel good inside for making the right choices.  Children who struggle with making impulsive decisions need help with self- control and visioning.

-Children who are good problem solvers have had lots of practice being responsible.   Children who have melt downs or withdraw when life gets hard need more challenging opportunities.

-Children that get along with others have clear boundaries, willing heart to cooperate, and understanding about relationships.  In order for this to happen children need to experience honor and they need to practice honor until it becomes natural.



Strategy Tips For Bad Attitudes


We all need to follow instructions in life. Children with a bad attitude think they are the exception.                                                    

Tip – Be firm and expect child to follow instructions and report back to you when they are done and keep sending them back until they finish it correctly.


We all have to cooperate and children with bad attitudes think they have rights and entitlement.                                                        

Tip- Life doesn’t move on until child does what is asked, even if that means no shows, games, or hanging out with friends


We all know that life isn’t always fair and we shouldn’t expect to always have our way.

Tip-Acting out and arguing is not appropriate when an adult asks a child to do something.  Children just like adults need to take a break and get their heart right.  When their attitude is changed they need to do what is asked.   After a break they need to be ready to say, “yes I will do it”


How Does This Work?

There are tips and tools that I can share with you.  I would be more than happy to visit with you and discuss these ideas more in detail.  Please email me at with any questions or concerns you may have.  I’d be happy to give you some ideas to help you get started with a plan of action.

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The tips and tools I have to share with you work. They work with other families and my life has been transformed, my kids are excited about homeschooling.  We have overcome many challenges and we are continuing to grow, we are work in progress!!!  I haven’t arrived but I’m going places and I would love to travel with you on your journey and take you to some sweet spots.

My Experience

I have helped hundreds of families in many different settings.   For over 20 years I have worked with children and parents in childcare.  I’ve been a counselor, coach, and mentor in group homes, inner city school, residential treatment, and detention centers.   My educational background is in Early Childhood Education and I have BS in Social Work.   My focus has been helping parents and caring for the needs of children.    I also have spent most of my time in children ministry and encouraging women in their faith.   My work includes a Biblical Base Christian Approach.

I’m presently involved in a Christian Based Parenting Program training to be a Coach.  Through this training I have received incredible insight and resources that I would love to share with you.  I will be finishing the program in a couple of weeks and I can’t wait to tell you about it.

Now I’m a Writer, Blogger, Parent Coach, most importantly I’m a Wife, Parent, and Home school Mom.   I’ve been a stay at home mom for nine wonderful years.

Let me partner with you and help you have a great home school year!!!   Shoot me an email and introduce yourself to me.


Great Parenting Books


 Parenting is Heart Work Book Parenting is Heart Work Training Manual Motivate Your Child Book Motivate Your Child Action Plan Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes, In You and Your Kids - Book

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Lisa is an aspiring writer with a mother's passion for Homeschool Education and is also a Parent Coach. She has an 9 yr. old son, a 7 yr. old daughter, and has been married to her husband for 10+ yrs.Prior to marriage, she worked over 20 yrs. enriching the lives of hundreds of children and families. Lisa has a Bachelors in Social Work and Early Childhood Education.
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