Christian Online Homeschooling Leader with 150 PreK-12 Christian Online Courses available with and without Teachers.
Learning By Grace Home Education
Christian Online Homeschooling Leader
      What is the Best Curriculum?
Affiliate Program
Curriculum Homeschool

Free Christian Online Home School Newsletter

First Name
Last Name

Christian Schools Online
Curriculum Homeschool

Search Learning By Grace Homeschooling Site


Christian Schools Online

Online High School with The MorningStar Academy

Online Homeschooling Programs Celebrates 10 Years of Partnering with Online Homeschool Families

Online Homeschooling Christian Leader

Learning By Grace is the online homeschooling leader. Partnering successfully with families for almost ten years, we reach Christian homeschool families in all 50 states and 20 countries. Founded by veteran homeschooling parents of 8 children, we understand your needs and meet them, because we've been there.

Online homeschooling is fast becoming the preferred way to homeschool because it saves work and gives you more time to do the important things. Let technology deliver the Daily Lessons, grade Student Assignments, track Attendance, report to District, create Portfoliio, build Transcripts,

Learning By Grace's online homeschooling program enables you to fulfill the Lord's mandates from the scriptures to teach our children about Him all day, every day. Train up a child in the Lord and when he is old he will not depart from Him. A simple promise. Hard to accomplish. We are here to help.

Our online homeschooling curriculum works so well because it is filled with rich multi media experiences through its 28,000 video clips, 120,000 hand-picked websites, and fun learning games. It engages. It empowers. It can be done 24/7/365. It can be done fast, slow, paused, or skipped; the student is driving and that makes him learn.

How to Spot a Bad Influence

Written by Mimi Rothschild
Thursday, 10 November 2011 23:02

Comments Off


Life can be dull or exciting, and who doesn’t want excitement in their lives? Roller coasters give us those feelings of thrills and excitement, because they move rapidly and seem to defy the laws of gravity at different points along the ride. We trust that those rides are safe, and they usually are, but every once in a while there is an accident that shows not everything can be controlled, no matter how careful people are. Exciting experiences come up against what we perceive as impossible to achieve or forbidden for reasons we may or may not know. That sense of excitement and thrill has a flip side of danger that people don’t always consider.

There are people we meet who excite us, who make us feel alive. We want more of them and what they bring to our lives. When we choose our friends, we see ourselves in them, caring and concern for us and our well-being, wanting the most for us. They give us certain types of love that we can’t find elsewhere and make us feel like we “fit in.” We have our “heroes,” either mythical characters like Batman or Superman, or people who have achieved recognition through sports, music, movies, or other occupations that the media covers unrelentingly.

Everyone wants to be important, to be recognized as unique, to have fame in the eyes of others. That is normal. We see that fame, but we don’t always see the dangerous or back side of it: loss of freedoms and safety, lack of privacy and personal identity, constantly having to be “on” in front of others and performing a role for which they have gained fame and fortune. They have gone beyond the limits, to some extent, and we want to experience the limitlessness for ourselves. Those experiences can be exhausting and depressing, but we never see that side of it.

Adolescents want to fit in, be like others, yet at the same time stand out and be important. That is the same as everyone else. But sometimes we look around and see that others have “more” than we do – more friends, more fun, more excitement, more freedom, more experiences. We envy them and want to be like them. But what is the cost?

Trouble Often Starts Out As Fun

Some teens have no curfews, have parents who don’t monitor everything they do or where they go, have exciting and thrilling experiences defying rules and regulations of school and community. Their activities may be “forbidden”: experimenting with drugs and/or alcohol, having sexual relationships, stealing and/or bullying others, having friends who go places far away without their parents. They challenge authority figures at home (parents), school (teachers and administrators), and in the community (police), yet they rarely pay any consequences for their activities. They get their thrills and excitement by challenging rules and laws and avoiding consequences. Their lives seem to have the fun that others’ lives lack.

But is it fun? Their relationships with parents are argumentative and combative. Their school performance is usually poor and they drop out of school early, drifting for many years. Eventually, they get caught somewhere or somehow doing something illegal and have no way of avoiding it. Police, employers, relatives or friends show them and everyone else what they are like. They then must face consequences of being homeless, being poor, being rejected by family members and those they once thought were friends, or even spending time in jail.

Everyone wants to have fun, but we need to learn to discriminate between good, clean fun and dangerous, exciting fun. We need to decide who and what we will be like. When you choose friends who often have trouble, you are saying you want the same trouble. Is that worth losing other relationships for? Only you can make that decision.

Jennifer Little, Ph.D.

All children can succeed in school. Parents can help their children by teaching the foundational skills that schools presume children have. Without the foundation for schools’ academic instruction, children needlessly struggle and/or fail. Their future becomes affected because they then believe they are less than others, not able to succeed or achieve or provide for themselves or their families. Visit to learn how to directly help your child and to learn what is needed for education reform efforts to be successful.

read more
Online Christian Home School Program Provider

  Copyright © 1999-2019 Learning By Grace and other copyright holders. All Rights Reserved. Private access to Learning By Grace online learning environment is subject to the terms and conditions in our Privacy Policy, Copyright Policy, Terms of Use Policy and rules and conditions detailed in our online home school website at Terms and conditions may change without notice and should be checked regularly for updates. Learning By Grace, Inc. and our managed academies do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability and/or age.
Merchant Services