Ivy League Road, formerly The How to Homeschool Podcast, provides tips and advice on how to strategically plan your middle and high schooler's education to position them for acceptance to the college of their dreams! And we still have the same great content from The How to Homeschool Podcast.

Why Planning and Strategizing with Your Middle and High School Student are Critical with Barbara D'Antonio Phillips


Welcome to our newly renamed podcast!  To kick it off, we have Barbara, D'Antonio Phillips, co-owner of Windward Tennis Academy in Alpharetta, GA, sharing her knowledge as a homeschooling mom of athletes.  Whether you are homeschooling or not, you really don't want to miss her perspective on parenting, raising student athletes and preparing your children for their future, beginning in middle school.

Highlights include:

  • Teaching your child to set their own path
  • How to help your child write their story
  • Why following a child's passion is important
  • Preparing kids to be agile and deal with change and adversity
  • How colleges put together their freshman classes
  • Why it is important to teach your child to think strategically
  • Overcoming homeschooling challenges
  • The law of attraction
  • And more!

You can reach Ms. Phillips at bdconsulting@gmail.com

Mentioned in this episode: The 4 Questions by Byron Katie and The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman.

You can visit us at https://www.judysarden.com.  If you are ready to invest in help strategically positioning your child for success during college admission, contact us for a consult at https://www.judysarden.com/strategiceducationplanning

How to Take Back Control of Your Time with the Niles from College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors



We’re all worried about our kids staying at home and homeschooling while leaving us little time for leisure and work. Wouldn’t it be nice to know your child is in the hands of someone you trust while you go about your day?


Adrien and Charlene Niles join me to talk about incorporating nannies, tutors, and sitters into your homeschooling and childcare plan.  We all need help and what better way to homeschool without losing the time you need to do the things you need to do?


In this episode, the Niles discuss the benefits of hiring help and provide ideas on how to incorporate help with school aged children, from elementary to high school.


The Niles are located in the New York area, but you can learn more about College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors at https://www.collegesitters.com and find a location near you.


If you are interested in putting together a homeschooling and extracurricular plan to strategically position your child for college admissions success and beyond, you can learn more about how we can help you and book a consult with us at https://www.judysarden.com/strategiceducationplanning



The Importance of Professionalism for Teens and Tweens, with Aeshia Devore Branch​



In this increasingly casual, digital age, it's hard for our kids to understand that sometimes, professionalism and formal behavior are required.


This week's guest, Aeshia, DeVore Branch, founder of Pretty Girls Sweat, shares some of the pitfalls of NOT focusing on positive, stand out professionalism among young people. She provides several excellent tips and strategies, for your middle schoolers through your 20 somethings, to kids gain an edge in our very competitive environment.


Your child can benefit from Ms. Branch's suggestions in a variety of areas, including when applying for:

  • Internships
  • Scholarships 
  • College Admissions
  • Jobs
  • Athletic Recruiting
  • Relationship Building
  • And more!

You can follow Ms. Branch and Pretty Girls Sweat at her website, www.prettygirlssweat.com and on Instagram and Facebook @prettygirlssweat.


Books Mentioned:


The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey


The Personal Touch: What You Really Need to Succeed in Today's Fast Paced Business World by Joe Cooney and Terrie Wiliams


Sign up for the 5 Steps to Start Homeschooling Master Class, running June 29-July 3, 2020.  Be sure to register to gain access to the replay. Register here: https://www.judysarden.com/5steps


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