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Every homeschool kiddo is as unique as their fingerprints. Not one our homeschool kids are the same: they don’t learn the same, they don’t want to connect socially the same, or have the same life path.
Introducing Rachel, our third daughter, is charming and vivacious, quick-witted and clever, the quickest in our family to answer a mental math question, and also the quickest to make fast friends.
On today’s episode, we get to chat with Rachel Wiedrick, a 2023 high school graduate’s thoughts on homeschool life.
“I’ve enjoyed homeschooling and public school for different reasons. Homeschooling was good when I was little so I could really grow up in a way and be around siblings and it was a nurturing situation.”Rachel Wiedrick
So, let’s chat with this high school graduates thoughts on homeschool.
- We also discuss some of our travel experiences, what it’s like to be a kid in a physician’s family, and what she’s learned from working in hospitality.
- Rachel shares the benefits of homeschooling and public schooling.
- We discuss some of the things Rachel has learned over the years (learning to express her emotions and be understood).
- Rachel shares how she realized she finds value in testing and a structured construct for her education.
- We learn what Rachel plans to do after she graduates high school.
Ultimately, Rachel encourages homeschool moms…
- Listen to your child if they want to homeschool or attend school.
- Testing and scheduled deadlines can be useful (and desired) for this child’s learning approach.
- A high school social experience can be a beneficial learning opportunity for an extroverted kiddo that likes to mix with lots of people.
You can learn more about how Rachel learned here:
- Welcome to the Homeschool Mama Self-Care Podcast (& Why I Homeschool)
- How to Homeschool Better (& Why Do you Want to?)
- How to Encourage Happiness in Our Homeschools?
- the surprising transition from school to homeschool
- introducing Rachel
- Watching a video Rachel created for the Canadian Online Homeschool Conference
- Encourage Kids to Develop their Passions in the Kitchen
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.”Henry David Thoreau
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To put your mind at ease and learn more about homeschooling high school:
- Advice for High School Homeschoolers with Vicki Tillman
- How I transitioned from homeschool to public high school
- homeschool high school, grade 8 & 9: the churning
- Having a high school homeschooler at home.
- high school options and post-secondary school
- How to Facilitate Child-Led Learning in your Homeschool
- I’m a new homeschooler, are you able to walk alongside and mentor me?
Call to Adventure by Kevin MacLeod