entering homeschool high school
adolescence / homeschool in British Columbia / homeschool planning / homeschooling / self-directed learning

entering homeschool high school

Transition to homeschool high school There’s a bracing moment in each homeschool mama’s world where she realizes that the homeschooled kiddos aren’t staying kiddos forever. They are moving on, moving up, growing into their own persons and deciding to approach their lives independently.  Despite fully acknowledging that I knew I wasn’t going to be ‘mommy’ … Continue reading

Thirteen Things We Know: from a mama and her almost thirteen year old
adolescence / philosophy / travelling

Thirteen Things We Know: from a mama and her almost thirteen year old

Rachel and I just returned from a special trip in the big city of Vancouver. She’s turning thirteen! My husband and I chose thirteen as the year to celebrate our children’s entry into adulthood. We experienced fine dining, visited the spa, had makeovers, shopped and talked talked talked. One meal we sat in a cheap … Continue reading

high school options and post secondary school
adolescence / homeschooling / self-directed learning

high school options and post secondary school

Leaping into the great unknown is a homeschool family considering homeschooling high school. “They say” that homeschoolers must renew their homeschool intent when they cross the threshold from grade 8 homeschooling to high school homeschooling. A whole new world of commitment. There’s a whole new world of social pressure to consider. Not everyone that homeschools wants to homeschool … Continue reading

individuating
adolescence / family life / parenting

individuating

A modern word from the adolescent counseling world. That growing sense of self, apart from the parent, that adolescents or teenagers, grow into as they become independent from their parents. Or as we often receive it from our teens: “You’re not the boss of me!” Darlene Unrah gave a super helpful lowdown on engaging the mental … Continue reading