Homeschooling Teenagers
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Homeschooling Teenagers

Devise a plan for engaging emotional challenges with your teens.  Teresa Wiedrick You know why? So you’re not just reacting. Not that I would know what I’m talking about… (PS I’m in the thick of this myself, so I may or may not be researching, devising, experimenting, and experimenting again, with these strategies.) These thoughts can … Continue reading

education: an act of discovery
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education: an act of discovery

One thing I’ve spent my last decade doing, unintentionally, is studying learning. When you’re trying to encourage learning, whether it be numerical literacy or scientific discovery, you quickly learn that everyone is learning differently, that each child doesn’t have the same interests, and that each child wasn’t placed on this earth for the same purposes, … Continue reading

homeschool high school, grade 8 & 9: the churning
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homeschool high school, grade 8 & 9: the churning

Lots of churning and change in the grade 8 and grade 9 years — said a homeschool conference speaker. I didn’t need someone to say that out loud — I have personal experience. (Obviously, because I have a few kids, and also, I was a kid.)  I thought these years were turbulent because they were tough times … Continue reading

high school options and post secondary school
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high school options and post secondary school

A homeschool family considering homeschool high school is a different kind of homeschool commitment.  “They say” that homeschoolers must renew their homeschool intent when they cross the threshold from grade 8 to high school homeschooling. A whole new world of commitment. There’s a whole new world of social pressure too. “Let them go to high school. … Continue reading

Having a high school homeschooler at home
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Having a high school homeschooler at home

What’s it like having a homeschooled high schooler in the home? Everyone assumes I am teaching high school mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Having a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, I can handle biology. The rest is lost on me. High school homeschool looks like college prep time in our home. (But that’s because … Continue reading