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Homeschooling with 4-H

I love hearing about families involved in 4-H! As a rule of thumb, ALL 4-H activities are educational in nature, like Scouting is almost always educational in nature. It's fun to discuss different ways to divide these activities into meaningful high school courses. Face it - 4-H is just great fun! Learn how to put fabulous fun on your homeschool transcript and convert natural learning into high school credit with this free ebook. Download now: How to Convert...

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Homeschooling High School without Tests

When your children are younger, you might be completely confident about avoiding tests and simply focusing on learning in your homeschool. When they reach high school, you may think you have no choice. You need to give grades and include them on a transcript! Don't panic. Did you know that you don't have to test to give a grade?As a home educator, you have the option of evaluating your children with methods other than tests. You...

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How Do You Know it's High School Level?

How Do You Know it's High School Level? Homeschool students have the wonderful freedom to study a huge variety of different topics, going way beyond the usual high school subjects. My oldest son studied Russian history, and I know other students who’ve studied ornithology, bluegrass music, and U.S. government revenue generation policies! The question many parents wonder about is, "How do you know it's high school level?" How do you determine whether the work your student...

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International Travel Tips

International Travel Tips

I was recently on a European River Cruise, and lots of people have been asking me for advice on international travel. Since this was my first time, I ...

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Free Resources Help Marie Earn $27,000 in Scholarships

Free Resources Help Marie Earn $27,000 in Scholarships

Do you like free stuff? Marie does - and it's made a HUGE difference in her life to read my free eBook. "Hi Lee, I've used your site often since I beg...

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Top 10 Pieces of Advice from 2018

Top 10 Pieces of Advice from 2018

Did 2018 come and go as fast for you as it did for me!? I can't believe we've begun a new year already. In looking back over 2018, I've pulled my top ...

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Biggest Questions About Homeschooling High School

Biggest Questions About Homeschooling High School It's possible to become disabled by fear or anxiety. Your job is to learn enough so you don't panic and bail out. Spend a moment removing your fear of homeschooling high school, so you can move forward with confidence.What is your biggest question? What about MATH? We are in a golden age of homeschooling. Never in history have there been so many excellent resources to help the mathematically challenged parent...

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Webinar Recording: Strategies for Maximizing the High School Years

Webinar Recording: Strategies for Maximizing the High School Years Recently, I had fun helping answer questions for an Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) webinar called "Strategies for Maximizing High School." Would you like to watch the recording?You can watch Andrew Pudewa (Institute for Excellence in Writing) and Woody Roberston (CollegePlus) as they share salient points on this important topic and answer your questions on writing, thinking, and speaking.Watch the Strategies for Maximizing High School recording...

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How to Show Tutors on the Transcript

How to Show Tutors on the Transcript

[This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte.] There are some very intense homeschoo...

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How to Say NO in 3 Easy Steps

How to Say NO in 3 Easy Steps 1. Say it        2. Explain it          3. Walk away Your priority is your children and your family. Your job is to educate them, and that's important! Don't feel guilty when you must say no to someone (or even say no to something awesome!). Put your priorities first: children and family. Everything else is great, but optional. Say no when you need to. You have my permission....

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High School with Learning Challenges

If your child struggles with learning challenges, you are not alone!  Read my article "College for Struggling Learners" to hear about other teenagers with learning problems. These are the resources listed in the article, linked so you can easily access the information. Learning Disabilities Association of AmericaTypical learning difficulties include dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia - often complicated by associated disorders such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Learning Disabilities Association Tips for College AdmissionLearning Disabilities - 8 Tips For...

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Science Options Outside the Box

This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Your child has already taken biology and chemistry classes in your homeschool. What kind of science options outside the box can you come up with next? Unless your child has excelled in math, physics may not be a good option. High school physics is very math-based, and unless your child has completed pre-calculus, I don't recommend...

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Seek Individuality and Capitalize on Strengths

How can you ensure long-term success when you are homeschooling unique children and preparing for unknown plans in their college or career future? Seek Individuality and Capitalize on Strengths Seek individuality, don't hid from it. And capitalize on strengths instead of focusing on weaknesses. Read Mary's story for some real encouragement today!It’s not About Me, It’s About Themby Mary in NC, mother of 3Stunt actor, criminal justice student, and flutist – what do they all have...

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High School Centered Around Interests

High School Centered Around Interests Tricia wrote to share her graduation story. Read about her success overcoming obstacles, and creating a high school centered around the interests of her daughter. You'll be so encouraged today! I would love to share the story of my recent graduate from Homeschool because ours is such a testimony of what God can do when we don't see how it will ever work out!We recently graduated our second daughter from our homeschool. ...

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Relationship and Purity Studies Book List

Relationship and Purity Studies Book List

Relationship and purity studies are an important health topic for all teenagers. Look at books to decide which is best fit for your family, and you ca...

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