Homeschool High School? Me? No Way!

Homeschool High School? Me? No Way!
Some people experience the panic before they begin homeschooling high school. When they first come to grips with this prospect, they cry out, "Me? Homeschool High School? No Way!" Have you ever thought you weren't qualified? Perhaps you don't have a college education. You may not even have a degree in classroom instruction! And yet God, in his infinite wisdom and humor, has chosen YOU to do this crazy thing.Moses knows just how you feel. He...
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Guest — Jean
Thank you very much for the reminder! I really needed that word of encouragement. I am going through a time where things are not ... Read More
Thursday, 08 January 2015 17:12
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Oh, Jean! I think we have all been there a time or two! The seasons pass, and so do the trials. Hang in there! Blessings, Robin As... Read More
Thursday, 08 January 2015 17:56
Guest — Cheryl
I agree that God will equip those he calls. Why do I rarely read about trying to home school special needs children through high ... Read More
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 18:57
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Real Help for Struggling Learners

Real Help for Struggling Learners
In Lake Wobegon all the children are above average, but in the real world some kids struggle.  What is a parent to do?I have a son with fairly significant learning disabilities.  He is dues to begin high school this fall.  He is on a sixth grade level in math...so we keep going...do I give him high school level credit for the math we do next year?  His writing looks like a second grader's ~ do we...
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Guest — Kathy
I can appreciate your concerns about your son's learning challenges. My son has a speech/language disability and is now in college... Read More
Thursday, 18 October 2012 10:15
Guest — J W
Play to their strengths :-) It's so easy to focus on what they can't do. Try, try again. My gifted oldest has always struggled ... Read More
Sunday, 01 August 2010 05:21
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Learning To Learn Independently

Learning To Learn Independently
As I often say on this blog, our goal as homeschool parents is NOT to teach something. Our goal is for our kids to LEARN.  Sometimes they will learn how to learn a subject on their own, without having a teacher teach them. I believe that older teens MUST learn how to teach themselves. If they go to college, they will be expected to learn all the textbook material on their own. College lectures are most...
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Guest — Rebecca G.
Lee, I love that you mentioned that the teens should be learning, not that we should be teaching them. I think that's what colle... Read More
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 07:43
Guest — Audrey
To add another note. He contacted the companies on his own when he had trouble. He even found an error in a curriculum book that h... Read More
Monday, 23 May 2011 15:26
Guest — Audrey
We just graduated our oldest yesterday! Starting with the Apologia's Exploring Creation with General Science (7th) and then Physic... Read More
Monday, 23 May 2011 15:24
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Why Homeschool Junior High?

Why Homeschool Junior High?
Junior high is your training ground.  For parents, junior high has two purposes.  First, it's a time to learn how to high school, taking classes and reading books that will prepare you for the task ahead.  Like reading "What to Expect When you are Expecting" the learning process should be both fun and educational for you.  The second purpose is to practice high school record-keeping skills.  That way nothing will come as a surprise, and you...
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Guest — Lee
Tonya, depression is serious business, and not to be taken lightly. Watch carefully, because it can be made worse by public schoo... Read More
Monday, 26 August 2013 08:59
Guest — Tonya
My daughter is depressed and wants to go to Public School. Please pray for me to get her back on track and find a few friends. We ... Read More
Saturday, 24 August 2013 15:21
Guest — Audri
What a timely post. Reading your words gave me just the encouragement I needed. We are wrapping up 6th grade in some subjects, b... Read More
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 11:53
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First Things First

First Things First
"My question is regarding high school science for a Mom and student who just can't get their heads wrapped around science."~ Bethany Plante from Amesbury, Mass. Dear Bethany,I love your question, because it can apply to so many subjects other than science!  Your question shows that you have identified the area of your homeschool that needs the most help. Everyone has one - and it's good that you have identified it.Put first things firstEvery homeschool parent...
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Guest — Karleen Mauldin
TO: BETHANY Is there a certain area of 'science' that your child is interested in? Crime scene science? Raising animals? Growing ... Read More
Monday, 20 February 2012 13:15
Guest — Karleen Mauldin
I might have to disagree with a couple of points! Depending on the child, and how much you've been hammering & working & t... Read More
Monday, 20 February 2012 13:07
Guest — Kristine
Lee, you always have encouraging suggestions, but this is the one that has stuck with me. I'm so excited to have my daughter taki... Read More
Saturday, 26 June 2010 09:10
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Homeschooling High School? Remember When...?

Homeschooling High School? Remember When...?
Homeschoolers are a forgetful bunch.  Each new phase of homeschooling is often met with anxiety and uncertainty.  "Can I really do this?" is a common question, especially when approaching the high school years.  Yet, the Bible has a lot to say about remembering.  In fact, the theme of Deuteronomy is "remember."  Don't forget what the Lord has done. Deuteronomy 8:2Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years,...
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