Homeschooling does require investment and when you're choosing for one parent to stay home and educate the kids, it can be a financial struggle to provide what is needed for a well-rounded education. I would caution homeschooling parents who choose government-funded options that the more the homeschooling community takes advantage of such programs, the more license they give the government to intervene and "regulate" the lives of homeschoolers in the name of "helping." I don't want the government involved in my educational decisions whatsoever! Government hand outs are NEVER ultimately free.
Seek other homeschooling parents if you need materials. I'm always willing to help if someone needs supplies or guidance. There are many homeschooling associations nationwide and, contrary to popular belief, homeschooling families are very social and friendly and I'm sure that it would be easy to find others, like me, who would love to encourage you in your endeavor.
Good luck to all who choose the privilege to homeschool!
Thank You Lee!!! We have been so blessed by your approach to home school through High School. We drove in the wee hrs of the morning to hear you in Cincinnati. I left there thinking I can do this through High School. With your help, praise God, my husband and I created a good transcript and I knew how to convert all his 4H hrs. A few months ago the Lord opened a huge door for my son to do work through the public school system at our local Christian college. As you encouraged us his standardized test scores were in line with his transcript grades. He was ready because of the advice you gave and we were ready with a prepared transcript in hand. May God bless you for your work for Him. Deana
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Many parents feel anxious about homeschooling middle school. Parents can find themselves suddenly staring across the breakfast table at strangers. Delightfully compliant children can suddenly act out like surly teens with attitude. Thankfully, as homeschoolers, we can shape and mold our children through this process, even during bursts of hormonally-charged awkwardness.
You can relax and enjoy this season by, first,