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Why You Shouldn't be Afraid of High School

Why You Shouldn't be Afraid of High School
You can homeschool high school and I can prove it from scripture!  So don't be afraid!What’s the most common problem for homeschool parents facing the high school years?  Fear—being afraid that you’ll somehow fail your student, or ruin their future, or not be able to provide what they need to succeed.  Confidence In homeschooling is something we often take for granted during our children’s younger years, but when kids reach 9th grade, all of the sudden...
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Guest — Lee
Dear Sheryl, Maybe this article will encourage you too: A New Beginning: Homeschooling High School for Freaked Out and Terrified P... Read More
Monday, 27 February 2012 18:29
Guest — Sheyl Chandler
Lee, Thank you for this timely dose of truth and encouragement! I read it with tears running down my cheeks. I can't describe the ... Read More
Monday, 27 February 2012 17:28
Guest — J W
And in this weak economy, there's another fear: no provision for the future (except maybe the child's fraction of the grocery and... Read More
Monday, 27 February 2012 10:19
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
My favorite word in the Bible:  lovingkindness.Today I'm Thankful for the Lords lovingkindness.Psalm 100:4-5Enter His gates with ThanksgivingAnd His courts with praise.Give thanks to Him, bless His name.For the LORD is good;His lovingkindness is everlastingAnd His faithfulness to all generations.What are YOU thankful for today?Are you my facebook friend?   Please send me a friend request.  I would love to get to know you better.
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How Do you FEEL about Homeschooling High School?

How Do you FEEL about Homeschooling High School?
Let's talk about real feelings.  How do you feel when you think about homeschooling high school?  Do any of these words sound familiar? freaked out terrified hyperventilating procrastinating confused stressed overwhelmed immobilized with fear panicky ready to run obsessed worriedDo any of these words describe what you are feeling?  Thinking about homeschooling high school can make you feel uncomfortable.  But what you really need is some down-to-earth advice.  High school is not really terrifying.  It's just...
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Guest — J W
OK. Done. Had to log a field trip and no less than six (read in as many weeks) adult nonfiction books related to the field my ch... Read More
Saturday, 15 October 2011 20:07
Guest — J W
Procrastination. So I should quit reading this blog and get some recordkeeping done, LOL!
Saturday, 15 October 2011 19:36
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CLEP Success!

CLEP Success!
You can give high school credit for students who earn college credits, regardless of how old the student may be.  Of course, when I tell that to parents, half of them laugh and think, 'MY child getting college credits in high school?  HA!"  I know it's easy to be skeptical - I remember thinking that way myself!  But when kids really start to learn a subject they love, it's completely possible to reach college credits through...
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Showing Respect to our Children

Showing Respect to our Children
A while ago, a segment of one of my newsletters was plagiarized. I consulted my in-house “lawyer in training” – my son Alex.Whenever I think of our discussion that day, it really warms my heart. On one Sunday, in our “Love and Respect” Sunday School class, I think I finally recognized why Alex’s assistance had been so important to me that day. He was defending me – which was showing that he loved me.In the book,...
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Guest — Lee
You go, girls Blessings, Lee
Monday, 26 September 2011 15:42
Guest — J W
Yes, absolutely we have :-) Through a website about one of *my* favorite hobbies we learned about Lake Erie College's program fro... Read More
Monday, 26 September 2011 14:58
Guest — Lee
Speaking of horses, Joelle, have you looked at some degrees in horses? Equine Studies Associate Degree Programs http://www.horsec... Read More
Monday, 26 September 2011 11:56
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Homeschool High School Inspiration: A Graduation Story

Homeschool High School Inspiration: A Graduation Story
One thing that I love about the homeschool community is that most of us love to encourage others with our stories. In this post Joyce, a homeschool mom, shares the story of her two sons so that it will encourage each of you. You CAN homeschool high school! Joyce's Sons: Devin & Michael Wow!  I can’t believe they are graduated!We put our twins, Devin and Michael in the public school system from kindergarten thru 2ndgrade and when...
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Feelings About Transcripts - a Homeschool Mom's Personal Experience

Feelings About Transcripts - a Homeschool Mom's Personal Experience
I received the sweetest note from Stacie this week. She said very nice things about me, which was SO sweet! But I would like all homeschool parents to look beyond her sweet words and see her FEELINGS. She is homeschooling merrily long, doing a great job. Still, her son FEELS like his education doesn’t measure up. As a teacher, she FEELS like she may have failed him academically. Sometimes our feelings tell the truth, but sometimes...
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Guest — Kristine
Hi Lee, I'm using this as an easy way to contact you, not to respond specifically to this post, although it's what prompted my c... Read More
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 06:12
Guest — J W
Sausage-making, LOL! Of course!
Monday, 27 June 2011 18:20
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Homeschooling High School: Born That Way, Stay That Way, Succeed That Way!

Homeschooling High School: Born That Way, Stay That Way, Succeed That Way!
As parents, our job is to take the child we are given, and shape and mold them into the adults they are meant to be. Carol has finished homeschooling her oldest child, and she provides a wonderful example for others. You can't change who your child is, but you can make sure they are happy and successful!My son, CJ is graduating from our homeschool high school this week! Wanting to be an encouragement to other younger...
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Homeschoolers Grow Up!

Homeschoolers Grow Up!
Guess what?  One day they grow up and graduate from homeschooling!  I'm not kidding - it's true!  Here is Michelle's story. Hi Lee,Thanks so much for your enthusiasm and everything you do to support homeschoolers and promote homeschooling through high school. I will briefly share my experience in case you want to blog about it - hopefully it will encourage others.We started our homeschooling journey when our boys were 5 & 7. David was just coming...
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Well Done Michelle! Thank you for sharing your success. I applaud your choice to home school your sons. You gave your children t... Read More
Friday, 16 January 2015 11:09
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Nervous about Homeschooling High School?

Nervous about Homeschooling High School?
Not everyone feels confident about homeschooling.  Shannon was nervous when she started, but I'd say it ended up pretty well for her and her son, Aaron.  Read Shannon's story - I know it will encourage you! Hi Lee, I'm responding to your request for high school graduate postings.When I began homeschooling Aaron in kindergarten, I wasn't sure I could teach the basics, let alone all the way through high school.I was nervous about teaching in general....
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Homeschool Mantra for the Day

Homeschool Mantra for the Day
Repeat after me:You don’t have to know it…You don’t have to study it…You don’t even have to teach it…Just make sure THEY learn it!Please rate my website at Homeschool Top Sites!
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Homeschool Encouragement from Another Mother

Homeschool Encouragement from Another Mother
Need some encouragement as you are facing high school for the first time? One of my online friends knows exactly what it's like to consider high school for the first time.  Here is what she wrote: In our homeschool co-op we have a few children graduate each year. We have about 40 local families and the kids range from preschool all the way to older teens – and graduated teens that still love to hang out...
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Tears of a Homeschooling Parent

Tears of a Homeschooling Parent
I have known a handful of parents who are always confident in their abilities and mission and good for them; I'm glad someone is able to always be strong! But it wasn't that way for me - sometimes I lacked homeschool confidence. I had moments of uncertainty and doubt and there were times when I cried. Almost all of my homeschool friends have also had tough times.This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but...
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Thanks to you Lee, and to Wendy for sharing this. I can so relate. It's encouraging to be reminded that others understand and God ... Read More
Thursday, 30 May 2013 21:38
Guest — Pam
I feel very blessed to read this today. I know I'm not the only one who despairs in this hs journey sometimes, but sometimes it fe... Read More
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 21:49
Guest — Lee
Lois, There can be some difficult, difficult times. Remember that joy comes in the morning - and it WILL get better, even though... Read More
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 13:46
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Crying out for Homeschool Encouragement

Crying out for Homeschool Encouragement
Dear Homeschool Parents,Other parents feel the same fear that you do.  I have shared my own fears before, and I know I'm not alone.  Fear of failure is inherent in parenting.  Please read these words and tell me if you have ever had these feelings: overwrought, fear creeps in, meltdown, wonder about my own abilities, doing a lackluster homeschooling job, becoming more and more nervous, need moral support, family is NOT supportive, fear failure and future...
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When "When he is old" has not arrived

When "When he is old" has not arrived
Many parents hold firmly to Proverbs 22:6 as they raise their children. "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." That's a wonderful promise.  It's great motivation to work hard as we train up our children to know right from wrong, and to make good choices.But it says "When he is old..."  What happens before he gets old?  What happens when the child...
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