Today my son took his PSAT test. Four or five moms were waiting for their children after the test and they told my husband that they were at the test that day because of me, his wife. But, he was quick to tell them that ACTUALLY it was because of you!
The day you sent out your emails about the PSAT I went into action and called our local school system. The registrations started THAT day! Homeschoolers couldn't register until the next week, but it gave me time to get the information I needed. I told a few friends, who must have told some friends. So, in case you ever wonder if you're making a difference, YOU ARE!
I was like the people you described in your PSAT information. The whole concept of PSAT and SAT totally overwhelmed me, partly because of what they mean: My son is almost done with high school! I'm so not ready for that to happen, so I try not to think about it. But, you forced me to get my head out of the sand and take the steps needed to make the test happen.
During Alex's first week at college, he came home and thanked me for a specific skill he learned when we were homeschooling. Believe it or not, he thanked me for teaching him how to write essays in high school, specifically a quick essay.
Learning to write a quick one or two page, hand-written essay is important for three reasons.
It can happen overnight. One day your child is pleasant, cooperative, and enthusiastic about learning; the next day, they aren't. This can happen with girls or boys; sometimes it happens at a certain age. Don't feel as if you've done something wrong, because it's common. Motivation of teens, or lack thereof, can be difficult.
You might identify the problem when your
Leadership is something you learn by doing. Become good at something, do it often for fun, and pretty soon you'll be leading others as they do it, too. The next thing you know, you're leading! Leadership is also something you can learn by reading about. Read about leadership and about examples of good leaders, to become knowledgeable and skillful; then
When homeschoolers take classes outside the home, or use a tutor, the transcript can seem a little complicated. You can make it easily understandable by simply using acronyms for outside classes.