I agree with you, Joelle! I thought youth group was a great time to experience a bit of real life. Kids don't not actually have to LIVE inside the mess, but they visit enough so you can have great conversations about what to do in the future.
I agree. There are other ways to practice functioning in the world outside your four walls. One is interaction with a variety of people - sooner or later the child will learn how to handle conflict. Another is though literature. We just got done with _Jane Eyre_ and I must say it's nice to be able to discuss behavior and situations without being right smack dab in the middle of them. I wish I'd read that book before [insert unpleasant memory here]. Youth group is a great chance for teens to hear about the real world too, and to encourage and pray for their peers.
Letting go is tough. It's even tougher when you are a homeschool parent. Being with our children 24 hours a day provides its struggles, yes, but it provides such great joy, as well! There can be success along the way.
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Homeschoolers, and families that are forced homeschoolers, are faced with canceled college admission tests and colleges have closed their campuses and canceled college visits. Colleges are struggling to adapt the normal application process in these unusual times.
Times are strange and unprecedented right now. Everyone is in the same boat - much confusion and an unknown future. Public and private high schools have
"Old-fashioned" homeschooling is still your best bet for growing passionate learners! You can learn how to homeschool independently and take your life back. Instead of a "one-size-fits-all" assembly line education, choose the freedom to teach your children at their pace and consistent with your values. Pursue happiness while homeschooling, instead of pursuing the busyness so common in our society.
Homeschooling high school is a challenge. College prep is an additional challenge on top of that. Many parents struggle because they don't know HOW to create a high school plan that will help them get their children to their intended destination (graduation, college/career, independence).
Most people create a high school plan on the fly, picking up bits and pieces of