Thank you so much for this timely encouragement. I have dyslexic teen and my husband has been ill for four years. It is getting to the point that my husband is finding it difficult to work full-time. I also have two younger children and one has learning disabilities. I'm not certain what the future holds for us but traditional school is no place for at least two of my children. Your newsletter this week has helped me boost my hope that we will find a way through our situation and even thrive as many others have before us. Thanks again.
I do have a blog post that may help:
I have quite a surprising number of Gold Care Club members who have faced these issues. You're right - her well-being is the most important thing. I'm here for you if you need help. Here is more information about the Gold Care Club:
We are trrying to do high school through our teen's serious illness. With hospital appointments and hospitalizations, and her general lack of wellness, we have had a real struggle. In the end we have decided that it does not matter if she is 20 when she graduates, as long as she is well. When you are on extremely strong pain medicine which makes you sleepy and the pain is still there, then concentration is not - because of this, we have slowed down to a crawl and only do what she really can - which is read now and then and do some writing. This has been ongoing for over nearly 2 years now, and we just feel that her well being is far more important than what other people say or what the world expects. For any one else facing illness, be kind to yourselves - it is a struggle and a nightmare, but what use is education without health - ease up and let them recover and then catch up - any advice or articles addressing this would be welcome.
Cried when I read your articles about homeschooling while being single and the salt and light issues. That issue just came up at our church. Cried again.
Love your emails.
Eternally grateful to you.
Why write course descriptions ? Many people will tell you they aren't necessary, but here are three important reasons not to shirk on that job.
1. The College May Need Them
Course descriptions are best written each year, as you complete each class. Waiting until the last minute, when your child decides which college to attend and you find out they are required
Many parents ask, "What is the difference between history and social studies?" or "Are social studies and history the same thing?" Those are good questions when it comes to talking about high school history.
" Social studies " and "history" may be interchangeable terms for some colleges. You may have noticed that some college websites require four years of social studies while others
Plan ahead to avoid devastating test results .
Whether your child is a super-smart, gifted test -taker, or struggling test -o-phobe, there is one thing that could ruin their test results completely. A total failure on the part of the school giving the test .
Please note that as of January 2021, The College Board has discontinued SAT Subject Tests® and
Want to learn how to remain sane AND retain skills? When my kids were in middle school and high school, we did just a bit of structured school each day during the summer months. We did a little math, a little writing, a little independent unit study of some sort. No, I'm not crazy – hear me out. A balanced summer makes