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Homeschool Peer Pressure

Homeschool Peer Pressure
I worry about peer pressure – not with the children, but with the parents.    As homeschooling becomes more common, and there are more and more parents homeschooling, there seems to be an increase in peer pressure.  Parents feel they should join a homeschool coop, or participate in dual enrollment, or use a specific curriculum or join a particular accreditation group.  I encourage parents to look at their children, not other parents, as they make decisions...
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Guest — Tina
I even avoid curriculum fairs and homeschool conventions. I KNOW that if I went to these gatherings I would feel pressure to chang... Read More
Monday, 06 August 2012 07:23
Guest — Karen
This is so true. And thanks for the comment JW... I agree.
Sunday, 05 August 2012 23:00
Guest — J W
Anyone ever been in a situation where an in-law is pressuring you to make all the cousins be together in an exclusive little homes... Read More
Sunday, 05 August 2012 19:21
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Reconsidering Homeschool Grades

Reconsidering Homeschool Grades
Are your grades too low? When your student is doing two to four times the normal amount of work in class, it becomes even more important to consider incorporating all of their work within their transcript grade. This can happen particularly with students involved in Classical Education, or those in heavily academic homeschool co-ops.   You do not want your child to be at a competitive disadvantage when compared to their public school peers. With a Great...
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Guest — Julie
Why *NOT* all As? Most homeschoolers do their assignments until they are 100% correct. Do most colleges actually care about lett... Read More
Friday, 05 November 2010 20:22
Guest — Lee
Hi Audrey, I'm really NOT saying grades should be all A's. I'm saying that sometimes homeschoolers are MUCH harder graders than o... Read More
Friday, 05 November 2010 17:53
Guest — Audrey
Are you saying that all the grades should be "A's"? While I think taking all things into account is fair, I would imagine that a c... Read More
Friday, 05 November 2010 17:45
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