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How to Deal with Friends Who Don't Support Homeschooling

How to Deal with Friends Who Don't Support Homeschooling
Are you dealing with friends who don't support homeschooling? How do you deal with friends and family who just don't approve? There is the snippy way, which I don't recommend! There are other options as well! How to Deal with Friends Who Don't Support Homeschooling Lee,  I was wondering about relatives or friends who upon learning your child was now homeschooled decided to test them on information. They did not do this to a child who is...
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Guest — Jenn
We have a teacher friend who would question my kids at any occasion while all the kids were playing together, 2 hs, 2 public schoo... Read More
Thursday, 15 September 2011 11:06
Guest — Susan (HomeGrownKids)
Thanks Lee! I am already subbed via RSS and email to all your articles so I'll look forward to reading it. ... Read More
Thursday, 28 October 2010 14:20
Guest — Lee
Hi Susan, GREAT question - and I love your blog! Wait till you see my November newsletter on Delight-Directed learning! You're g... Read More
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 13:22
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Fee Waivers for Tests and Applications

Fee Waivers for Tests and Applications
Homeschooling isn't cheap.  We pay for our own curriculum, supplies, and teacher manuals.  It doesn't get cheaper as kids get older, either!  For some families, finances are a HUGE issue, even while they are committed to homeschooling through high school.  Here is some helpful advice for these parents who are thinking about college admission. Two important truthsHomeschoolers tend to be single-income families.Homeschoolers love to save money.Two important expensesSAT and ACT tests are required for admission, and...
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Guest — Elijah
Hi, I'm not sure how active this blog still is, but if someone sees this, I would really appreciate some help. My family talked ... Read More
Thursday, 12 September 2019 03:28
Don't give up, Elijah School districts can be really difficult. Do you have an advocate on staff at school? A teacher or guidance... Read More
Thursday, 12 September 2019 22:27
Guest — Elijah
Thank you for the encouraging words. The school guidance counselor is the one that provided the test, but she's one of the main pe... Read More
Friday, 13 September 2019 00:12
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How Do I Keep Homeschool Transcripts for a Large Family?

How Do I Keep Homeschool Transcripts for a Large Family?
Inexpensive solutions to high school transcripts for a large familyHaving a large family looks very hard to outsiders.  My friend tells me it's not so bad, though.  After all, the kids aren't all two at the same time, right?  It's the same way with high school transcripts for a large brood.  You only have to learn about transcripts once, and then you'll know it - and they don't all need transcripts at the same time!  Here...
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Help!  I'm trapped at home with my family - and I simply couldn't be happier about it!Homeschooling has wonderful academic benefits, but right now I'm enjoying the other benefit - a closely knit family that actually enjoys each other.  It's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of academic preparation, but don't lose sight of your more-important 5-year plan. The HomeScholar 5-Year Plan In five years, we will still be a close and loving family!...
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Thankful for Our Family

Thankful for Our Family
I'm thankful for my cousin and her family, for helping us with our YouTube video.  It's part of my December Newsletter, and it's a video to illustrate how annoyed I was when my children played chess and piano.  I want to thank the Academy, of course, but also:Darrin - playing the plumberTeri - the directorJosh - cousin #1ShaeLee - cousin #2Kevin - chess freakAlex - piano playerMatt - photographerLee - me, the annoyed motherBailey - our...
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Family not supportive?

Family not supportive?
Sometimes people want to know what to tell family members that don't approve of homeschooling.  Of course, there are lots of things you *could* say, but if you want to just assure them that homeschooling works, feel free to use my story!We homeschooled through high school independently without co-op or accreditation.  I gave colleges a transcript I made using WORD on my home computer, I gave them a diploma from "homeschool"  Both of my boys...
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Guest — J W
I have one gifted and one challenged child. It's easy for skeptics to say "Oh, well, homeschooling obviously works for that child... Read More
Monday, 18 August 2008 17:44
Guest — Stephanie
I love this story! Our first year homeschooling our older girls (then grades 9 and 11) my BIL offered one $300 to go back to schoo... Read More
Sunday, 17 August 2008 06:01
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Lee has three core beliefs about homeschooling: homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment; every child deserves a college-prep education whether or not they choose to go to college, and parents are capable of providing a superior education to their children. Lee does not judge your homeschool or evaluate your children. Instead, she comes alongside to help and encourage parents homeschooling high school.

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