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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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Are Scholarships Available to Older Students?

Are Scholarships Available to Older Students?
Are scholarships available for students in their twenties? How long are SAT and ACT scores considered valid for scholarships and college admission?~ KimDear Kim,Scholarships ARE available for students in their twenties!  There are two kinds of scholarships, merit scholarships based on some characteristic of your students (high grades, or a particular skill or gift.)  There are also need-based scholarships, based on income.  Some students may be considered independent adults, even though we still view them as "children"...
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Last Call for College Visits!!

Last Call for College Visits!!
If you have a high school junior, it's VERY important to visit some colleges now. It's virtually impossible to know "the real college" unless you visit it. By next fall, your child will need to start college applications. If at all possible, visit colleges while classes are in session, so you can get to know students, professors, and see the campus "in action." That means that you need to hurry, though. Colleges are finishing up their...
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