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Success in Homeschooling High School

Success in Homeschooling High School
I'll let you in on a secret.  Success in homeschooling is not dependent on how your children turn out.  That's because you can't measure your own success or failure based on the behavior of others.   It may sound shocking, but it is true.  Parents can’t control their adult children.  They can only control their own choices and behaviors.  Therefore, our success in homeschooling must be based on what we do, as parents, and not on...
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Guest — Cassie Fishbein
Lee this is such an important issue and I am so glad you addressed it! We cannot "own" our children's successes or failures. We ca... Read More
Sunday, 05 August 2012 06:29
Guest — eaglenestmomma
As a parent of a child soon leaving high school ... this is perhaps the best thing I've read all year. I tend to overworry about ... Read More
Saturday, 04 August 2012 21:20
Guest — J W
Refreshing to "hear" someone say that. I wish I'd learned that when my kids were tiny and I was reading all those idiotic parenti... Read More
Saturday, 04 August 2012 19:15
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Fine Arts for the "Not So Gifted"

Fine Arts for the "Not So Gifted"
Wow.  I guess it worked.  Fine Arts was my "great failing" in homeschool high school.  I tried to expose my kids to some Fine Arts during high school but, honestly, it was a pretty pathetic effort.   Fast forward two years.  According to facebook, here is what my son did this weekend at college:Alex loved "The Marriage of Figaro" yesterday, went to the Seattle Art Museum today, and is going to "Rhapsody in Blue" at the Seattle...
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Success in High School is Better Than Failure in College

Success in High School is Better Than Failure in College
 When you are thinking about taking classes at a community college, using the dual enrollment option, it's tempting to have your children take their weakest class.  Community college can quickly provide missing classes, but always remember the long term goal.  If your child is doing poorly at home in a certain subject, they may not do better in a community college.  Spend some time looking objectively at your child, and decide if he or she is...
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Guest — Lee
Karen, Some colleges will prefer a lab course taught in a community college (just a few colleges) so check with them before decidi... Read More
Tuesday, 19 January 2010 11:17
Guest — karen
I was thinking in the lines of doing lab courses in the community college because it seems that would be better than trying to do ... Read More
Tuesday, 19 January 2010 09:28
Guest — Pamela G
That's wonderful advice for those looking at dual enrollment. There are fun classes that the dual enrollment high school studen... Read More
Monday, 01 June 2009 19:42
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Homeschool High School Success!

Homeschool High School Success!
How do I know that homeschooling works?  My children are now 19 and 21 years old, and in college.  How do I know that homeschooling high school was a good thing for them?  Today they each updated their Facebook status.  What do they think of their academics?My younger son is in the honors program, majoring in Political Science.  His status:Alex really enjoyed his Faith & Science II classMy older son is majoring in electrical engineering with...
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Guest — Lee
Thanks! It's sure hard to represent such a diverse group, and at the same time try to convince legislatures that they really want... Read More
Wednesday, 07 January 2009 21:36
Guest — J W
Great job in Olympia, Lee! Thank you!
Wednesday, 07 January 2009 20:50
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Oh! The Places You'll Go!

Oh! The Places You'll Go!
Niki asks:We plan to take the kids and travel for the better part of the year.  I am concerned about "losing" this academic year and falling behind, especially in math and science.  Do you have any suggestions or advice for us regarding planning for that year and/or using the natural learning opportunities that come up that year and creatively including them in a transcript?I don't think you can prevent a child from learning.  Just traveling will...
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Guest — J W
I recently read a book called "One Year Off: Leaving It All Behind for a Round-the-World Tour With Our Children" by David Cohen. ... Read More
Wednesday, 12 November 2008 07:23
Guest — J W
Ooooooo, I'm soooooo jealous! If there's one thing my challenged kinesthetic/experiential learner says about how she wants to lea... Read More
Wednesday, 12 November 2008 07:10
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