Thanks for this post Lee! I've been stressing out over my oldest who lost about half a year (because of a poor curriculum choice back in 3rd grade). Whew...I am breathing a sigh of relief now. )
This is very timely for me. I have a new middle-schooler! I really appreciate your comments about not being behind. He struggles with writing and we had already determined that this is our year to really focus on that skill.
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What a timely post. Reading your words gave me just the encouragement I needed. We are wrapping up 6th grade in some subjects, but are ahead in others. I don't feel so unprepared now to move forward. Thank you!
My daughter is depressed and wants to go to Public School. Please pray for me to get her back on track and find a few friends. We live far from the support group. Our Church is full of PS kids with trendy gadgets and expensive clothes. This is sparking jealousy and isolation. Thank you for any advice and prayers.
Tonya, depression is serious business, and not to be taken lightly. Watch carefully, because it can be made worse by public school, because of the problem with bullying. I'm not sure if this article has "the answer" but maybe something in here will help: How to Cope with Lack of Motivation in Teens http://www.thehomescholar.com/how-to-cope-with-lack-of-motivation-in-teens.php. In any even, public school may not solve the problems of depression, jealousy, or isolation. It can sometimes make it worse. Be alert and watchful.
They call me the "Homeschool consultant who won't make you cry." When I gave my free class on transcripts last month, I said the class was a "No-Transcript-Shaming Zone" for