Homeschooling moms and dads, I have a deep desire to learn more about homeschooling, even now after 16 years.
Having friends who have homeschooled long-term, or even that may be just a year or two ahead of you, is always good. We can glean and learn from their mistakes and their triumphs. But we miss out on an even more valuable (IMO) resource: The students they have taught and raised.
I have two grown girls who were homeschooled for the majority of their school years. Neither “finished” AS a homeschooler; one attended public high school and the other spent her last two years of education taking college courses as a Running Start student.
Even so, both have pretty bold statements to make about being homeschooled. They don’t mind answering peoples’ questions about learning at home. I know dozens of others who will as well. Often, the things we think we did the poorest at are the things our kids got the most from, be it in learning, creativity or fortitude.
On the flip side, sometimes the things we thought were the best about our homeschools are what our kids dreaded most.
Wouldn’t you like to know what they were, so we could all avoid extra headaches for ourselves and our kids?
I’m working on a project for the next couple of weeks, and I need your help. If you could ask a homeschool graduate ANYTHING at all, what would it be?
No question is too “out there”, off limits, or anything. I plan on presenting your most frequently asked, burning questions to a group of grown up homeschoolers.
I have a list of my own questions, but I really want to know yours.