I was contacted by a friend’s cousin the other day. She had just pulled her 8th grader out of school. She was being bullied and was basically miserable at school. She’d begged her mom to pull her out since school started this year.
When we tell people we homeschool, the most common reaction is “Oh, that’s nice.” The comment is usually followed by, “But they will go to high school, right?” Right. Maybe. Sort of. Uh. Let me explain. This past winter, I went through my yearly mid-year crisis, but this time it was bigger, stronger, and […]
Recently, both of our sons have become interested in joining Civil Air Patrol, the Air Force’s volunteer auxiliary cadet program for teens ages 12-18. We have learned that there are two CAP squadrons local to us! I know several families whose kids are CAP cadets, but I wanted to see how much information is out […]
Who directs your homeschooling? Who chooses your curriculum? Chances are you said, “Me, of course”. Well, what about when your children grow to be teens? As I’m charting this course for my soon to be 11th grader, one thing that I am feeling is very important is that she owns her education.
Our 15 year old J will be home at the end of June. We are SO excited! She has been gone for so long… and it’s a long story that I am not sure how much I will share (or that she would want me to share), but suffice it to say she has been […]