Middle and High School
Oh, the “tween” years otherwise known as Middle School :) This is a time where our kids are experiencing a great deal of physical, emotional and spiritual growth. It is a time where peer pressure and self-image plays a huge role. These socially formative years are a great time to be homeschooling because our kids are able to learn in a safe environment free from a lot of these pressures.
Our teens were born into a world where technology abounds. They easily adopt new technologies and many text as quickly as they breathe. Teens are tech savvy, and learn well through technology. Because of this, it is important to have tools available to them that are natural, and easy for them to use and understand.
If you are homeschooling a high schooler, you probably realize that college testing season will be here before you know it, and as a homeschool parent you may be concerned about how to best prep your homeschool child for the ACT or SAT. Homeschool parents are typically the sole person responsible for their child’s education so this can make testing season rather stressful. You may wonder if you taught everything your child needs to know, and if your child isn’t used to standardized testing you may wonder if they are fully prepared to take the tests.
Have you stayed away from the Homeschool Expo just because of the magnitude of it all? Looking at the listing of workshops or a peak into the exhibit hall can give you a deer in the headlights look! Where do you start?
She sat across from me and said, “I’m sending him to public school next year.” “I’m afraid our relationship will be ruined if I continue to homeschool.”
This mother of a teen is not alone with her fears, but as we continued to talk, we recognized the lack of time we had spent with our parents. The lack of time we spent with our parents caused a gulf in communication and relationship.