Our favorite posts from last week:
Amy said, “being the mother of a natural-born leader, I really appreciate hearing from other moms like Betsy. Her post gives lots of ideas, including some that are out of the box, for encouraging your son or daughter to become a leader in their community.”
She also enjoyed 5 Reasons Why We Homeschool Year Round from Education Possible.
“Like Megan, I strongly believe in the benefits of homeschooling all year long, with many breaks throughout the year! I found myself nodding my head in complete agreement the whole time I was reading her post,” said Amy.
Kyle said, “I think it is all too easy to get caught up in the fear of man, competition, fear of failure etc. in homeschooling and Hodgepodge’s post was an excellent reminder to put first things first.”
“I have the end in mind. Now that I have high schoolers, that picture of ‘the end’ is more clearly focused on what my desire is for them to be as adults.”
She also liked reading Mapping Out our Homeschool High School Plan from Homeschool Creations.
When Kyle was exploring homeschooling, she was concerned about her kids’ ability to get into college and homeschooling through high school. One of her questions was, “how do you make sure your kids take the “right” high school classes?” The advice she received was to start with where you would like them to be in 12th grade and plan backwards.
She said, “this plan is yet another weapon in my arsenal of high school preparation to make sure my kiddos are prepared to pursue whatever path they choose. Plus, I am able to document and present a college or employer a transcript that demonstrates a well laid plan.”
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