There are quite a few opinions that society continues to hold about homeschoolers. One of them is that all homeschoolers are weird. Believe it or not, I used to worry about that. Would my kids be weird if I homeschooled them? Would they have any friends? In my house, this long held belief is actually true. Over the years, my kids have come to realize that they're a bit different compared to … [Read more...] about Yes, My Homeschoolers are Weird – and I Love It!
As our children are moving into the high school years we are encouraging them to seek opportunities to get involved in the community through volunteering. Volunteering provides many benefits for teens. By participating in community service activities teens can meet new people, learn the value of serving others, build life skills, explore potential career options, and more. If your teen is … [Read more...] about 20 Volunteer Ideas for Teens & Families
The more time I spend teaching middle school, the more I believe that these three years need to prepare our students for their next big phase - high school. As parents, we want our kids to be successful during this transition. As homeschoolers, we're fortunate because we have the flexibility and ability to design our children's lesson plans, so we can focus some of our time and energy on these … [Read more...] about 5 Things Middle Schoolers Should Do Before Starting High School
I can’t believe how quickly the homeschool journey has brought us to high school years. My son has decided he would like to attend college therefore we have found ourselves entering a whole new world called “College Prep”! We are busy learning about admissions policies, testing requirements, dual enrollment procedures and more. One area we plan to spend time exploring this summer is CLEP – the … [Read more...] about Homeschoolers Can Earn College Credits This Summer with CLEP Test Prep
It's a new month, which means it's time to focus on a new genre for our 2016 Reading Adventure! This month, our family will be reading biographies. This post contains affiliate links. Personally, I think it's important for kids to read about the lives of extraordinary people through biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs.Their stories not only share information, but inspire and … [Read more...] about 5 Interesting Biographies to Inspire Preteens
Just when I felt like we were getting a handle on how to homeschool high school, the next big hurdle began creeping up on us -- college entrance exams! Math has always been a challenge in our homeschool so we knew we would need some extra help preparing for the math portion of the exams. After doing our research we found the most effective option to be a live online SAT math prep course. I … [Read more...] about 3 Benefits of a Homeschool Friendly SAT Math Prep Course