Happy New Year and welcome back to our Finishing Strong link up. If you are homeschooling middle school or high school, this is the place to be. You can find us here on Wednesdays along with our friends – Heather from Blog She Wrote, Eva from EvaVarga, and Heidi from Starts at Eight.
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Are you about to start homeschooling middle school and wonder what will have to change in your home school? I know I was terrified to homeschool older kids. However, I quickly learned that there isn’t too much difference between homeschooling elementary school and middle school.
In our home, three major changes happened when my oldest daughter started 6th grade.
Did you have the chance to read these?
1. 10 of the Most Frustrating Homeschooling Comments I’ve Ever Heard by There’s No Place Like Home
We’ve all heard them, right – rude, funny, and interesting questions about homeschooling. Do you share any of the top 10 with Shelly?
2. 5 practical ways to motivate your teens to write by WriteShop
I try to have my kids write a fair amount, but there are plenty of times I face resistance from them. I think I’m going to start thinking outside of the language arts box and use some of these unique writing opportunities Kim highlights. My kids probably won’t even know I’m giving them a writing assignment!
3. 14 Ways To Teach Your Daughter Self-Esteem by Homeschool Base
I have one daughter who is extremely secure in who she is and one who needs some reassurance. Lately, I’ve been more purposeful in our relationship, trying to build up her confidence. I’ve tried some of the items Nicole has on this list with some success. I’m definitely going to be adding some more to my repertoire.
4. How to Help Kids Set SMART Goals by Embark On the Journey
January is the perfect time to help you teen set some goals for the coming year. Just make sure they are SMART ones, otherwise your kids will just get frustrated and push them aside.
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