Finishing Strong – Homeschooling Middle & High School #109

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.


As a homeschooling mom, I had no idea what I would have to do differently when my daughter started 6th grade. Luckily, I didn't have to make many changes when I started homeschooling middle school, but I did make a few. It's definitely different teaching older kdis, but you can still have a lot of fun, without turning your whole family life upside down. Here are 3 changes I made to our home school when my kids moved from elementary school to middle school.
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Did you have the chance to read these?

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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?

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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!
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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.

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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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Megan Zechman
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my older children.
Megan Zechman
Megan Zechman