Summer is almost here which means it’s time for our annual break. Because fewer families homeschool during June and July and many of our blogging friends take some time off, we find it’s a good time for us to take a break from our weekly link up.
Don’t worry, we’ll be back!! We will resume Finishing Strong on August 9th. The link up below will stay open all summer, so please keep coming back to add in your amazing content about homeschooling older kids.
In the meantime, you can stay connected and encouraged by:
- Meeting other parents homeschooling teens in Education Possible’s Homeschooling Middle School Facebook group
- Regularly visiting the co-host’s sites
- Following our Finishing Strong Pinterest board
Everything above will be updated regularly over the summer, so we hope you’ll stay connected with us.
Enjoy your summer! See you in a few weeks.
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Did you Read These Last Week?
1. How to KNOW what your teen NEEDS to get into COLLEGE by Annie & Everything
Oh, my gosh, Anne is right on point with this post. I totally agree that many bloggers create a sense that homeschooling a high schooler is completely overwhelming. And while there are frustrating and scary parts (just like homeschooling in general), success comes in a wide variety of different forms (*ahem* – just like our kids).
So, if you want to know what is really required to graduate a homeschooler or get your child accepted into the college of their choice, do what Anne suggests – look it up. Make a plan. And follow the path that’s right for your child and her future.
2. 4 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset in Your Homeschool by BookShark
This was an interesting read and definitely challenged my way of thinking. I’ve said some of the same statements to my girls that Ginny shared (especially that math is hard) and I never thought that those words could be holding my girls back from putting in the effort needed to get past the hard places. I also need to find a better way to encourage my kids to practice more self-reflection with the goal of seeing progress instead of perfection.
3. 10 Things You Need to Know If You Have Family Who Homeschools by There’s No Place Like Home
If you are the only one in your family who is homeschooling and your relatives don’t quite “get it,” here are some interesting points you can discuss with them that might make it easier for them to understand.
4. Fun With Geography ~ FREE Geography Printables by Starts at Eight
Geography can be loads of fun to teach and learn, especially if you make it as hands-on as possible. If you’re unsure how to do that, check out these practical tools from Heidi.
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