Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The Old Schoolhouse
“Help, Lord, I’m Getting Ready to Start Homeschooling My High Schooler”
We began homeschooling our oldest son in the third grade, taking each year at a time. Yet, as he entered 7th then 8th grade levels, we had to make a decision. That decision was “Do we homeschool through high school?” It seemed like an insurmountable task looming ahead. Now here we are, coming to the end of his high school career and looking forward to his sisters.
The e-book “Help, Lord, I’m Getting Ready to Start Homeschooling My High Schooler”is a good resource for those who are questioning whether or not they should continue. This book is not a how-to of homeschooling high schoolers. It does not tell you the “right” curriculum for success. It simply tells the journeys of families who have homeschooled through high school and the success they found. I found reading the journeys of other homeschoolers to be very uplifting. It brought home to me, once again, that every homeschool and situation is different, yet can accomplish the same goal. That goal is raising solid citizens who love the Lord and are a light in a dark world.
The diversity of each family is what makes homeschooling unique, and homeschooling through high school strengthens this quality. It was beneficial to read about how each family went about high school education. Just as there are multiple ways of teaching younger children, high school is no different. This book shows the different paths that families took to prepare their teenagers for life.
Any encouragement that can help a family decide they can continue on through high school is a wonderful thing. I would recommend this book to anyone who homeschools. This e-book can be especially interesting to those families with elementary or junior high students, who may be wondering about continuing on this path. “Help, Lord, I’m Getting Ready to Start Homeschooling My High Schooler” truly shows that not only is it possible, but that teenagers thrive through what can be turbulent years. Trials, joys, hardships, and pleasure, these mothers have opened their hearts to show the way.
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