Category Archives: High School and College

7 Tips for Homeschooling Your Teen

A while ago when I asked my followers on Facebook what they would like to see in my upcoming e-book about homeschooling curriculum, one mom asked for ideas for the child who doesn’t want to go the “traditional” college route.  While my e-book does not touch on that topic, this post does!  I wanted to…




The Homeschooler’s Guide To Writing A Research Paper

The “three R’s” is not just a clever educational slogan.  The three R’s should be the foundation of your homeschool program.  The reality is that if you give your child a solid grounding in mathematics (including algebra, trigonometry, etc.) and a proficiency in reading and composition, whatever else you do is not particularly all that…




Diplomas and Graduations: Do Homeschoolers Need Them?

The last few weeks I have been discussing the subject of homeschooling your child through high school and I ‘ve also offered my thoughts as to preparing your child for college.  Today I want to address whether or not as a homeschooler you need to issue your child a diploma and I will also explore the question of graduation…




College and the Homeschooler

Last week I set the stage for this post by asserting that parents need to be actively involved in the decision-making process with their teens as they plan for their future.  If you haven’t read that post yet – titled “My Definition of an Adult” – I recommend you do as it definitely has a bearing on…




My Definition of an Adult

This post is a lead-in to next week’s post titled “College and the Homeschooler” but it really applies to all parents so I hope you will read it and consider sharing it. In order to offer some basis/legitimacy for the positions I take in this post, and also to give some background to those who…




Homeschooling Your High-Schooler

I have a confession to make: Like many homeschooling parents, when I was homeschooling my oldest child I found the prospect of homeschooling a high-schooler to be very daunting.  Now keep in mind that when I started homeschooling in 1990, homeschooling was still very much a fledgling movement.  So by the time my daughter began…