Tag Archive: high school

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…




My Month and The Top Posts of 2011

If you are a regular reader of my blog you may have noticed that I have been somewhat MIA this month.  I did spend the first part of the month studying for the final exam in my history class (I’m working on finishing an English Lit degree at Florida State University).  That class was a…




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…




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…




How To: Teach Social Science, Part 1 (Geography)

There are a number of disciplines that fall under the heading of “social sciences” but I am going to focus on the ones that would most commonly be taught in a home-school curriuculum: history, geography, economics and political science.  Some may wonder why I would choose to use the term “social sciences” rather than just…




Write With the Best!

I have frequently mentioned that I have been home-schooling for twenty years (since 1990 to be precise).  As a matter of fact, out of my four children, only my daughter (my oldest child and only girl) actually went to a traditional school, and that was only for kindergarten.  Our home-school journey began when she started…