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Ask Jeanne: When Grandparents Don't Like Homeschooling

When Grandparents Don’t Like Homeschooling

Dear Jeanne,

Hi all, so I have made the decision to homeschool my son again for his 4th grade year. He also has a two-year-old baby sister whom I also intend to homeschool. I homeschooled my son up until 3rd grade, when I made the choice to allow him to go to public school because of personal health issues. Also contributing was the fact that my mother and younger sister would not stop arguing with me about how he needs this that or the other that he can get “more” of in public school, which I knew was wrong, but here I am having this argument again, and I don’t know how to deal with them. They have a tendency to be very opinionated — mostly behind my back but in front of my children. I don’t want to tell them they can’t take the kids anymore, but I’m tired of this! Do you have any suggestions that might help dealing with family that disagrees with you??? PLEASE HELP! Continue reading »

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: When It's Time to Quit Homeschooling

Good Reasons To Quit Homeschooling

There are some times when some homeschooling parents should decide to quit homeschooling.

We’re used to cheerleading for homeschooling and supporting homeschoolers through temporary hard times. We’re accustomed to supporting people who have short-term or medium-term misgivings about homeschooling, but their kids are really doing fine, and they’re really doing fine.

But if we’re really going to be “Homeschoolers Helping Homeschoolers,” as I’ve been writing about in this series, then we also have to provide support for homeschoolers who are making the decision to quit.

What are some good reasons to quit homeschooling? Continue reading »

What’s Next? 8 Options After High School, Part 2

Last month, we explored four of the traditional college options for what comes after homeschooling high school.  This month, we will continue our discussion by looking at four less-traditional options – options that are growing in popularity and should be explored with your teen.  I say four options, but really one of them is a path I would not recommend.  Read on to discover some of the roads less traveled for homeschool high school graduates.  You may discover a path that fits your family perfectly. Continue reading »

What’s Next? 8 Options After High School

Graduation is not an end, it’s a beginning. A starting point. A fork in the road. Which way will your children go? There are many options available! While in the midst of homeschooling high school, it’s a good idea to take a step back once in a while. Consider what is more important than the four years of high school. Consider what’s next. There are decisions to be made, and many options available. Discuss these options as a family, and talk about what will be best for your teen and your family. Continue reading »

A Project for Your Homeschooled Teen… and You

Here’s an interesting project to try with your teenager. Look up the career field he or she is most interested in right now (yes, this is likely to change, but let’s go with the current choice). Find out how much on average that field is likely to pay your teen, and how likely it is that your teen will be able to find work in that field. Rather than use a site where the specific career is being promoted, try using the government figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics*. Continue reading »

Enjoy It

Writing my book Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers four years ago helped me through a difficult time of my life: letting go of our two oldest children. Over the course of three weeks, our daughter moved to the city and our son left for college. After homeschooling them all of their lives, it was a Continue reading »

Traps to Avoid When Transitioning from Home Schooling to a Public or Private School

Many homeschoolers have to face that moment when their children go to a public or private school. Even though they have decided the time is right and have researched all the schools, the transition can be tough for families. Here are a few traps that some home school parents fall into after they have committed to sending their child off to school. Continue reading »

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