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From the Editor
It’s finally fall! I’ve been so ready for my favorite season of the year. I am mixing things up a bit in the newsletter and am featuring encouraging posts from homeschool bloggers among the usual educational resources. Years ago when I started TheHomeSchoolMom, online resources were hard to find and highlighting them each issue was one of our most popular features. Now with so many homeschool bloggers and education websites publishing lesson plans, unit studies, worksheets, and more, there is less of a need for us to find them for you.
My thought is that it would be more valuable to offer a mix of links to blog posts and education resources so that we could focus more on giving encouragement to moms who are overwhelmed, doubting, or just need to be reminded of the bigger picture. I’d love to hear what you want to see from this newsletter – just hit reply and tell me what you think!
In our featured article this issue, Jeanne takes a look at situations where teens are reluctant to attend homeschool activities planned for them and gives some suggestions for improving attendance. Our sponsor, Colonial Williamsburg, has scheduled their 2017 Homeschool Days; Colonial Williamsburg has always been one of our favorite history field trips so be sure to check out whether those deeply discounted admission days would work for a field trip for your family or support group. Enjoy the newsletter!
Mary Ann Kelley
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The Truth about Attendance at Homeschool Activities for Teens
“We offer homeschool activities for teens, but they don’t come.”
If this sounds like your homeschool group, you are probably wondering why teens aren’t interested in attending your events. Many groups are sincere in wanting to offer activities for older homeschoolers, and want to figure out why it’s not working.
As someone who has created multiple homeschool groups and co-ops in the many communities where we have lived, I have a few ideas about some of the reasons that may contribute to low attendance by teens. Continue reading »