Thursday, June 21, 2018

Homeschooling Tweens and Teens: The Bare Truth

I am honest enough to admit that I never thought I would be homeschooling my boys through their tween and teen years.  We began homeschooling with a year by year attitude and after my first few months I really wasn't sure we'd be homeschooling all that long.

You can imagine my surprise when I realized my oldest was starting middle school and I was still homeschooling!  I kind of freaked out a bit not knowing what to expect when homeschooling middle school but we muddled through and I realized it wasn't much different from what we had been doing before; my teaching and guiding grew right alongside his skills and learning. 



Now my oldest is just beginning his freshman year of high school at home and my younger two boys are firmly in the throes of middle school.  Again I'll admit I freaked a bit at the thought of homeschooling high school but once we sat down and sketched out a rough plan we were both excited at the thought of continuing this homeschooling journey together.


Can I let you in on a little secret??  

I actually find it much easier to homeschool middle and high school!

You can read the rest of this article at Our Happy Medium

8 comments :

  1. If it is working, it works. Sounds simple, but in general when you have a system that is effective you grow with it. You find ways to tackle the more challenging topics and prep for the future.

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    1. Yeah, that is basically what I am finding too! We found what works and just tweak it here and there to make sure it still works.

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  2. Kudos to you for figuring this all out. My son is in college now, but I don't think I could have done it, but admire those who can. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my Prague posts!

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    1. Aw, thank you! I am having a great time following your travels.

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  3. You are a good teacher and mother to continue to educate your children so diligently. I'm sure they are benefiting from all your attention and instruction. So much time is wasted in a conventional school. I often wished I homeschooled my children because of that.

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    1. Thank you. I sure hope they are benefiting from what we're doing; it seems like they are anyway. I know they're happy most of the time and they seem to catch on to most things pretty quickly.

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  4. That was a great article and very honest portrayal of middle school/high school kids.

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