As far as I can tell, these resources do not advocate a specific religious world view. Continue reading
So you’ve got junior at home now. And then it hits you–what am I supposed to teach him–how am I going to teach him–I don’t know how to teach him–WHAT HAVE I DONE!? As I’m always telling my son, the first rule is “don’t panic.” Take a deep breath and tell yourself that you can do this. You may not know how, but you’ll figure it out. The following are some suggestions on how to go about it. Continue reading
If you care about making everyone else happy and conforming to society’s expectations, you should not homeschool. Here are six reasons not to homeschool.
You will make people nervous about their decision to have their children attend public schools. Actually, what they’re nervous about is the fact that your decision to homeschool means that they have to acknowledge that they too have a decision regarding their children’s education. Continue reading
You’ve made the decision to homeschool, so what’s next? The following is some friendly, non-legal advice from me to you based on my experiences and others who also homeschool in Texas. If you have something you would like to add, please send it to me so that I can add it. Continue reading
There are gajillions of education related websites out there. Some focus on the ins and outs of homeschooling. Others provide subject content, science, history, foreign language, you name it-it’s there. And then there are the ones on how to teach the content. Some are amazing, others not so much. Some are current, others are populated with dead links. It’s really overwhelming. You can’t possibly keep track of them all. Continue reading
Last week I talked about some of the reasons why we decided to homeschool through high school. I realized that I left out one very important advantage. It’s easy to hold a student back if necessary. It doesn’t have to be the result of bad grades and there isn’t any social stigma of repeating a grade. Continue reading
For many homeschoolers, the decision to continue to homeschool through high school is probably the second biggest decision they make after deciding to homeschool in the first place. It’s the time when some family and friends will start with questions something along the lines of “you don’t intend to homeschool them through high school, do you?” Continue reading
The following is a list of events in the San Antonio area that would be of interest to homeschoolers. Some of these are just general events such as the Folklife Festival. Others are academically oriented including registration for homeschool coops and competitions. Continue reading
So the boy is going to be heading off to college in less than eight weeks. Yes, a college actually accepted him and even gave him money. Who would have thought?
What was I even thinking when we decided to homeschool eleven years ago? Did I know what I was getting into? I thought I did. I can be an obsessive researcher and believe in being prepared whenever possible. Just ask my family about my travel notebooks of maps, hotels reservations, and itineraries. Continue reading