It is quite hard to come to homeschooling teenagers decision, but we finally made it. Here are some suggestions for those who wants to start.
Our family made the decision to homeschool in August of 2011. My oldest son was in the 6th grade and things WERE not working. There is no nice way to say that. He had been in public school since Kindergarten. By the time he reached the end of his 6th grade year, I knew we needed a change. We could not afford a private school so I went to find as many books and information on homeschooling that I could find.
There were too many social pressures and distractions. I prayed and prayed about what to do and then one day my answer came. An advertisement popped up for a new charter school called K*12. They had an application to fill out, so I did so and sent it in.
It would be about a month until I heard from them so for the time I just prayed and did my best to get my son through his final year of public school.
It seems like everytime I turn around now, I am seeing more and more people homeschooling.
Here are 5 things that I think new homeschoolers should do:
5. Take your kids to church. Put them in Bible Study. Teach them that God is not just around on Sunday’s but everyday and everywhere.
When I was searching for answers to help my teen, I found this resource: shepherding a childs heartit is a great book.
This is my son spending time with his little brother in Dumboland at Disney. We are now at a place where we enjoy each other and he is a fourteen year old boy. He loves his homeschool baseball team. He also loves being part of our family now!