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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

A bit of encouragement for homeschoolers

Be encouraged and don't second guess yourself. If you allow your homeschooled kid to be themselves, you will be very happy with the end results. Just hang in there, and teach them well, and provide opportunities for exploration. There will be rewards in the end.


HI, it's A. Hermitt and I wanted to give a little encouragement for homeschoolers. I know, from day one, when I began homeschooling, I was always worried. Just worried that I might not be doing the right thing.  Worried that I might not be giving my kids all that they need. Worried that someone was going to prove me wrong and show that I wasn't homeschooling (correctly).  Worried that the out come of our homeschooling was going to be less than what others around us were doing. 

This weekend really helped me to overcome that. Basically, just from the experience. I'm not saying that I won't continue to worry.  My son son is 17, he'll be starting college next fall, my daughter 15,

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Encouragement to struggling homeschoolers

I am sure you know the stats by now.  Homeschoolers test better than public school students.  Homeschoolers are highly sought by colleges, especially Christian Colleges, and also Ivy League.  Homeschoolers seem to excel across the board.

But this is the average.  If there's a high, there's got to be a low.  What about in the case where the child HAD to homeschool because there was no way she was going to keep up in school.  What about the kid who left high school on an IEP that had him destined for hard labor at best. These kids may not come out at the top of the Standardized Test scale, but they still have redeeming value that makes them college material and successful business people thereafter.

This is a story of a young man in particular who had such an experience.  He went to public school through middle school, then had no choice but to homeschool for high school.  He started off behind the ball, so to speak. In four years, he had to re-learn everything he'd not learned in his formative years, while getting up to standard enough to prepare for college.  Ideally, he probably should have homeschooled for six years to be a strong college candidate, but that would have made him 20 by graduation.  So he did his best and submitted his applications, playing up his strengths to the best of his abilities.  Rejection letter, after rejection letter came, but ultimately, he found a match that was good for him and an asset for the school. (Being an Eagle Scout and doing lots of mission work is what probably won them over).

So I guess what I am saying is that your homeschooler does not have to be a rocket scientist to get into a good college.  Your child does need to have strong interests and passions and show that they are leadership material.   Even if college is not the goal for your child, it is important remember that leaders don't necessary hold the knowledge to do the job.  Instead they know how to put the right people in the right places to get the job done.

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