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Homeschooling Around the World

Posted by [email protected] on August 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)


 

I appreciated homeschooling through high school because it gave me the opportunity to travel around the world. My dad successfully passed on to me his wanderlust, sense of adventure, and enjoyment in meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. He was an Air Force officer, so we lived from Maine to Florida and explored everywhere in between before I was 15! Thanks to our flexible schedule and transportable school, we were even able to go with my dad when he was s...

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Uniqueness and Diligence: Two Benefits of Home Instruction

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My parents homeschooled me from 3rd through 10th grade, after which I attended community college for 11th and 12th grades. Looking back, two aspects of home instruction particularly contributed to my success in life and at college.

First, homeschooling shielded me from the peer pressure that is especially potent in junior high and high school. Large public schools can be factories that force teenagers to conform their personalities to various molds. Homeschool a...

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Thoughts about homeschooling

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I was not too excited about being homeschooled in 9th grade. I wanted to be the same as everyone else-what I thought was a "normal teenager." It wasn't until 11th grade that I really began to see all the wonderful things I had overlooked in homeschooling.

 

First, homeschooling allowed me the privilege of having a significant amount of time to study God and the Bible. I am so grateful today for all that time in God's Word that truly provided me a soli...

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Graduates speak: the benefits of homeschooling

Posted by [email protected] on August 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)


 

Home educated through all 12 years of school, we have been blessed in many ways through this experience. As we entered the high school age, our family started to wonder: What about high school transcripts? Would we be academically prepared for college? What about the college admission process? There were also the questions of sports and music. Lastly, our parents feared they were inadequate to teach the higher-level subjects (even though they both have medical backgro...

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Thoughts from a homeschool mom whose children have all graduated

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My first recollection of homeschooling my seven children is of my own inadequacies. Homeschooling seemed an impossible mountain that could never be climbed. How could I possibly do it in my own strength? Over the years, and especially during the high school years, God revealed to me that the tension I was experiencing resulted from wrestling in my own heart over whether I had the faith to trust completely in His sufficiency. Was He not able to accomplish all that He h...

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High School at Home Blessings

Posted by [email protected] on August 15, 2014 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)


 

Pride and emotions ran high this month as our two daughters graduated from college. Our older daughter graduated magna cum laude from San Diego State University and is continuing in a PhD program. Our younger daughter is a straight-A student at San Jose State University, and also just graduated summa cum laude and was the valedictorian at West Valley College. Wow!

 

Both were homeschooled from kindergarten until they entered college; thus, virtually e...

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Unexpected Gifts

Posted by [email protected] on August 15, 2014 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)


 

“Me? Homeschool?” That was the question I asked seven years ago when my husband approached me about the possibility of teaching our children. My uncertainty was caused by a learning disability I struggled with all through my school years.

 

But dyslexia has taught me more than I thought possible. I never anticipated that dyslexia would provide me with gifts that could benefit other people—even our own children. Since both of them are...

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Developing a Heart for God

Posted by [email protected] on August 15, 2014 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)


 

We decided to try homeschooling for one year when my oldest daughter was in 5th grade. One year turned into four years, but when it was time for high school we were nervous that we might be ruining our child’s progress, so we enrolled her in the local public high school. She excelled in her honors classes and was well-liked by the staff and students. But after that year we decided to return to homeschooling and enrolled in a program called Cedar Brook Academy. B...

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Why I am Glad My Parents Homeschooled Me

Posted by [email protected] on August 15, 2014 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)


 

So here I am: I’ve finished my first year of college (a state university away from home). Sure, the transition was big—who would say going to college isn’t a big change? I’ve gone from seeing my family every day, all day, to calling them once or twice a week and seeing them about once a month. I’ve gone from having few non-Christian friends (none of whom were my own age) to having a group of friends that mostly consists of atheists and ag...

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Laying a Firm Foundation

Posted by [email protected] on August 15, 2014 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)


 

I was homeschooled for nine years through high school with a two-year hiatus in a small public school and private school during the middle school grades. As the eldest in my family, I was the occasional guinea pig for new ideas or plans.

 

My parents had been homeschooling for several years by the time I reached high school, yet they experienced many of the “new homeschooler” doubts and concerns all over again. Consequently, they approache...

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