Thursday, September 12, 2013

Homeschooling your Teenager

As children start maturing into adults, many parents start to feel insecure about homeschooling. And some discontinue the homeschooling process and happily hand over the reign to outside authorities. But is this really necessary? Is the strictly compartmentalized education provided in schools a better option?

Aren't they cute!

If social concerns are worrying you, look for interest-oriented associations, clubs, societies or your church group. These offer a lot of support for leaders, opportunity for shared experience, and foster a sense of belonging. Make up your own group or share this responsibility with someone else. Home education support groups provide fantastic opportunities to meet your child's needs. This is the best way to develop intelligent, self-motivated, healthy and able young people.

If the growing burden of some of the higher level Math or Science seems to be beyond you, enlist the help of someone who knows more. You can even barter your own services and thus save some money. With homeschooling becoming more and more popular, support groups will have innumerable resources that help you find the right teacher and resources for your child.

The underlying principle that guides homeschooling is this: any child has the innate capacity to grow, develop and achieve their full potential. All they need is the right environment and all the right answers. Be there to provide these and think twice before you turn over this responsibility to a third party.

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1 comment:

  1. My homeschooling experience was a little different, as I went from being in public school up until I entered the 10th grade. At that point my parents pulled me out of school but by then I was already used to being taught things in a certain format. I agree with what you're saying in terms of social activities and seeking tutors when needed though I also believe that home school has to be something the student already has a foundation in because it is so extremely challenging going from one to the other


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