For many homeschool families, the thought of homeschooling through high school is unthinkable. Parents say, “I don’t know all those subjects, so how can I possibly teach my child?” So often in the homeschool community, we see gung ho parents in the elementary years, but as middle school approaches, many become tentative, and then by high school the numbers seem to dwindle
Today’s guest offers powerful reasons to homeschool all the way through high school, but she also offers practical advice for how to do that. She talks about equipping our teens with time management skills and empowering them to take responsibility for their education, so that parents don’t have to worry about what they can or can’t teach.
“Make sure you know your state homeschool requirements. There are a few states that do specify numbers of credits in their homeschool law, but they are actually just a few states. For the rest of the states, take a look and see how much freedom you do have. And that is also going to reduce that fear level and boost that confidence level.”
Ann Karako has been homeschooling for more than 20 years and has graduated four children (with one more to go). She believes that EVERY mom can CONFIDENTLY, COMPETENTLY -- and even CONTENTEDLY -- provide the COMPLETE high school education that her teen needs.
Ann has written Cure the Fear of Homeschooling High School: A Step-by-Step Manual for Research & Planning and Save Your Sanity While Homeschooling High School: Practical Principles for a Firm Foundation. Recently she opened a membership community to provide a safe online haven for homeschool high school moms called HUGS for Homeschooling High School. You can see her in person at all of the Great Homeschool Conventions during the year 2020. She and her family, including two dogs and three cats, live in rural Missouri.
In today’s episode, Ann has some powerful insights and practical advice to share with homeschool families that can help give them the confidence they need to homeschool all the way through the high school years.
Tune in to this important conversation, and share it with your friends and fellow homeschoolers.
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“You can individualize the curriculum plan according to their interests or just even according to their strengths and weaknesses as far as academics go.”
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