Monday, April 5, 2010
Review: Help, Lord, I'm Getting Ready to Start Homeschooling My High Schooler!
Help, Lord, I'm Getting Ready to Start Homeschooling My High Schooler!, is in e-book format and is available for $12.45 from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine's Schoolhouse Store. A sample is available from the Schoolhouse Store website. This product is for anyone who is contemplating the journey of homeschooling through High School.
This e-book is a series of articles written by families who have homeschooled through High School. Most of them were written by moms but there were a few written by others. I really enjoyed the article written by someone who was homeschooled through High School and is now homeschooling her own children. This is a very encouraging book and has many ideas for homeschooling a High Schooler.
I need to print this book and read it weekly to stay motivated while homeschooling my older students. There were so many learning philosophies presented in the articles. It was intersting to see how each family tailored their student's education to his individual needs. Many different outcomes were represented, from the special needs student to the college bound student. I learned how families relied on God for answers to problems and for the strength to continue homeschooling even when it seemed impossible.
I can see myself reading slowly through this book year after year for encouragement. I'm sure different ideas would stand out each time as I work with the different personalities of my children on each of their High School journeys. Many of the thoughts in the e-book are relevant for those homeschooling students in middle school and even younger.
The main message I gathered from this collection was to do the best with the circumstances that you are facing even if the path is different from the typical homeschool path and that there really isn't a typical homeschool path. Children and families are unique so the choices made for each student will not be the same. We should enjoy the journey each day instead of living only for the goal of graduation.
I received a copy of this book gratis to review. All of the opinions expressed are my own and were in no way influenced by the vendor of this book.