Friday, March 5, 2010

Are you ready to homeschool through High School?

Reasons to homeschool are many and varied. Maybe you’ve chosen to keep your children home to teach them the values, believes and convictions that you hold dear, to tailor an academic program to their abilities, because you’re unhappy with the current educational system that is in place, or one of the many other reasons why a parent would choose to educate their child at home. Whatever your reason would be, I’m convinced that it boils down to one thing; you simply want what is best for your child.

Once you get past teaching your child how to read, the next BIG fear that homeschooling parents seem to face is the high school hurdle. We wonder if we really have what it takes to continue the journey. How can we teach the higher level classes like algebra, geometry, or biology from home? Are we really equipped to prepare our children for college? What if we mess up? If you are considering homeschooling with older children, you may wonder if it’s even possible to begin this late in the game.

If you’ve experienced fears as the high school years approach or if you are already homeschooling a high school age child but doubt your abilities, then like me, you’ll be encouraged by reading this e-book. Recently published by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Help, Lord, I’m getting ready to Start Homeschooling my High Schooler! is a collection of articles and stories submitted by over a dozen very different homeschooling families.

In this e-book, you’ll find that each family has their own method of homeschooling with varied goals and methods to attain those goals, but like you, they also desire what is best for their individual children. This e-book will show you that there is no right or wrong way to get there. You’ll find helpful tips, encouragement and examples of what homeschooling high school looks like an over a dozen different homes and as an added bonus, there’s also several pages of helpful resources listed in the back.

If you’re looking for stories from perfect homeschooling families, you won’t find it here. This e-book is a compilation of stories written by real homeschool moms. They have shared openly and honestly regarding their heartfelt struggles and successes as they’ve endeavored to do what are best for their children, while following the path that they feel the Lord has lain before them.

Though this book is written for those with high schooled aged children, I’m sure you’ll find this encouraging wherever you may be in your homeschooling journey and the best part? It’s available instantly as an automatic download for only $12.45 at The Old Schoolhouse Store; encouragement is only a click away.

Just so you know, I received this e-book for free in exchange for offering my honest review. I don't receive any compensation if you choose to purchase it as a result of reading this post.


  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about eating healthy with my family. We do actually have a seasonal fruit/veggie stand that is just five minutes from my house that will open in May, but believe it or not most of their stuff is not grown locally, just shipped in. I read about all these wonderful place that families get to shop at and we just don't have it here. Maybe it is something I should start up. lol. More to ponder and plan I guess. Thanks for all your great ideas. I may have to research a co-op in this area.

  2. Hi Tonya, I came across your blog from Diane's blog! I nearly fell on the floor! I have not been able to stop reading! You see we are about to buy a travel trailer as my husband works 3 month contracts at hospitals around the country. His company gives us apartments or houses to live in but all the packing and unpacking is driving us all crazy. Plus we would benefit financially if we took the housing stipend from his company and pocket 1/2 of it as the price of an RV site would be significantly less than a furnished apartment. We have been traveling for exactly 3 years now. We plan to hopefully get a travel trailer by May and move in by May 15th! I am nervous and excited all the same! If you have any great suggestions for RV parks in Northern VA or southern MD, let me know! Best wishes and I look forward to "following" you around the country!!! :)

  3. Diane, You're welcome. Not sure how helpful I was, but it may give you a place to start.:)

  4. Tracy, Your comment sounds all too familiar! I remember packing and unpacking..ughh..having your own portable home is so much easier and relaxing! The only campground that we stayed in that I think will be about the area you need it to be is Cherry Hill RV Park just outside DC. Here's a link: We actually tent camped here, but it is a wonderful park! A bit pricey, but you have to consider the area. Not sure if they reduce rates for extended stays but it's worth asking. If you want to do some sight seeing and not drive your own vehicle, the bus picks you up right at the campground and you can take the metro into DC. The campground staff was wonderful, very helpful. Hope this helps!:)

  5. Hi Tonya & Family,

    Thank you for stopping by our site today! :)

    We were at the Crater of Diamonds State Park back in Feb of this year (2010). We had a lot of fun.

    I noticed your post below this one is of the Alamo! We were just there in Jan. We spent the winter down in Texas. It's a small world out here!

    Happy and safe travels!

  6. I cannot thank you enough for the helpful links! I cannot wait to explore them! We are so excited to not be "alone" in this traveling journey!!! :)

  7. This is interesting information about homeschooling. I've never really given it any serious thought (my son is 2), but it is something to think about. You have lots of resources and links on here.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great day!

  8. This sounds very helpful, and I'm going to come back here, and check it out and reread your post later. I want to be able to recommend this to others, too! Thanks for sharing!


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