Welcome to Finishing Strong, the weekly link-up for homeschooling middle & high school students!
Our favorite posts from last week:
Amy from Milk and Cookies liked reading Growing a Leader from BJ’s Homeschool.
Amy said, “being the mother of a natural-born leader, I really appreciate hearing from other moms like Betsy. Her post gives lots of ideas, including some that are out of the box, for encouraging your son or daughter to become a leader in their community.”
She also enjoyed 5 Reasons Why We Homeschool Year Round from Education Possible.
“Like Megan, I strongly believe in the benefits of homeschooling all year long, with many breaks throughout the year! I found myself nodding my head in complete agreement the whole time I was reading her post,” said Amy.
Don’t forget to check out all of the co-hosts – Aspired Living, Blog She Wrote, Education Possible, Eva Varga, Milk and Cookies, Starts at Eight, and Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus.
Kyle from Aspired Living enjoyed Helpful Homeschool Habit: The End in Mind from Hodgepodge.
Kyle said, “I think it is all too easy to get caught up in the fear of man, competition, fear of failure etc. in homeschooling and Hodgepodge’s post was an excellent reminder to put first things first.”
“I have the end in mind. Now that I have high schoolers, that picture of ‘the end’ is more clearly focused on what my desire is for them to be as adults.”
She also liked reading Mapping Out our Homeschool High School Plan from Homeschool Creations.
When Kyle was exploring homeschooling, she was concerned about her kids’ ability to get into college and homeschooling through high school. One of her questions was, “how do you make sure your kids take the “right” high school classes?” The advice she received was to start with where you would like them to be in 12th grade and plan backwards.
She said, “this plan is yet another weapon in my arsenal of high school preparation to make sure my kiddos are prepared to pursue whatever path they choose. Plus, I am able to document and present a college or employer a transcript that demonstrates a well laid plan.”
Do you want to connect with other parents homeschooling older kids? Join our Finishing Strong Community on Google+!
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- Link up to 3 posts from your blog. Make sure you use the exact URL to the post, not to your home page. You can add any post related to homeschooling middle and high school students. Posts unrelated to that will be removed.
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