May 20, 2013- Something I'm Struggling With



Something I'm struggling with...

To tell the truth, I'm struggling with the idea of homeschooling a high schooler.  I don't know if it is the very idea of having teenagers. That frightens me and makes me sad when I realize how short our time is.  But it is also the feeling of responsibility for schooling.

When I first began homeschooling, I was pretty confident that I couldn't mess things up too badly. After all, I had a teaching certificate, and South Carolina is a pretty easy state in which to homeschool.

But in the last two years, as I've felt the approach of high school, I've begun to worry about it. How will I know what to teach? How will I know what to count as credits? What do I need to do to write a transcript? What if I forget something really important?

In my head, I know that God will provide what I need as I need it. And I know He has called me to continue to homeschool. But, I still worry at times. And I still doubt myself.

My soon to be high schooler

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  1. I am currently homeschooling two highschoolers and I still don't feel like I have my feet firm. I figure I'll maybe have it together by the time the girls come through for highschool. It is scary, and it is a huge responsibility but at the end of the day I figure - I can get them to the textbooks but I can't make them learn. So it's really a large percentage on their own shoulders if they can achieve success. And oddly enough I had to read your post and leave a comment that I myself really, really, really needed to hear. Nice. :o)

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  2. Thank you for the encouragement! It is nice to hear from people who have actually done it or are doing it and are surviving. :-)

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  3. Oh I smiled when I saw the title of this post because I wanted to say "me too!" ;) I've got a 16 year old who has been in public school since 1/2 way through 8th grade. He loves it. He's doing well. It's all good. I also have a 9 year old I'm still schooling at home. She is doing well. This too is all good.

    There is one more child. She was homeschooled through 6th grade and then spent 2 years in our local Christian school and in 8 days she will finish there and come home for high school. It seems weird to even type those words!!

    For me, high school is the fear of the unknown and I pray often. In the midst of the anxiety of what curriculum to choose and which subjects to do, I have an incredible peace that I cannot explain. I know that I know that I know she is to come home. I just need my heart to stop worrying. ;)

    Praying for you in your journey!

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  4. I think the fear of the unknown is exactly what it is, Heidi. I don't know how it's all going to fall into place, and it's hard for me as a person who loves control to let go of it.

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  5. I think it is normal to be a little apprehensive, but if God called you to it He will get you through it. I am on my 2nd high schooler and it IS challenging, but worth it! They need home and our influence now more than ever.

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  6. I agree, Mary, and I'm so glad I get to influence them longer.

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