Probably my most requested seminar is the one about homeschooling through high school. I love doing this talk for so many reasons, but mostly because I love being a part of the transformation that happens to the audience every time I do it. Crowds of lovely, eager, and sometimes-anxious people walk into the room not quite sure what they’re about to hear. By the end, a roomfull of smiling, happy parents walk out, confident and equipped to take on whatever high schooling means to them. I just love that.
The absolute highlight of giving this talk is having parents come up at the end and tell me that something I said was exactly what they needed to hear. Sometimes it’s about including courses on a transcript they didn’t know they could. Other times it’s about finally understanding how to turn grades into a GPA. And sometimes, parents just come up and share stories about their kids or tell me about what their students will be studying in high school. I’m happy to say this kind of thing happens a lot after this particular talk!
We talked about everything from putting together a 4-year high school plan to applying to colleges at the end of the road. I explained the traditional, college-prep route to high school success. But I also made sure that families following a different path understood that high schooling should be tailored to a student’s goals and should include anything that makes that child tick. Every child is different, thus every high school plan is different. That’s what makes homeschooling so perfect!
I spend many hours at a computer doing research and writing for homeschoolers. And I spend much of my time on the phone and the emails advising individual families. I love my work each and every day. But I admit it’s days out there in the trenches, hearing from live families and meeting their phenomenal kids that make my heart sing the loudest. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to help you get started right and keep going strong!
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