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Homeschooling Teenagers in Real Life

Sometimes I'll be on Pinterest,  and see an interesting looking pin about homeschooling so I'll click through to read it. I'll get as far as the writer telling me about their 5 year old's curriculum until I leave, because those days are far away and long gone for me. When you're just starting out things are much easier, at least they were for me.

When my kids were kindergartners, we didn't use a formal curriculum because I agreed with Raymond and Dorothy Moore about better late than early. But they were so agreeable at that age, and probably through third grade, they would do anything I came up with according to my latest reading of a new theory or method. We unschooled, tried to implement Waldorf, read classics, and lots of other good literature with Sonlight books and Ambleside Online.

Then my kids got older and I faced more resistance. They started having opinions about what they did or did not want to do. I have four kids, ages 10 - 16, in varying degrees …

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