Can Homeschooling Be Easy?

Can Homeschooling Be

The panic hit me like a hurricane.

My eighth-grader would enter high school soon, and I felt totally unprepared.

Transcripts. Chemistry. Physics.

How in the world will I manage it all?  Googling “private schools near here” and “classical online academies,” sent my head spinning.

I can’t remember if I prayed, but a few days later I learned that my friend, Lea Ann Garfias, wrote a book called Home School High School Made Easy.

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This book has been a godsend! With lots of humor, Lea Ann covers each year of high school and each core subject in detail.

Her tips on getting middle schoolers ready for high school are valuable enough to warrant a read.

So can homeschooling high school be easy? Yes, it can when we have a strategy and understand why we’re homeschooling.

Homeschooling will still take time and focus, but when we choose to homeschool in faith, we cut out so much needless worry, which drains our energy.

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Quieting the fear demons is half the battle of homeschooling, and this book steadily reminds the reader to homeschool in faith. I loved this excerpt:

“It takes faith to spend more time understanding than regurgitating. It takes faith to wrestle with the messy truths of history rather than memorizing pithy sayings. It takes faith to slow down math to learn the principles instead of the shortcut.”

I especially drew courage from Lea Ann’s decades of experience, and I enjoyed her perspective as a homeschooled student herself.

Homeschooling doesn’t need to feel like slavery. It can be fun and everything we imagined when we started. We can find impossible joy homeschooling when we find our sweet spot where our teaching style intersects with our student’s learning style.

If you have younger kids, you’ll enjoy Homeschool Made Easy, the first book in the series.

It focuses more on the early and middle school years and gives practical advice in teaching through all the stages of learning.

It takes faith to wrestle with the messy truths of history rather than memorizing pithy sayings. It takes faith to slow down math to learn the principles instead of the shortcut.

It takes faith to spend more time understanding than regurgitating.

I’ve been the mom trying to do too much, pushing my children further and faster than they’re ready to go. This is where we make school hard, Mamas.

Both books will breathe fresh vision into your school days.

If the thought of teaching your child in high school intimidates you, grab a copy of Homeschool High School Made Easy. It’s like having a personal homeschooling mentor or counselor at your fingertips.

This book helped me calm down. Everything I need is in one book. I don’t need to spend hours researching and reading articles.

A bonus, I found the book full of extra parenting wisdom that I wasn’t expecting—teen driving, dating relationships, and the changing dynamics as teens grow.

Its 278 pages are filled with lessons learned and inspiration to love and parent our children well during these challenging years. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

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