Raising Poised, Confident, and Productive Adults
- Tuesday, February 26, 2002
We all want our children to become poised, confident, and productive adults. Home schooling through high school will help you achieve the goals that you and your children have set.
The first and most obvious advantage of home schooling in high school is the time and opportunities available in which you can demonstrate and attempt to pass on your spiritual heritage, your morals, and your work ethic. Much has been written about these already. Im going to write about other advantages as well as provide practical suggestions to make home schooling your teen easier.
Students who home school through the teenage years tend to be more focused on what they want to accomplish with their lives. Those with artistic natures find they have ample time to immerse themselves more fully in their respective talents: writing, art, music, etc. Those who have an academic passion will find they have more time to read, work on the computer, study foreign languages, chart the stars, and follow their interests at a deeper level. Students who are planning a vocational or technical career can begin an apprenticeship or a work-study in their chosen field. Unlike public schools, there is no waiting on the rest of the class, unnecessary seat-work, study halls, disruptive behavior, or threats to their personal safety to take students minds off what they really want to learn and accomplish.
With the proper guidance from their parents, these young people will enter adulthood poised, confident, and with a solid academic and work ethic background. These responsible and independent problem-solvers will be gladly welcomed into colleges and the work place!
Set Great Goals!
1. World Knowledge - History and Geography are cornerstones to understanding current events, political and socio-economic information.
2. Effective Communication Skills - A person who writes and communicates well is a valuable asset to any college or employer. (Being well read is part of the package. Develop and use a good book list.) Computer communication is becoming an absolute necessity. Hint: have your teen write, write, and write some more.
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