Professional Photographer at 16. Homeschooled? You Bet!

When teen photographer Ella Kerrisk declares on her website that she gladly takes on “any challenges,” it’s not just bravado. The 16-year-old homeschooler has the credentials to back up her claim. Whether through family interaction, academics or community service, she has channeled a variety of experiences into honing the skill she treasures. “I’ve loved photography […]

Free Trade Agreements

We have been wrestling with a long-running trade imbalance in our household. The difficulty arises from the diversity of actors participating in the economic exchange, including a sophisticated child who exercises a strong sense of noblesse oblige, a canny child with a knack for bargains, an impetuous child who is a sucker for a good-sounding […]

Launch-Pad Homeschooling

I don’t have any proof of this, but I really think that College Admissions People make up complicated rules just for the heck of it. Recently, Darren and I attended a local informational workshop on preparing high schoolers for college. Throughout the presentation, I found myself imagining College Admissions People’s strategy meetings going like this: […]

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