Tag Archives: High School

Career Videos for Your Teens

In a previous blog entry, I shared several ideas for your teens to discover their strengths and abilities with a view towards helping them narrow down possible post-high school career options. Recently, I came across career videos that may be another interesting way for your teen to explore career options. The US Department of Labor’s […]

Back to School Vignettes | HSLDA Blog

Back-to-School Vignettes

A vignette is a “brief description, account, or episode.” Otherwise known as “bite-sized blogging as the school year ramps back up.” I’m always reluctant to leave summer behind and get back into the demands of a falltime schedule. Every August, I hold out for the latest start date possible. Darren can’t wait for the new […]

Rolling to a Stop: 2015-16 Year in Review

The roller-coaster ride of another school year is rolling to a close. Finally. I wrote about our school plans last August, Hang on Tight. Now the kids are finishing up their subjects while Darren clears out time to administer their end-of-year testing. (Virginia provides several different homeschooling options; we recently switched from religious exemption to […]

Avoid Burn Out | HSLDA Blog

Avoiding Burn-Out

“I only have another ten years,” she said rather sadly. I hadn’t seen my friend in years, and as we were catching up, I was lamenting (actually complaining) about my recent empty-nest status. Geni, the mother of 11 children who has been homeschooling for 26 years, was sad that she only had ten years of […]

A Double Date

Their health book didn’t specifically say, “Go out to a favorite Mexican restaurant and talk this over with your parents,” but that’s what we did anyway. Bookgirl and Gamerboy had reached the section in their health book that talked about relationships — both friendship and girl-boy. Darren thought it would be a good idea to […]