Jamie’s homeschool day in the life (with a 12-, 13-, & 14-year-old)

Written by Jamie C. Martin of Simple Homeschool

“I feel like soon it will be time for me to get serious about my spelling.”

He brought the topic up in the car over the holidays, on our way to drive by cool Christmas lights.

“I know I can do it, I just haven’t really wanted to put the effort in until now. But I think I’m getting ready.”

I could do nothing but listen, smile, encourage. After all, I have no frame of reference for this type of education myself. I would never have been able to make this type of comment as a young teen, since I never truly owned my education until college.

When allowed to choose, I’ve seen that my children eventually notice their need for the subjects that, in a typical school setting, kids are forced to begin and master so early they never have the chance to even comprehend their relevance.

And who can ever stop someone from learning when they have decided they want to, and when they have all the resources and time they need at their fingertips?

The answer? No one.
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