dirty ethel rackham Posted May 16, 2008 Share Posted May 16, 2008 My oldest will be entering high school age next year. When we started homeschooling 11 years ago with my 3yo and 1yo, we jumped in with both feet, bought the whole lifestyle, and planned to homeschool until college. Until now, I never realized that I have to be teacher, parent of a teen (roll eyes), and GUIDANCE COUNSELOR. I have to plan the 4 years of high school to prep my child for college. I thought it would be easier since my oldest knows exactly what he wants to do. IT IS NOT so easy (whine, whine.) I just spent 2 more hours today researching and I just can't wrap my head around what to do for high school, in what order, what colleges want, what kind of volunteer programs to sign up for and HOW TO PAY FOR IT ALL! Ds is the absent minded professor who will willingly work if someone else lines up the job for him and he actually does not have to talk to strangers. He shudders in fear at having to actually talk to people about doing their lawns. He turned down a paying job at the karate studio, not because he didn't want to teach, but he was terrified at the prospect of answering the phones and having to greet people at the door. He is the poster child for the quirky "unsocialized" homeschooler - except that he is way more socially adept than I was at his age and I went to school. My mom had to line up my babysitting jobs and had to drag me by my hair to the mall to make me apply for a job. (She told me that if I didn't apply, I would have to make my own way home - about 5 miles. ) Talk me down from the ledge, folks!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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