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  • Trouble

    I have a 15 year old son who is going into 10th grade at a local charter school. We did homeschooling with him and his brothers for two years but I realized this last year when he had his first year back at brick-and-mortar that his problems had not been solved. He pretty much doesn't care and seems...
    Posted to General Site (Forum) by cea on 07-12-2012
  • Re: Is it ADHD, bipolar (?), now diagnosed with Graves'

    Hi there, Wow...you have certainly been through a lot. I am glad that you posted this so others can hear your story. The HSI community is here to help and support you along the journey. Many homeschoolers face similar challenges such as you described in your post. It is important to have connections...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by hsiamy on 04-10-2008
  • Re: Having # 3 and #1 is an unmotiveated almost 5 year old...

    Hi Tracy, Thanks for posting your questions re: your 5 yr. old. I wanted to take this moment to talk a bit about the 3 stages of childhood and how that plays out in homeschooling. In my former life (before homeschooling) I was a teacher in a Waldorf school and earned a dual degree in Human Dev. and Family...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by hsiamy on 03-20-2008
  • How young can a child be???

    I have a two year old who is curious and inquisitive and very active. I fear if I don't direct his energy into something creative he will run wild. Is he too young to start home schooling? What can I do to help him along. He can count to thirteen...we're working our way to 20, and he says the...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by undaunted1 on 02-18-2008
  • Re: ART for a 12 year old

    WOODEN MODELS (DINO, GATOR ect..) My son is 12 he will be 13 in June He made life size a model of an alligator with his eight year old brother. You can get them in the stores sometimes or online. I did nothing they did it all very cool. Makes a man out of them. They want to paint it camo and hang it...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by bcjkab on 02-04-2008
  • Re: Homeschooling a teenager - HELP!

    Hi Genihanna You are not alone on the teen ride. I assist my sister with her 11 & 12 year old and my children are full grown with the exception of the granddaughter I am raising. My 12 year old niece is so self conscious, feels that she can homeschool when she wants, goes to her room, tells you to...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by KayeT on 01-06-2008
  • Suggestion (not trying to be negative but...)

    I want to suggest a separate forum topic addressing potential problems. I love the positive attitude here, but let's face it - it's not easy. There are all kinds of obstacles and often times embarrassing problems. Where else but here would be a better, "safer" site to get help? I notice...
    Posted to General Site (Forum) by genihanna on 01-06-2008
  • Homeschooling a teenager - HELP!

    As we all know, teenagers' brains aren't right! The things they are going through makes them almost non-human - is my teen from another planet? LOL I am beginning homeschooling my 15 year old daughter - not that it matters, but she is my foster soon-to-be adopted daughter. I love her with all...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by genihanna on 01-04-2008
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