When I started homeschooling my oldest 12 years ago, I was so excited at the new journey which we would be embarking on. I saw it as an adventure. We joined a homeschool support group and quickly made lots of new friends. Along with these new friendships came a deeper commitment to homeschooling as we developed a greater vision for our homeschool, our kids and our family. We never considered another alternative to educating our children, even through the challenges, and even with our child with special needs.
As my oldest got closer to starting high school, my doubts about my own abilities to homeschool high school began to emerge. We still did not consider public school or private school. Home is the most natural place for our children to learn. I began to read, listen to speakers and to research online all that I could on homeschooling high school. I educated myself on the requirements, the classes available, resources and curriculum. Now as my oldest is close to her last year of high school, we're beginning to look at homeschool-friendly colleges. Oh, how I miss those easy elementary years! But we're embarking on a whole new journey as our oldest gets closer to adulthood. A whole new adventure for her and for us awaits us.