Homeschooling from the Heart:
A Letter from College
Ever wondered if homeschooling your children will prepare them adequately for college? How will your child handle the academic, emotional, and peer pressures of the formal education environment? Formal studies have shown that homeschoolers' academic abilities often equal or surpass that of their peers, but there's nothing like a letter home to get a glimpse of a real student's experiences!
Dear Mom and Dad,
Sorry it's been so long since I've called. College is crazy busy! You should see the amount of homework they give us for British Literature and Biology. Between assignments, volleyball practice, and work, it's all I can do to fit in time to eat and shower. And sleep? Ha! I've forgotten what it's like!
But I wanted to send you a quick hello. It's amazing what you start appreciating once you're in college. Stuff I never knew I'd need to know is now what's helping me get by!
As a kid, I always kind of wondered what it would be like to go to a "real" school-you know, sit in a classroom with a "real" teacher, give reports, have classmates, and stuff like that. Sometimes I wondered if any of the things we did while homeschooling would really matter once I finally made it to college. And now that I'm here, well . . . remember all those trips we made to the library, coming home with armloads of books? You'd be surprised how the random things I learned in all that reading have come in handy. And remember the many times we sat at the kitchen table, me dissolving into frustrated tears and one of you patiently explaining some math concept for the
zillionth time? You always told me not to let my frustration raise mental walls. That advice still comes to mind when I'm doing French homework. Sometimes I get so lost! But just when I'm most ready to quit, I remember you saying that I'll never understand if I give up . . .
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