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  •  Good resources...remember that (3+ / 0-)
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    Moody Loner, angelajean, leftyparent

    even in these tough economic times there may be free resources in less typical places.  Some local/regional newspapers offer guides to discussing the news (one even had a "stock market game" to play with your children.  Farm bureaus often have excellent free resources for science and animal husbandry.  If you are fortunate enough to be near a zoo, state park, science center or natural history museum, be on the lookout for free tours, lectures and special events.

    Finally, don't be shy....if your student has a special interest (accounting or horticulture, for instance), your student can contact local/regional special interest groups on that subject and inquire about materials, websites, suggestions, etc.

    [Can you tell I miss our homeschooling days.....]

    •  So are your homeschooled kids young adults... (1+ / 0-)
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      angelajean

      now?  You've probably shared before but I'm not remembering.  My two kids, unschooled during their teen years, are now 23 and 26 and are immersed in their adult lives.

      Cooper Zale Los Angeles http://www.leftyparent.com

      by leftyparent on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 12:02:52 PM PDT

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      •  Both my sons are young adults with special needs. (1+ / 0-)
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        angelajean

        Each is "excelling" in his own way, although behind the typical schedule and at his own pace.

        Homeschooling was a godsend and I enjoyed every minute.  Both completed high school in "regular school" as it was known around here and I don't regret that; but those homeschooling years are precious to me.

        Thanks for asking, and congrats on unschooling -- a step we never took but always seemed to me to be a "right place, right time" education for so many kiddos who eagerly wanted to learn outside the rigorous box of do-it-now-and-my-way.

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