back on our journey, the early years, while important, were
not as important as "the middle years". They were
the foundation for the later years in my student's education.
middle years are the years when a student discovers the things
they are really good at and what they really like to do.
the time a homeschooled student reaches the "later years",
they have a balanced view of their abilities and inabilities.
They have developed their own goals. They welcome differing
viewpoints and generally can intelligently, participate in a
debate of opposing opinions. They generally do not care about
peer pressure and can communicate effectively; group-think is
a foreign concept. I found all of this to be true. Home study
helped with college level learning. Where a public school peer
may struggle with collegiate expectations, the homeschooled
student already understands.
In addition to our home studies, we traveled. Travel is one
of the best teachers. We didn't randomly travel, it was always
part of what we were studying. Travel required my student to
have confidence in decisions and creativity in problem solving.
The travel experience my student gained has helped him in his
can discover what we studied at: Our
Course of Study.
can read in detail about how to develop your own course of study
in my books.