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Homeschooling can be challenging when you have a high school student, and you are trying to teach him or her algebra. In teaching two of my daughters, I received help from a local college. Some college students needed internship credit, so they were very willing to help out.

One curriculum that I used with one of my daughters was called American High School. It was inexpensive and easy, and she received high school credit for it. In fact, she could have graduated two years early, but she chose instead to finish it only one year early. She was able to use this curriculum on her own.

My goal as a homeschooling parent was to explain concepts well, so that my child could understand them. You probably have this goal, too. If a child can learn reading, it will help him or her with vocabulary and reading comprehension. If a child can read well, it makes everything a lot nicer.

Your goal and object is to understand concepts and to pass that understanding along to your child. For example, if a child can get a good grip on phonics and, thus, learn to read well, their school life will be a lot less complicated. My objective and goal always was phonics. I worked very hard to understand and to help my child understand. The main part of homeschooling is helping the child understand. When they understand, they can comprehend concepts.

Starting out on homeschooling can produce considerable anxiety for a parent. You may feel like you must complete assignments, and this creates a lot of stress and pressure for you. One way to start out is with familiarity. Have the child repeat "sat," "cat," "bat" over several days. Then, naturally, the child will start saying it on their own. An excellent website to use for practicing phonics is http://www.starfall.com.


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