You may be tempted as a homeschool mom to ignore the academic world beyond your front door, however if you have a homeschool teen please don’t give in to this temptation!
My homeschool teen and I just arrived back from a lovely trip to Boston to allow her to take some rigorous classes at MIT(Massachusettes Institute of Technology). While I pride myself on providing a challenging academic program at home, it was lovely to see my hard work validated and for her to gain experience in a highly diverse academic environment.
This experience required that she find her way on a fairly large college campus and be mentally engaged in several academic topics covered in several classes during the week. On our arrival, my daughter may have felt slightly overwhelmed and little short on confidence that she could do it, however to her surprise she found her way, learned something new, and met new friends. She is now more confident than ever that she is ready for college and life beyond.
I encourageyou, as a homeschool parent, to make every attempt to find micro-expriences such as these to give your student a boost of confidence for their academic future!