- Starting Out?
- Little Ones
- Young Adults
- What We Offer
Learning can only happen when a child is interested. If he’s not interested it’s like throwing marshmallows at his head and calling it eating.
"What does the young adult *want* to do?"
How about joining with the local woodworkers guild.
Know an artist in your area who would be willing to sit with your son/daughter each week either or at your house or theirs?
Is there a community group that does pottery? portraits? landscapes?
What about a job working with a lawnmower repair place? Or a bicycle shop?
If s/he knows how to fix bicycles already he can set up a shop at your place. Most bicycle places don't do puncture repairs anymore, they just change the tube.
How about orienteering?
Tennis? Squash? Swimming?
Are there groups in the area that s/he can join.
Motivation and Compliance
How long do yours spend 'doing school'?
The older they are the more they do. They understand that more work (either schoolwork or housework) is a sign of growing up.
Expect 5 "subjects" (not necessarily all every day), plus housework & family discussion time.
Morning and an hour or two in the afternoon for a young adult.
Have they jobs outside of their formal education?
What age do you finish 'school'?
Let your goal be more "an adequate level of education" rather than finishing at a particular age. Eg all high school sciences, Calculus, general History/Geography, plus a decent amount of English.
Go for as long as possible to the degree needed for their chosen study or career path.
Is there any other advice on the high school years that would be helpful for our parents?