Helping your student discover an unexpected love of learning is every homeschooling parent’s dream. But what if the key to helping is…giving them freedom? On today’s Home School Heartbeat with host Mike Farris, Lydia Ware shares her journey to delight in learning.
My guest this week is a 16 year old prophet of homeschool encouragement. I really like to talk to this young lady, Lydia Ware, I know you’re going to be encouraged as we talk about flexibility in academics. Lydia, how did homeschooling help you with academic flexibility?
Mr. Farris, I really appreciate the way my parents teach my sisters and I. They really try to find a way that we learn best, always trying new things, and giving us the opportunities to expand on what we love. Because of this, I’ve been able to write, illustrate, and self-publish a 220-page book. It is historical fiction; you can find it on Amazon, and it’s called The Young Knight. I originally didn’t care very much for history at all, but I was given the opportunity to expand on what I did love—writing—and what do you know? I find myself the author of a nearly historical book where I did all the research, looked up all the resources and studied the history, and loved it. Through this I realized that I love history! I can remember it so much better when I can study the era and weave lessons and characters throughout the text. Being homeschooled has really given me the freedom to do what I love and to make something out of it.
Look for Lydia’s book online. I’m Mike Farris.