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A Student Speaks: An Interview with Lydia Ware

Vol. 106, Prg. 21–25
August 15–19, 2011

Do you as a parent wonder how homeschooling will shape your child? This week on Home School Heartbeat, 16-year-old homeschooled student Lydia Ware joins Mike Farris to explain just how homeschooling has helped form her into who she is—a confident, articulate young woman with strong convictions, a love of learning, and an excitement for life.

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Finding Myself in the Place I Started
Relate to This
Freedom to Discover
(Real) Life Skills
Marks of Socialization


Lydia Ware
Lydia Ware has been homeschooled all her life. She is 16 years old and the oldest of seven girls. A proud American country girl from Mount Vernon, WA, she loves anything that has to do with being outside and having fun, including writing historical fiction, training milk cows on her family’s hobby farm and playing Ultimate Frisbee! Lydia is the vice president of education at her local Toastmasters club. She has self-published a book she hopes is the first of a trilogy. After she graduates, Lydia wants to get married and have a family, which she will homeschool of course!

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