Home School Heartbeat Radio Program
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Busy parents often feel overwhelmed by the administrative tasks associated with homeschooling. Today on Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith talks about how support groups can help with this burden.
Many states still have laws that require homeschoolers to keep comprehensive records of their homeschooling. Other states have no record-keeping requirements, but homeschoolers do so as a matter of personal preference.
Detailed records can be helpful to a new homeschooled graduate trying to get into a college or the military. Any number of opportunities open to young adults will require them to present some record of their high school work.
Busy parents don't often have the time to devote to these administrative tasks. However, many homeschool groups across the country have been established to help out. Some even offer formal high school academic planning and counseling. Transcripts, testing, and diplomas are now nearly universal among homeschoolers.
Initially, such services sprung up quickly for homeschoolers in states like South Carolina and California, where the legal climate was bad for homeschooling. Now you can find administrative services practically everywhere. Parents have realized their value even though legal crises have passed.
By cooperating with one another, even relatively small homeschool support groups can provide important resources for homeschoolers. Groups can and should lean on the diverse talents of individual members.
Professional service from support groups will be invaluable to homeschoolers in the future. It will relieve busy parents of burdensome details so they can concentrate on teaching and loving their children. And until next time, I'm Mike Smith.
If you'd like information about a support group in your area or you'd like to know how these support groups assist homeschoolers, then ask for our free excerpt from Michael Farris's book, Future of Home Schooling. Check us out online at www.homeschoolheartbeat.com. That's www.homeschoolheartbeat.com.