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We began educating our three children in 1985, when our eldest was aged five years. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn as they grew and explored and discovered this amazing world since the moment they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. I hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was!
Home Educating Older Teenagers
© Beverley Paine
"My son is 17 and has been working casual work since on a part time basis but, we have agreed that he needs to get back into the education system and feel that homeschool would be ideal." Amy
I think young people of this age would benefit most from enrolling in distance education - either through the state public school system or through TAFE.
Your son can pick up year 11 and 12 subjects and work towards his high school certificate in his own time and at his own pace in most cases, or work within the college schedule.
Contact your local TAFE institution, or phone the Education Department and ask about distance education. Don't worry about entry criteria at this stage - simply get them to send you as much information as they can. There are usually ways to get around restrictive criteria - the first thing to find out is if this kind of education would suit your son.
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