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9/1/2005 1:49:26 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Homeschooling Thru High School Newsletter -- September 2005

HSLDA's Homeschooling Thru High School Newsletter -- September 2005

Dear friends,

Thanks for signing up for the Homeschooling Thru High School email
newsletter. We're excited to begin a new school year along with all of

Upcoming newsletters will focus on the practical side of homeschooling
through high school, but this inaugural newsletter is a good
opportunity for us to share a personal note as Home School Legal
Defense Association's new High School Coordinators.

Until just this last year, we both were homeschooling moms. Our
children have now graduated from our homeschools, but we remember all
too well feeling every emotion--from discouragement to weariness to
inadequacy to satisfaction to delight!--as we homeschooled during the
high school years. We struggled through challenging times as we wept
over our children, but we also remember precious times of joy.

As you begin a new year of homeschooling, take heart. Sure, there will
be days when you want to quit--maybe more days than you'd like to
imagine--but know that your work is not in vain. Remember to assess
everything you do this year in light of eternity. You'll stay focused,
keep the proper perspective, and not sweat the small stuff.

Guard against becoming overwhelmed--you don't need to buy every
curriculum you read about on our or on any other website, you don't
need to sign up for every online course that is offered, and you don't
need to compare yourself or your child to anyone else. If family
circumstances warrant simply providing your student with a basic high
school education, that's perfectly fine. If you have the strength,
energy, resources, and time to add some bells and whistles, then go
for it!

Seek out encouragement from those who have already made the journey.
These two testimonials from homeschooled graduates will refresh your
heart. As these young adults share their remembrances of being
homeschooled during their high school years, you'll be reminded that
"the days are long, but the years are short."

Stories from the Home Front

Pass along the encouragement: if you have a friend who is also
homeschooling at the high school level, encourage her to sign up for
this newsletter.

Sign up here:

Next month, we'll discuss the ins and outs of the SAT and ACT tests
that colleges use for admission purposes.

Until then, we are here for you from the first day of homeschooling
right through graduation day!

With joy to you,

Becky Cooke and Diane Kummer
HSLDA High School Coordinators

Have a topic for a future high school email newsletter? Send your
idea to!

What's new on the Homeschooling Thru High School website?

- More online courses

- More internship and apprenticeship information

Due to great demand, HSLDA has extended its offer for the SAT Prep CD
(regularly priced at $199.95, now available to members for just $9.95
to cover shipping and handling).

- Get your copy today!

- Not a member yet? You can join today!

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No one can be everywhere at once. And you can't be at home,
teaching your children, while monitoring your state's legislature.
Through electronic legislative services, HSLDA is monitoring state
legislation for you-watching and listening carefully for any
proposed laws that could erode your right to homeschool.
Join HSLDA today-we'll watch out for your future.

More reasons to join HSLDA...

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