Hudson Valley Parent

HVP January 2019

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18 Hudson Valley Parent n January 2019 throughout the process. Some homeschooled students begin college coursework at their local college as early as age 16, even earning their Associate's degree by the time they graduate from high school. Lisa, a Middletown mom, shares, "My husband was homeschooled and went to college and became an electrical engineer." 6: How do you have the patience to homeschool? I view homeschooling as an extension of parenting. At first, you have no idea what you're doing, and you're scared, but you build your confidence through experience, learn from your mistakes, rely on others for support when necessary, and keep going until suddenly you are moving forward. People ask, ""How do you keep your kids from fighting all day? My kids would drive me crazy with the arguing!" Lisa, a homeschooling mom from Fishkill, explains, "Some days, my kids aren't listening, and keep getting into fights. Other times, they're excitedly doing a science experiment, or researching a community service project, even cuddled up on the couch reading. Those moments make it all worth it." Stephanie Sandler is a clinical psychologist and mom who writes about homeschooling and gluten-free cooking and health. The results are in! We asked our readers: Do you/would you homeschool your children? 56% said yes 44% said no When kids can inspect and learn on their own, the experiences and memories are just as valuable as the academic aspects. HOMESCHOOL (Continued from Page 17) Experience the Dutchess Day Difference Preschool through eighth grade Traditional learning in an innovative environment Our busing districts include: Arlington, Dover, Hopewell Junction, Hyde Park, Millbrook, Pine Plains, Rhinebeck, and Webutuck. For more information, please contact: Christine Whiting, Director of Admissions: 415 Route 343 . Millbrook, NY 12594 Phone: 845.677.5014 Dutchess Day School

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