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Hi, not sure if I've posted here before. I'm just so overwhelmed with the info.

Anyway, I just need some encouragement. I ordered the 8th grade Oak Meadow curriculum for my son today. He's a smart kid, tests well, but doesn't perform well in school due to lack of focus in getting homework done. So I decided since I'm home with my new babe, I'd try homeschooling for a year to see how it goes. I can't do any worse than the school has been, that's for sure!

I know a lot of people unschool, but I'm just not ready for something so unstructured yet. We're going to supplement the Oak Meadow with learning Japanese, computer tech (I'm a computer techie and so is my hubbie), cooking, sewing, ancient egypt, environmental concerns, etc.

Anyway, guess I just wanted words of support that yes i CAN do this
 

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Yes! You CAN do this.

Just remember that FLEXIBILITY is the key to happy homeschooling. If something isn't working - put it away and do something else. You may or may not come back to it, and it's O.K. If you get off track of your schedule - it's O.K. If you drop, say Japanese, and decide to look into Marine Biology instead mid-year - it's O.K. If you end up only doing part of the curriculum, or doing it out of order, or doing it by following the schedule to the letter - it's all O.K. O.K.?


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You can do it. So can he. The nice thing about an 8th grader is that you don't have to sir down and teach them everything. There's a lot he'll be able to do on his own. It sounds like you have a lot of good stuff picked out to do.
 
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