Over the years, I have often thought that homeschooling seems quite a bit like running a really long race. For me, once I’m all done homeschooling, it will be a 16 year long race. The sad part about the race, though, is that when I started on the homeschooling track, I had a LOT of company. Truly, when my children were all little, it sometimes seemed like everybody I knew was homeschooling.
Then, over the years, there were fewer people running with me. People stopped homeschooling for various reasons, a few at a time, here and there. But nothing prepared me for the dramatic drop-off in homeschooling once 9th grade hit. Around here, it is fairly common to homeschool up to 8th grade and then to send high school age children to a brick and mortar school.
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