Resource: Older Kids - Decompression
Website: Older Kids - Decompression
Author: Cohen, C.
Publisher: Home Education Magazine
URL: http://www.homeedmag.com/HEM/161/161.99_clmn_ok.html
Year: 1999
Description: This article discusses the reality that can occur when a child is taken out of public school and homeschooled. Prior to beginning homeschooling, these parents have high hopes. They envision kids industriously attacking curriculum, running a business, publishing a book, graduating early, and winning big scholarship money. Some of those things may happen, but - in the first days and weeks and months of homeschooling - reality bites. Most new homeschooling families with teens deal with an adjustment period called decompression.

Comments: Contributed by: DITD Team Member on 4/29/2005
This is a good article for families who have just started to homeschool. It is often a big change for a student to go from public institutional education to homeschool. This article offers advice for handling decompression.

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