Writing a letter to your confirmation candidate

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.

I have three such letters saved on this blog:

Confirmation letter to my daughterConfirmation letter to my fourth sonConfirmation letter to to my third son
I've asked my children what they remember about the letter they got from me and their dad, and also what they remembered about the letters they received. 
The answer was not much, or at least nothing specific. In general they were happy to have gotten a bag full of letters and there was a sense of feeling loved and supported. I guess that's the main thing - for them to have a sense that this is an important step in their spiritual growth, and that people they know, love and respect have taken the time out of their lives to let them know that! So here are some tips on procuring and writing letters for young confirmation candidates. Start thinkin…

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Do you have questions about homeschooling high school? I did, too!

Back in 2009, I was full of questions about homeschooling through high school. I managed to dodge a bullet with my first son by putting him in my school district's digital academy, but I wasn't totally happy with his education there.

What I really wanted was an extension of all of the rich learning my kids and I had experienced in elementary and jr. high. I felt my other children had really blossomed in that atmosphere. But how could that continue into high school in a way that they would go into the world with a coveted high school diploma?

Homeschooling high school resources

The questions darkened my mind as I lay awake many nights.

 Questions such as …

How do you keep records?
What subjects do you need to cover each year?
How could I turn experential learning into a credit?
Can you award a high school diploma?
How can you get your child into college?
and if you can get your kid into college, how can you get financial aid for college?
So many questions!

I found the answer to my homeschool high school questions through Lee Binz, The HomeScholar. In searching my archives I found that I first started reading and blogging about Lee's work as a professional homeschool high school guide back in 2010. 

If I could summarize Lee's main message it would be that every parent is their child’s best teacher. Who else would know my children or have as much interest in their educations as well as my husband and I do? All I needed was some guidance and encouragement. I found that in Lee Binz's workshops, books and educational programs.

You can get the help you need to get started homeschooling high school and keep going all the way through graduation with  The Silver Training Club.

You will get new resources each month:  

  • The HomeScholar Planning Guide: to ensure you are aiming for college as you homeschool through high school
  • College Planning Calendar: for every year from middle school through senior year
  • GPA Calculator and Conversion Chart: to calculate your student's GPA for any of the transcript templates 
  • Full Package of The HomeScholar Transcript Templates and Samples: just choose the one you like best and get started on a transcript that will make your child look their best to colleges 
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  • How to Write a School Profile Letter: including sample school profile letter
  • FAFSA Help Resource Pack: everything you need to navigate the FAFSA and get financial aid.
  • Homeschool High School Diploma Templates: to award your child at the end of their homeschool journey.
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