Society in general is in touch with the need to help prepare our children for the physical changes that come with adolescence.
But what of the emotional, social, intellectual and academic ones?
Time to Talk to an Emerging Scholar
- The skills that you might consider “prerequisites” to the privileges of Scholar Phase
- How to create a Scholar Contract
- Guidelines for a pre-Scholar Phase transition meeting
- Ideas for Clubs, Projects, and Peer Activities to facilitate a successful Scholar Phase
- What rules parents should follow to stay out of the way of the Scholar’s success
- When to use classes and outside mentors
- … and much more.
For more on helping your youth with this exciting Transition, see the “Related Topics” list at the end of the article, “Homeschooling for Excellence: What is Scholar Phase?” >>
- Our is to be on the watch for pathologies (like emotional blocks that need healing, like impacted teeth that need redirection).
- Ours is to create an optimal developmental environment (like physical/emotional/intellectual/social: nutrition, rest, love and inspiration).
- Ours is to enjoy this moment, and understand and communicate our trust in the process to the young one who is struggling through so much change in so short a time–and with so little experience to make sense of it with.
~Oliver and Rachel DeMille, TJEd.org