Sue’s Notes – Grown Homeschoolers

April 15, 2016

Hi All! 

I’m getting back on track with the short Fridayupdates – yes, that means you’re hearing from me twice this week! If you’ve missed any of the recent past issues, here are a few links for you. 

Teens and College Admissions
Tips About Learning

I hope you have a fabulous weekend. If you need any help, be sure to email me!   



Grown Homeschoolers

This week I want to let you know about a program that will be live-streamed on Monday(April 18) in the evening. It’s called For the Love of Learning and is typically hosted by Lainie Liberti. She is homeschooling her own teen and has been traveling around the world for several years – yet she continues to produce these thought-provoking shows everyMonday night. 

But this Monday, Lainie asked me to fill in for her as host.  And, what do I want to talk about? Grown Homeschoolers – of course! 🙂 

Here’s the talk description:

Tonight we talk with three young adults who were homeschooled during their teen years. They participated in Sue’s book, Homeschooled Teens: 75 Young Adults Speak about their Lives without School and are here to answer the questions everyone wants to know… like:

  • How did they learn?
  • How did they make friends?
  • Did they feel they “missed out” on anything?
  • What are they doing now?

These three grown homeschoolers are going to answer these questions and more! You’ll be surprised at how they made friends, got along with family, and explored unique learning environments. They’re eager to share the benefits and advantages they experienced through homeschooling. Their lives were (and are!) full, rich, and happy.

Bring your doubts—reassurance is on its way!

Here’s the link to read more about my 3 guests, Jared Martin, Rose Sorooshian, and Michael Patterson.  

I hope you can join us live, or watch the recording later. It’s going to be fun!  


Resourceful (& Inspiring!) 14-year-old 

Teenage Liberation Handbook
Now free as PDF!

The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education was originally published in 1991 by Grace Llwellyn. Now it’s available to you for free! It’s designed partly for the parents, but mainly for the teen who is thinking that the regular brick-and-mortar school isn’t working out for them. Even though it was written 25 years ago, the points are all still valid. It’s full of practical advice, ideas, and encouragement.  I hope you’ll read it – since it’s free, and downloadable in multiple formats right now! 🙂 

Here’s what the Bloomsbury Review says on the front of the book:

This is a very dangerous book. It contradicts all the conventional wisdom about dropouts and the importance of a formal education. It is funny and inspiring. Do not, under any circumstances, share it with a bright frustrated high-schooler being ground into mind fudge by the school system. This writer cannot be responsible for the happiness and sense of personal responsibility that might (result). 

“In the end, the secret to learning is so simple: Think only about whatever you love. Follow it, do it,
dream about it…and it will hit you: learning was there all the time, happening by itself.”

Grace Llewellyn 


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