The moment she turned thirteen, my daughter became bored with school. It was instant, just add a birthday!
Day in and day out was the same old story: MOM, this is really boring stuff that I learned long, long, long ago… I finally had to do the unthinkable: test her. For a child who hates testing, she did very well. So well, that I had to reassess our whole approach to homeschooling.
Books, science kits and curriculum was ordered, shipped and dully received. Then, school started at high school level: no ceremony, no graduation and no congratulation.
However, there was a very funny feeling in the pit of my stomach. I had to do something “official” about her graduating eighth grade.
First of all, please accept my apologies for not believing you. I just received this amazing commencement speech. It says exactly what every grad needs to hear:
You can do it!