Homeschooling a teen after having so many kids was NOT on my list of things I wanted to do. I work from home and have a toddler, so I really didn’t have the time or energy to dedicate to it. When my oldest, Bradyn, started having some struggles in Junior High, I knew it was inevitably what would be best for him, so I looked for what I thought would be the simplest way to just get through the rest of the year. He was already half way through, so I asked around in my various Facebook groups where I had several friends who already were home school families.
One of my friends had a teen in a similar situation and she suggested I check out Time4Learning. It is kind of an all-in-one curriculum that gave my son the basics and gave me peace of mind that the entire year wasn’t a complete waste. Some of the sections were SUPER easy and some I had to work with my son to help him figure it out. He’s super smart, so he blasted through the program pretty quickly. Some of the videos and graphics were pretty juvenile and goofy looking, but I think it kept it entertaining at least. Bradyn ended up doing the entire year of 8th grade in the second half of the year.
I loved that it let him do things at his own pace and any time of the day. My son keeps a weird schedule, so it was nice to be flexible. It really helped him grow as a teenager this year. Time4Learning has a great referral program that I just discovered, of course, at the end of the year. I also discovered this review program that compensates you for your opinion of the program. All of these opinions are my own (and my son’s) and none of this review was written by or edited by Time4Learning. We really enjoyed the simplicity of Time4Learning and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an easy way to finish out a tough year.
My son will be returning to public school this year as he misses his friends and all of the socialization. However, I am so grateful for the freedom that Time4Learning gave us in our time of need!