Joe, I need to thank you for taking [my son] on. We met with Cindy today & what a fit! …. Incredible! Cindy left [my son] feeling good (& not like a loser) for the schooling he needs to finish & graduate…& found a way to reduce his course load….. Cindy explained why that heavy course load was not needed & praised him for the classes he had already done…& for his good grades. I haven’t seen him smile about school in a year, so it was wonderful to see him respond so well to Cindy.
Bottom line? She gave him hope! He completed the self-directed plan already (on his own within an hour of her being here) & was ready to submit it to her. She added in work experience & he is thrilled. He told me he liked Cindy & felt he could work with her, instead of being “told” by [another home school provider], beaten down with a huge course load – & receive no willingness to work with him & treat him well. Teens resist being dictated too & prefer feeling empowered & having a say in things. I was so thankful she was so kind to him & he was ready to run with it.
I was panicked I had gotten him this far as an HS-er & to have him miss graduating with 9 credits short! Now I feel relieved & thankful. He will make it!