The Right Choice in Attire

I have seen choker necklaces before, but I never thought that it was something that I would want for myself. It is not because I did not think they were nice, because all the ones I saw were beautiful. I just didn’t think that one would look especially nice on me. When my husband decided to tell me that we were going on a cruise for our anniversary, I bought a couple of really nice dresses. One of them is a nice black dress, and I knew that a womens choker necklace would complete the look I was going for with it.

I typically wear jeans and a blouse or tee shirt, which is just not the proper apparel for a nice choker necklace. That is why I could never imagine myself wearing one. However, with my new purchase of the sexiest little black dress I have ever owned, I knew that the only thing that would perfectly complete it would be a choker necklace. Read More

They Kept Me out of Jail

I knew I needed a drug lawyer in Latham NY when I got stopped by the police coming back into the area. I live here and have lived here for some time, and lost my job about five years ago. Since it was in the depths of the economic downturn, and it’s New York where jobs are impossible to find anyway, I turned to selling marijuana to make ends meet. I’m not proud of it, but I have kids to feed and bills to pay so I decided to sell it for money. I’m surprised it took so long to get caught.

The ticket getting pulled over was bad enough, but they found a few ounces of weed that I had stashed underneath the hood. They called in the drug dogs and everything. Fortunately, I was smart enough to insist they get a warrant. That helped later on, after I found a great lawyer to defend me in court. Read More

Home Schooling Through High School

For many parents who have home schooled their children through the elementary years, continuing the process during high school may seem like a daunting task. After all, math and science become more advanced in the teen years, and you may not have been a genius when it came to those subjects when you were in high school. You may also be concerned about the social aspect of your child’s development, as this becomes even more important for teenagers.

But if your son or daughter has benefited greatly from the home school experience thus far, why put a stop to it? Especially with all the online resources available today, it’s definitely possible to give your teenager everything he/she needs to be successful at this stage of the game.

With an older child you don’t have to be a constant guide every step of the way. Of course, a teenager still requires help and guidance, but for the most part a large percentage of the workload can be carried out independently. If you have high-quality learning materials and books at your disposal, your child can work through the subjects alone – if a question ever arises, the Internet, with tons of helpful online information for the curious and home schoolers alike, is just a few mouse clicks away.

Also, you can sign your teenager up for online high school courses, if you prefer that he/she learn directly from a teacher or tutor. There is a wide range of high school courses available online that make it easy to earn a degree, right from the comfort of your own home.

For certain subjects that your child might struggle with, consider hiring a tutor to come to your home a few days a week for lessons. Math and science tutors are the most popular choices, as one-on-one help with these subjects is something most students benefit the most from.

Another option: community college courses. You can actually give your teen an edge if they attend classes at the local community college. For certain subjects, being taught by a college teacher, and interacting with other students who are also interested in what is being taught, this is an excellent way to obtain particular credits and socialize with people who are on the same wavelength academically. You may have to jump through some hoops to enroll your child, but it can be worthwhile in the end.

If you’re worried about neglecting your teen’s social development, there are many ways to make up for any experiences normally enjoyed during high school. Home schooled high school students usually participate in a wide range of social activities, by volunteering, working part-time, and partaking in a sport or musical group. Many home schoolers even plan a prom!

If you believe home schooling is right for your child, there’s no reason to give up when the high school years roll around. There are many ways to make your older child’s home schooling experience one to be cherished.