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Doug, Chesca Support Kendra Going Back To Regular School After 4 Years Of Homeschooling
PHOTO BY Instagram/dougkramer, chekakramer
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    Doug Kramer and Chesca Garcia-Kramer gave a warm and reassuring send-off to their eldest child Kendra on the 13-year-old girl's first day back to school.

    "After 4 years of homeschooling you're more ready than ever," Chesca told Kendra in an Instagram post. "You've created good habits, established a study system and you've got your convictions set on stone.

    With the eldest child back to regular school, only the younger Kramer kids Scarlett, 10, and Gavin, 9, are homeschooled by their mom.

    Kendra (center) has the love and support of her parents and siblings.
    PHOTO BY Instagram/dougkramer

    Chesca admitted in her post that not having Kendra around in their classroom setup at home is "going to be weird." She added, "But at the same time, I am so excited to see you bloom and discover more about yourself."

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    The actress and host then gave her equally beautiful and talented daughter more encouragement: "There is so much to look forward to and we will always be here to support you in this new journey. It's gonna be fun, I promise!"

    For his part, Doug also dedicated an Instagram post to "our baby" Kendra, who's now in Grade 8 in a regular school.

    The former pro basketball player recalled that he and his wife felt their eldest was "ready in all aspects" before they even deciding on the teenager's choice of education.

    Doug has only glowing adjectives for Kendra: "She's a hard worker, responsible, studious, and God-fearing child. An example she has collectively shown to Scarlett and Gavin. It's so important as an older sister to set an example to her younger siblings, they follow her actions."

    He went on sharing this anecdote: "Last week, I took Kendra out on a date. Told her how proud I am of her and how excited we all are for her to experience regular school again. Told her lots of advice, and reminded her of her convictions and anchors."

    He added, "She's now at middle school, 13 yrs old. A new surrounding. I'm sure she'll flourish and show everyone how different and amazing she is. Papa and Mama love you so much Keny!"

    Tips in transitioning from homeschooling

    Like Doug and Chesca, many parents who homeschool their children wait until high school to send their children to traditional school, according to an article in Homeschool.com.

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    Whether the homeschooled child goes to a private or public school, here are tips that will benefit both child and parent in the transition:

    • Organize your child's homeschool portfolio and bring it when meeting with the school administration.
    • Get all the paperwork done in enroling your child to the regular school.
    • Discuss any and all feelings your child may have about school. Remember there are no “wrong” feelings and to validate your child's feelings.
    • Explain some school rules to your child and give examples on how to adapt to the setup.
    • Choose to highlight the positive aspects of school, such as making new friends, participating in sports or extracurricular activities, and school events.
    • Try to correct any negative stereotypes your child may have about going to school.
    • Clarify potential misconceptions, such as that all kids are bullies or that teachers don’t have time to help individual students.

    Read also: Homeschooling Pros And Cons

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