Monday, December 31, 2018

Homeschooling the Teen Years - Picture IDs

Before you start navigating the winding road of first jobs, SATs, driver's training and the like, that is life with teenagers, save yourself headaches and hassle by getting them picture identification cards.

Whether it is a passport (expensive), a military ID (if you happen to be a military family), a driver's permit (if they are old enough), or simply a plain old identification card from the Department of Motor Vehicles (inexpensive) procuring an official photo identification card will make life so much easier.

It is possible to get a job, and even take the SAT without one - but it's tricky.  And since every time you turn around someone is going to be asking to see your teens' photo IDs anyway, they might as well get one as soon as possible.  Then, instead of explaining over and over again that they don't have IDs because they are too young too drive, and they're homeschoolers, so no, they don't even have school IDs, they can just pull them out and move through the line with the rest of their peers.

It's great to be homeschooler, especially when you're prepared.