Quick Facts About Homeschooling

Have you ever wondered about the statistics that relate to homeschooling? How many kids are homeschooled? How well do kids that were homeschooled do in comparison to kids who attended public school? You may be surprised by what these quick facts about homeschooling show! For many families, the decision to homeschool their children is one that they feel is a calling. These parents are not going to change their mind no matter what. Other families choose to homeschool because they are dissatisfied with their local public school (and cannot afford to send their kids to private school). There are also … Continue reading

Things to Consider Before Homeschooling

Is homeschooling the best choice for your child, your family, and yourself? That is a question that parents must give serious thought to as they are making the decision about whether or not to start homeschooling a child. Here are some important things to consider before you make the transition from public school to homeschooling. Can you afford to homeschool? Parents who are displeased by the public school that their child has been assigned to might be thinking about homeschooling instead. After all, homeschooling is obviously cheaper than the tuition that a private school would charge. Keep in mind that … Continue reading

What if you could do it over?

What if you could go back in time and talk to yourself about homeschooling?  What would you tell yourself?  What warnings or affirmations would you give?  After homeschooling for a decade, I have a lot of things I would tell myself.  Here are a few: Time goes by so fast.  Enjoy the process every day. Don’t stress over academics, you are doing just fine. Spend more time reading aloud. Go on more field trips. Don’t skip a day praying before school. Don’t get frustrated, children learn at their own pace. A messy house comes with the territory. Take time out … Continue reading