Overcoming Homeschool Burnout

At some point in your homeschool journey, you’re bound to experience burnout. It is important to do your best to avoid this though. Otherwise it will affect the learning process. With this in mind, here are a few tips to help you along your journey. Know Your Limits You need to know your child’s limitations …

Homeschool for Kindergarten

Homeschooling for kindergarten surprisingly stirs up a lot of controversy. Apparently, parents who have been responsible for the education of their children for the first five years of their lives are suddenly woefully incompetent. Granted, some have been incompetent from day one, but others continue to do a great job of parenting. Socialization seems to …

5 Tips for Home Schooling a Teen

Advice for Success in Learning Home schooling a child or a teen is a big undertaking, but it is well-worth the effort. However, when teens begin discovering their independence, it can be a little more challenging than teaching a younger child. Consider the following 5 tips for home schooling a teen, and make it a …

Why I Homeschool My 9 Children

I would certainly have to be oblivious to the world around me not to notice the stares, the whispers and sometimes quite loud comments of those around me. The reason for all of the commotion? God has blessed me with what some consider a large family. We have 9 children. Yes, even as I type …

History of Home School

The Pioneering Work of John Caldwell Holt The history of home schooling has consisted of gradual attempts to reform the public school system and a turn toward education within the home by parents concerned about the quality of public education in America. The most important figure in the home school movement’s history has been the …

Homeschool: What Do the Children Think About It?

An Interview and Overview Recently, I have gotten many inquiries as to how my children feel about homeschool. Based on this curiosity and interest, I decided to interview my 9 and 10 year old daughters. These children have attended both public school and school at home, so they are coming from a balanced perspective. I …

Benefits of Alternative Education

The alternative education concept incorporates a format and philosophy that is relatively different from what is involved in regular or standard education. The several and varying kinds of education that is not done in the traditional form target a wide selection of learners. Urban areas in particular are provided with alternative education choices for anyone …

Homeschool Tips: Seven Sites for Spelling

Teach and Practice Spelling Online Spelling can easily be overlooked when homeschooling, at least until standardized test scores return in the mail. Learning to spell does not need to be a boring or painful process. My children and I appreciate online games and tutorials to learn to spell. Here are my seven favorite websites you …

Homeschoolers Working with Former Teachers

How Unsatisfied and Burnt Out Teachers Can Go into Business with Homeschoolers Public and private school teachers disillusioned all of the rules, regulations and testing of schools; the homeschooling community wants you. You may have read in the news lately that a great deal of homeschoolers is outsourcing the teaching part to teachers. It is …