Category Archives: Worries and Obstacles

“We’re Homeschooling” – breaking the news to your family!

Updated 9/29/2022. Most parents, even if they are quite committed to the idea of homeschooling, have a few insecurities as the moment arrives to make that final decision and begin homeschooling. The school has an enrollment deadline, and you let it pass. The school bus goes by that first day, and your child is not […]

Does the Thought of Homeschooling Scare You?

  Updated 9/29/2022 Will your child be enrolled in school next year, or will they be homeschooled? It’s a decision that many parents are making right now. You may be an experienced homeschooler and not know it! If you have a preschooler who has been home with you since birth, then you’ve been homeschooling for […]

Loving Learning?

We often talk about the love of learning. Why? Shouldn’t that be a no-brainer and nothing special? Just as natural as breathing? Some children lose their love of learning at school. It can happen suddenly or so slowly that we may not even notice it happening, kind of like a dull constant pain that a […]

Thanksgiving Survival Tips for Homeschoolers

Updated 9/27/2022 Thanksgiving is the first big family holiday of the school year, and you may be seeing some people for the first time since you started homeschooling. It’s possible that someone may express their worry, so just take a deep breath and be prepared! You really can have wonderful holiday visits with family and […]

Changing Public Opinion About Homeschooling

Updated 9/27/2022 Rude comments from the inlaws. Strange looks in the grocery store. A raised eyebrow at the doctor’s office. A front page news story that perpetuates a homeschooling myth. A soccer friend who tells your kid they will never get to college because they are homeschooled. We know homeschooling works, but we’re often surrounded […]