Home schooling is a big commitment. Considerations are many. Once you make the decision to forego sending your child to a classroom, another set of considerations pop up. Not only do home schooling parents need to navigate mandatory education requirements, they live with cultural and individual opinions about their choice to steer the way their child learns.
One home schooling mother of a young child sent us this email and shared a link to an article she found useful. We share them both with you in hopes that you will find them useful.
“I’m going to make a big pile of lego parts, and I’m going to just experiment with them and see what I come up with,” says my child from the other room as I sort through emails at my desk and come across this article about homeschooling. The mood of relaxed enjoyment of the “experimental process,” resonates with the tone of the article. As for whether my child fulfills the “standard” of his age group, I do not know, and I sometimes feel insecure. But when I recognize that mood and tone of love for the learning and playing and creating process I breath a sigh of relief. It is hard sometimes to hold that confident recognition when it remains outside the mainstream box. Thus I appreciate such articles and pass it along to you."Last modified on