Am I really qualified?
|Yes! No one else loves your child or cares as
deeply about his success as you do. Experience and
research show that a parent's time, patience, and
commitment to their child, as opposed to any
special training, are what produce superior
What if I mess up my child?
|Most parents are afraid of "messing
up" their children. Consider this...if you are thinking about home schooling, chances
are you are concerned that your
child is being messed up now. We are here to
guide you every step of the way so you and your
children can experience the academic, social, and
personal success that you desire, and you both
May I only start home education
at the beginning of the school year?
|You can begin home schooling anytime during the
year and as early as the day after you decide to
do it? Ask us how!
Who do home schoolers report to?
|It is legal to home school in all 50 states;
however the reporting requirements within each
state vary. Regardless of which state you are in,
the laws allow for the freedom and flexibility you
need to educate your children effectively. For
specific questions about your state's law, feel
free to e-mail me.
Will home schooling take a lot of
|The time spent varies somewhat with the age of
the child, but generally, a few hours per day,
some spent with your child, some with your child
doing their work on their own.
It typically takes less time than a school
day, and there is no homework, leaving
plenty of time for social, family and
extracurricular activities. There is no time spent changing
classrooms or lining up for lunch, recess, etc.
Therefore, home schooling is an efficient,
productive way to learn.
Parents who help their children with
homework in the evenings are already spending a
great deal of time educating their children. The
difference is, in a home setting, the work you do
with your child is under your direction. You are
not trying to help your child produce what the
What about socialization?
|Contrary to what many people may think, the
opportunity for socialization is one of the
biggest benefits of home schooling. There are so
many social opportunities, most families must
discipline themselves to stay home throughout the
week to get their schooling done. Home
children are involved in many activities including
volunteering, scouts, sports, high school dances,
youth groups, outside classes and the arts. They
regularly get together with friends. They also
have opportunities to explore career interests
with adult mentors in a variety of settings not
usually open to students in brick and mortar
schools until summer or after graduation.
schoolers get out in the world where they interact
with people of all ages and backgrounds. They do
not feel the need to limit their social time to
children their same age. It is common for them to
be close friends with children a few years younger
or older, as well as adults in every age bracket.
What about sports?
|Group sports are available to children educated
at home, whether through the local school
district, local recreation center, or through
private businesses. In fact, many advanced
athletes who need to practice multiple days each
week and travel throughout the country choose home
schooling for its flexibility.
What about college?
|Most colleges look favorably on home schoolers
because of their self-motivation to learn. Home
schooled graduates have already developed the
independent study skills that college life
requires. Home schoolers are as academically
prepared as traditionally schooled students, many
times even more so.
What about teaching the subjects
I have forgotten…like Algebra?
|There are numerous options for teaching the more
difficult subjects. If you begin home schooling
when your child is younger, you can enjoy learning
right along with your child. Many parents will
admit that one of the reasons they want to
continue home schooling is the second chance they
are getting at their own education. In addition,
there are software and DVD programs available to
teach your children. Some parents trade courses.
For example, one parent teaches high school
science, while the other teaches high school
literature analysis. Outside classes (such at
co-ops, or hiring a tutor are other ways to meet
your high schooler's needs. Some school districts
allow home schoolers to take independent courses at
the school. The local community college can allow
your student to take a college level course
gaining him high school and college credit
What if my child has an IEP?
|Children with special learning needs are
thriving with home schooling. Some children can't
excel without the customized learning program
possible at home. There, you can provide the
materials that match your child's learning style.
You can adapt your teaching methods and the pacing
to how your child learns best. Once your child's
specific needs are addressed, he will enjoy
learning and you will have created a happy, more
confident student. See