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  • School Registration Bill Worries Welsh Families
    September 24, 2012 -- A new bill in the Welsh Assembly proposes registration for home educated children and sparks thoughts reminiscent of the 2010 Badman Report in Great Britain. Read More

  • 10 Ways To Save Money On Homeschooling
    September 20, 2012 -- More and more parents are deciding that homeschooling is the correct choice for their kids. Read More

  • Homeschooling 101: Busting some long-held myths about home education
    September 19, 2012 -- Homeschooling is on the rise of the United States. Read More

  • Honduras: home schooling your children can broaden their horizons
    September 19, 2012 -- This year, I am homeschooling my three children, ages 10, 7 and 5, on an extended international adventure. Read More

  • Back to School – the Homeschool Edition
    July 30, 2012 -- As local school students prepare to head back to the classrooms, so too do many homeschool students – they just don’t have quite as far to travel every day. Read More

  • Persecuted & Exiled Swedish Homeschoolers “Walk to Freedom,” Vow to Fight On.
    July 19, 2012 -- STOCKHOLM - After walking some 120 miles over six days in the “Walk to Freedom” as a protest against Sweden’s controversial new ban on homeschooling, Read More

  • Homeschool Or Public School?
    July 14, 2012 -- It's an election year and that will likely mean a lot of talk about the American education system. Read More

  • Homeschoolers stage march to exile
    July 10, 2012 -- Dozens of Swedish home educators from will walk 100 miles from the town of Asko to Stockholm then board a ferry to the nearby Aland Islands, Read More

  • HSLDA Back in Court to Defend Stielers’ Parental Rights
    July 09, 2012 -- Home School Legal Defense Association is preparing for our second round of court battles as we defend the rights of Ken and Erin Stieler to direct the medical care of their 8-year-old son, Jacob. Read More

  • How to Avoid Homeschool Burnout
    July 9, 2012 -- We spent some time with several veteran homeschool speakers this weekend, and there is a troubling trend they are seeing—moms who are just burned out on homeschooling. Read More

  • Homeschool Groups: What Do You Bring to the Table?
    July 09, 2012 -- If a bunch of people get together in a room and don't say anything what happens? Read More

  • Officials Overstep Their Bounds, Families Threatened
    July 6, 2012 -- Four homeschooling families living in Austria say local officials are “frustrating” their efforts to home educate their children. Read More

  • Home-school Happenings: Making it work for all families
    June 21, 2012 -- Excuse me while I jump up on my soapbox for a minute or two. Read More

  • USA Olympic Diving Trials Include Several Homeschooled Hopefuls
    June 18, 2012 -- This week, USA Diving is holding the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. The competition will be tough. Read More

  • African-Americans increasingly turn to home-schooling
    June 16, 2012 -- It’s the end of another school year, and for a growing number of African-American kids, it will be their last outside the home. Read More

  • Graduation— Different Paths, Same Result
    June 13, 2012 -- It’s that time of year again when high school kids all over the country are marching down aisles in caps and gowns in celebration of finishing a goal. Read More

  • Is it time to think about home schooling your child?
    June 12, 2012 -- For the past 21 years I have taught economics to more than 14,000 college students here in Central Florida. Read More

  • Virtual Charter School: “School at Home” not Necessarily Homeschooling
    June 11, 2012 -- An increasing number of Ohio families are seeking membership with HSLDA after dissatisfying experiences with Ohio virtual charter schools. Read More

    June 10, 2012 -- AN American mother is giving hope to thousands of British families worried by a chronic lack of school places by revealing how children can be taught at home. Read More

  • Misplaced Reports Lead to Court
    June 6, 2012 -- By mistake, the Trinells’ (names changed to protect privacy) homeschool reports were not delivered to the superintendent of the local school district. Read More

  • Home-school Happenings: Useful books for home-schooling
    June 5, 2012 -- After you’ve been home-schooling a while, you realize that certain books, materials and websites are “old standbys” Read More

  • Upset Neighbors Cause Problems for Homeschooling Family
    June 4, 2012 -- The Kestars (names changed to protect privacy) recently moved to Pennsylvania next to neighbors who objected to their homeschooling their son Jacob. Read More

  • Bulgarian Officials Persecute Pastor over Homeschooling
    June 4, 2012 -- Authorities in the former communist nation of Bulgaria are reportedly persecuting a pastor and his family over their decision to homeschool, Read More

  • PABIS: HB 39: Georgia homeschooling law changes
    June 2, 2012 -- Some changes have been made to the homeschooling law in Georgia, and they will go into affect in the 2012-2013 school year. Read More

  • Officer to Mom: “I’m Taking Your Children Into Custody Now”
    June 1, 2012 -- After attending to a load of laundry and returning to her front yard where her children were playing, Read More

  • Unpacking the Scores: Using Annual Testing to your Homeschool’s Advantage
    June 1, 2012 -- Homeschool families across North Carolina share at least one fate with traditional educational institutions Read More

Homeschooling is Rewarding

"What in the world were you thinking!" I'm sure you've probably heard this from others or told yourself this same statement. The thought of homeschooling your children may have seemed like a great idea at first. Especially if you have only boys! What father wouldn't want to teach their sons about science by going fishing? Fishing is a science right? But then reality hits you. Yes you may be good in math or science, but you're not knowledgeable in everything (although we pretend like it, right guys?). Then there are so many questions that start going through your head. Where do I get curriculum, what curriculum should I use, can I really do this, and of course what about socialization? Let me put your mind at ease. It's not as difficult as it looks.

Relax and have fun. The main objective to parenting is to teach children how to become adults. The reason you are homeschooling is to enjoy the time spent with your children and to learn together. You want to help your children learn how to learn, teach them how to figure things out, to work through problems. Once they understand the basic principles of math, language, or life they can accomplish much. Here is something you might want to think about. In the typical school, one teacher spends 6-7 hours teaching 20 children. This is equivalent to one on one tutoring for 1-2 hours a day. Learning is a lot easier in a relaxed atmosphere with this type of one on one attention. And when it is all said and done, you will have taught your children something more valuable than what is written in a schoolbook. You will have shown them how much you loved them.

Read more reasons as to "Why are we homeschooling?"

Getting Started

Start talking to people you know who already homeschool their children. They will have plenty of good advice to get you started. If you don't know any homeschoolers then try to find a homeschool support group in your area. Many churches also have organized homeschool support groups. Check around and see what you can find.

Next you should find out about the homeschooling laws in your state. Different states have different requirements. Some states have testing requirements. Some have specific curriculum requirements. State support groups generally have a summary of their state laws. Check the listings on our State Homeschool Support Information page or ask a local support group.

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