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Common Objections to Homeschooling
John Holt
John Holt answered common questions from homeschoolers and educators.
Homeschooling Isn't About Education
Chris Davis
Sometimes we have a tendency to lose sight of why we've chosen to homeschool. Chris Davis gives a good argument for not just "bringing school home," but looking at the bigger picture of helping to develop a whole person who is using his or her specific talents and callings.
How to Decide If You Should Homeschool
Homeschooling is a big decision. But it may be exactly what your family needs. Think through your educational options with these free homeschool resources.
How to Respond to Haters When You've Decided to Homeschool
If you’ve made the decision to homeschool your children, more than likely, you’ve met resistance from almost everyone who knows and loves you and your children. The best way to address everyone’s discomfort with homeschooling was to make jokes about it, most of which addressed common stereotypes.
Is Homeschooling Right for You?
Karla Kassebaum
The decision-making process to homeschool a child is daunting. If the child presently attends public school, it’s more intimidating. Many people eagerly voice their opinions on home-based education and at times, the debate is heated. However, according to the National Home Education Research Institute, significant growth has transpired in the past three to five years with the homeschool population in 2010 reaching 2.4 million students. But is it right for you? If you are considering a home-based education for your child, here are a few things to consider as you begin your decision-making process.
Making the Decision to Homeschool
Choosing to homeschool a deaf or hard-of-hearing child can offer some complex issues to consider. This articles offers a starting point to explore some of those issues and to help you decide if homeschooling is right for your family.
Making the Homeschool Decision
Homeschooling is a very rewarding experience, but can also be very trying and stressful. The rewards far outweigh the negatives, but you’ll need to take a look at your own life when making the decision to homeschool or not.
Public, Private or Homeschool? Making Peace With Your Decision
A look at three ways of educating your children and how to make peace with your choice.
The Declaration of Educational Independence
Linda Dobson
Linda Dobson provides a wonderful call for independence from the traditional educational establishment, modeled on our own Declaration of Independence.
The Why of Homeschool
Isabel Lyman, Ph.D.
Focusing on homeschooling and the media, Isabel Lyman's doctoral dissertation analysis of over 300 newspaper and magazine articles revealed that the top four reasons to bypass conventional schooling were dissatisfaction with the public schools, the desire to freely impart religious values, academic excellence, and the building of stronger family bonds.
Thinking of homeschooling?
Dr. Samuel L. Blumenfeld
A look at some of the reasons for choosing to educate your children at home.
Why Do People Homeschool?
A look at the academic advantages of choosing to homeschool your child.
Why Do People Homeschool?
Ann Brady
Even parents with diverse lifestyles and backgrounds can agree on the reasons for educating their own children at home.
Why I Homeschool
Penelope Trunk
A look at the many reasons to choose homeschooling over traditional schooling.
Why I Homeschool My Children
A mom shares her reasons for choosing homeschooling for her family.


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