Why Be Crazy Enough to Homeschool?

So a series of questions land in the inbox for a print article on homeschooling, asking how a Christian family makes educational choices for their family? {Why would anyone really be crazy enough to homeshool?}… And I smile and nod… and tentatively, prayerfully, attempt to meander through some of these queries…. but only with no [...]

Yet Another Study Confirms The Effectiveness of Home Education

As far as I know, I first encountered homeschool graduates when I was on the faculty at Ball State University. The ones I met stood out, even in a crowded chemistry or physics classroom. The more I researched homeschooling, the more I came to learn that this was the norm. On average, homeschool graduates [...]

Homeschool Conventions: Why Go?

Why should you go to a homeschool convention? What makes taking the time and money worthwhile? Some of you have children whose challenges make it difficult for you to get away anytime. Why spend precious free time at a convention? Recently two convention organizers explained the goals for their homeschool convention. What those leaders [...]

Five Reasons Best-Selling Author S.D. Smith Backs Homeschoolers to Succeed

Despite the incredible growth in homeschooling and the development of excellent tools to serve those growing numbers of students, homeschooling is still subject to astonishing popular misunderstanding. Note how often concerned citizens still go straight to the “S” word when they hear your family engages in this strange and perplexing practice. You know what [...]

Managing Expectations and Patience in Your Homeschool

I belong to several Facebook homeschool pages and, even when people are only a month or a few weeks into the year, I have read so many stories from parents whose homeschool journey is not going as planned. I have even read some heart-wrenching accounts of moms who are prepared to send their kids back [...]

The Online Homeschool Convention

We’re excited to announce the first Online Homeschool Convention is now open for sign-ups! This brand-new event starts on May 8th and concludes on May 23rd. We’re also thrilled to be a featured supporter of this amazing experience. What makes the Online Homeschool Convention different? We love that the featured speakers are some of the [...]

Homeschool Myths from Socialization to Education

Homeschool myths: from socialization to the quality of education, there are so many myths! Sure, some of them may be true for some people. And for the ones that aren’t—is it truly bad that a 13 year-old hasn’t been subjected to constant negative peer influences and instead has developed wisdom, guidance, and discernment from [...]

A Letter To My Younger Self: Homeschool Edition

If I could send a letter back to my younger self in 1997, when I started to homeschool, here’s what I’d write: Greetings from twenty years from now. Since I remember how anxious we were in 1997, I thought I’d write. (I’m thinking of your shelves of homeschool catalogs—the world’s heaviest security blanket.) [...]