During 2020, many parents felt extra-justified and got less criticism for homeschooling because of school closings. You may feel like a target now, with school attendance returning as a default expectation in many communities. What can you do when people feel comfortable making negative comments about your choice to homeschool? Try one or more of these strategies. Continue reading »
Opposition to Homeschooling
Recently, a visitor commented on a post on TheHomeSchoolMom about educating at home. This visitor expressed sentiments that homeschoolers often hear, including the idea that homeschooling is only for privileged families that can afford for at least one parent to stay home. This Ask Jeanne column is a response to the general notion that homeschooling is out of reach for many families because of finances. Continue reading »
Question: My wife has been homeschooling my 6 and 8 year old daughters for almost 2 years now. At first I was against it but after it caused friction in my home, I decided to support her. Lately, I have been in a dilemma. I've noticed that my wife hasn't done any school work with my kids for months now (about 2 months to be exact). Anytime I mention if they she have done school with the kids, she gets highly upset... Continue reading »
It's not a good practice, but I admit it.
Sometimes I read the comments.
The ones that follow online articles about homeschooling.
Some of the comments are by people knowledgeable about homeschooling.
Some of them are by people who are interested in education and willing to learn about homeschooling.
Some of them are by people who are doubtful about homeschooling.
Some of the comments I enjoy most are by parents who don't homeschool but who are supportive of all kids, regardless of the approach to education.
And some of them are by parents who send their kids to school -- and who are really, really upset with me for homeschooling. Continue reading »