Category: Beginning Homeschooling

Co-op or Private School?

Email of the Day: I recall years ago when my two children were young we enrolled them in a private school that was technically a home school. I am considering instructing my two grandsons ages 8 & 5 in a home school setting. Is it possible for me to enroll 2-3 other children and instruct

Work Full Time and Homeschool?

Email: Can I work full time and still homeschool? Answer: Many people do this. You don’t have to home”school” from 7am-4pm, M-F, from September until June. The law says you get to choose when, where, and how you go about this awesome homeschool journey. Consider, if you will, the math: There are 5,840 waking hours

What the heck is Occupational Ed?

Email of the Day: I am a current homeschooling mother researching Washington Laws in preparation for relocating my family to Spokane. I read your law information and I am wondering about the 11 required subjects. I am assuming it is a matter of state terminology, but what is meant by “occupational education?” I have a

Homeschooling in a group, away from home

Email of the Day: Hi, my husband and I are wanting to have our daughter homeschooled, but not have him or I do teach her. We would like to have her go to a group away from home. Is there anything like that in the East Bremerton area? We are new to homeschooling and aren’t

Obstacles to Socialization

Email of the Day: What obstacles do parents face with socialization of their children? Answer: The question, “‘What about socialization?” is a knee-jerk reaction to the word “homeschooling.” In general, the speaker has no idea what they are trying to ask. Socialization is the process of learning and internalizing the values, beliefs, and norms of