Category: Homeschooling Secrets

Homeschooling’s Dirty Little Secret

Here’s Homeschooling’s Dirty Little Secret: We are *all* completely terrified that we’re going to mess up our children. We are all totally scared that in choosing this homeschooling thing, they’re going to miss out on something that they would have got in public school, that they’ll have some gap that they won’t be able to

Can you recommend a curriculum? (A: No, I can’t).

Email of the Day: We’re just starting out mid-year. I need some help or recommendations as to curriculum. Most of the things I’ve found on my own have a world-view that’s not a good fit. Answer: This is, I fear, an impossible question. It is one that only you and your son can answer. Here

Dear Lurker

Psst. Yeah — I’m looking at you, my dear lurker. Your kidlet is still in public school, but you’ve been lurking around this page, contemplating homeschooling. But Jen, you say, here’s the thing: my kidlet does really well in school. A+ student. Talented and gifted. And bored. I’m terrified, Jen — I’m terrified of homeschooling

Middle School Suicides Reach an All Time High

This is a hard one to talk about. Middle School Suicides Reach an All Time High Here’s what I want you to know: If this is you and your kidlet, and this is why you are contemplating homeschooling — you are not alone. Take a look at this:…/20…/the-danger-back-school It’s November. It’s going to get

Homeschool before Hogwarts

For your consideration: “Hogwarts’ young witches and wizards usually start their first year when they’re around 11 years old. So how do they get an education in their first decade? “Most are homeschooled, because they aren’t really able to control their powers,” Rowling revealed in a 2007 interview with TIME magazine. “It would be too