Preparing the Defense

With so many new homeschooling families seeking advice, I thought reblogging this one would be a good idea.

Still Learning Something New

When we started our homeschooling journey some 16 years ago, it wasn’t as popular of an idea as it is now.  I had some awesome seasoned homeschooling moms prepare me with what to say when, not if, but when, I would face negativity about our family’s choice for education.

“What about socialization?”  “Do you have a teaching certificate?”  “Don’t you want them to go to college?”  “They are going to miss so many opportunities.”  “But your kids will be weird.”  “Is that legal?”  These questions have come from church members, neighbors, public school teachers, strangers, and even family members.

I’m glad to have had a “heads up” that these questions would be coming.  And, I am so thankful that I had some ideas about how to handle them.   There’s a good chance that if your family homeschools, you have already had to defend your choice or will at some point. …

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