Blending School and Homeschool
FAQ: Does anyone else homeschool and have kids at school as well?
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We homeschooled for a couple of years when April and Roger were first at school age, then attended an alternative class where parents could attend and be involved as much as they like for a couple of years. We dropped out when they sprayed termiticide under the school building for six months, then returned as a part-time school and homeschooled family. We had another stint of full time homeschooling, then April chose to go to regular highschool part-time, and finally full-time for years 11 and 12. Her brothers remained completely homeschooled.
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Together with the support of my family, my aim is to help parents educate their children in stress-free, nurturing environments. In addition to building and maintaing this website, I continue to create and manage local and national home educating networks, help to organise conferences and camps, as well as write for, edit and produce newsletters, resource directories and magazines. I am an active support of national, state, regional and local home education groups.
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We began educating our three children in 1985, when our eldest was aged five years. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn as they grew and explored and discovered this amazing world since the moment they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. I hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was!
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