What the Children Think About Homeschooling - a Survey
I am often asked what are the benefits and disadvantages of homeschooling and all too often the answer is from the parents point of view. Home educating one's children is often a daunting task and it can be all-consuming. It's hard for parents to take an objective perspective about how their children feel about being homeschooled.
This comprehensive questionnaire is an attempt to unravel some of the myths that frequent the Internet that homeschooling children are in any way different from schooled children. Over time I hope to accumulate enough responses to demonstrate that a huge variety of children, with different strengths and limitations, likes, dislikes and styles of learning make up the homeschooled population. Email responses to Beverley.
1. How long have you been homeschooling?
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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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