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  • Designing your own Personalised Homeschool - Kelly George

  • Raising Kids of Strong Character - Belinda Letchford

  • Get out from under the 'Mother Load' and move from Manic to Marvellous - Shannon Young

  • Unschooling : Birth to 5 - Kristy Pillinger

  • But what about University? - Kelly George

  • Nurturing a Love of Literature - Erin Hassett

  • Homeschooling Multiples: Different ages, personalities, and learning styles - Victoria Gregson

  • 100 interviews later: 10 unforgettable lessons I've learned from homeschooling parents - Grace Koelma

  • Natural Learning : Simply Living - Beverley Paine

  • Respectful Parenting - Brett Darnesh

  • Unschooling our Children, Deschooling Ourselves - Beverley Paine

  • Herding Cats - How to Make Homeschool Groups Work - Tamara Kelly

  • Preparing your homeschooled or unschooled teen for university - Allira Caddies

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  • Motivating your homeschooled teenager (and yourself) without going crazy - Allira Caddies

  • Breaking Down the Barriers to Balance - Shannon Young

  • An Introduction to Steiner-Inspired Homeschooling - Kirstee Raki

  • Skills for Lifelong Learning - Kelly George

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  • Cheat Sheet Bundle: How to Teach Character when you have a busy Family Life - Belinda Letchford

  • Being Homeschooling with Confidence: your crash-course in homeschooling - Kelly George

  • Issue 7 of Mulberry Magazine - Grace Koelma

  • How to be a Brilliant Researcher - Allira Caddies

  • Teen Research Project #1 Refugees in Australia - Allira Caddies

  • Teen Research Project #2 Domestic Violence Community Educator Project - Allira Caddies

  • Mummy Meltdown Eliminator - Shannon Young

  • Free 'Nurture Your Child's Education Expo' family tickets - Kristy Pillinger

  • Erin's Read Aloud Journal - Erin Hassett

  • 30% off the Balanced Babes Retreat - Shannon Young

  • Home Education Association Membership: 14 months for the price of 12

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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 supporter of national, state, regional and local home education groups.

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"Thank you for all your many,many reassuring words
over many, many years. You probably don't know exactly how
valuable you are to the Australian Home Education community.
I've been reading your stuff for maybe 8 years or more now.
And I'm very grateful."

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We began educating our children in 1985, when our eldest was five. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn since 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. We hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was! Beverley Paine

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