Welcome to the World of Home Education and Learning Without School!
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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Before contacting us with a question please explore all menus and indexes contained within this site. You may be led to a link off site: Beverley has put together several related web sites on home education in Australia featuring over 700 pages as well as several Yahoo Groups. Beverley is often busy writing new books and booklets for homeschoolers and already spends an hour or two a day answering inquiries. It may take up to a week for her a week to respond to your request for information.
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