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"And also, a thank you for your continuing effort you put into supporting homeschooling parents! Everytime I read your writing it feels like a pat on the shoulder, and that feels really good...thanks..." Maaike

"Also, I would like to note that I feel specially inspired by Beverley's work and, the more I read her comments, the more inspired I feel, since my need for support, respect for different parenting styles, and information are fully met." Marijo

"Thanks so much for the emails Beverley. I purchased some of your books earlier in the year and they are fantastic resources, we have only started home education this year and they have been an amazing help to me! So thank you, please keep publishing!" Narelle

"Just wanted to let you know that your books have been such a help and encouragement to me . I have hungrily devoured all but one already. I was relieved to know that I wasn't the only one who didn't get it "right" first pop, and that it doesn't make me a doomed failure for the rest of my children's education." Christine W

'Thank you so much for your wonderful books and booklets. I received your books and booklets a few months ago. They have been informative, thought provoking and enjoyable reading. Thank you for your generosity in helping me to make a start in my home school adventure... The information you supply is real and generous. It is fantastic reading. I am so inspired and your honesty is so rare. Most books do not really explain "how" as well as you do. Often times I am still left feeling yes that was good information but I am still not sure what to do. But your books you explain; your first-hand experiences and what to do. I really feel I now have the confidence to develop my own learning program. Thank you for all your efforts in making your valuable information available to those of us interested in homeschooling. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Tracey, SA

"Thank you very much. I was in a bit of a muddle of to many work books not enough motivation and was feeling it was all to hard, then I got your books, I've read 'learning to love reading' and it has certainly given me a huge attitude change. Thank you for your inspiring words of wisdom. My children will thank you as well I'm sure. Great work."

"Just read the latest copy of your Homeschool Australia Newsletter and your various postings around the message boards and I have to say that I cannot seem to get enough of your writings on the whole home ed subject! You portray a lot of wisdom, knowledge and experience and your readers stand to gain much from what you write. So....please continue, you are making a difference! The more I read and hear and see, the more I know I've done the right thing by my child in removing him from school. It's not always easy however he is a different person and has gained much in the last few months. Thank you." Maree, NSW

"Its great how you have the knack of putting what I'm thinking, into clearly expressed words. Thanks for that." Gabrielle, Qld

"Thank you so much for your wonderful website!  I was getting quiet frustrated with finding appropriate information on homeschooling, especially as we will be travelling around australia while doing it, therefore limited in what resources/agencies we can use.  Thanks to your website we are now on the right track." Rachael  

"I loved all your articles, Beverley. They are really interesting, practical and personal. It's great to read about someone who goes up and down in motivation/mood and getting on with homeschooling on a day-to-day basis." Amber B.

"I don't know whether I ever let you know how much of an inspiration you were to me when we were starting out on our homeschooling journey....I have most of your books and regularly peruse them whenever I feel overwhelmed or stifled or just plain tired... Thankyou for your unending support for homeschoolers ... by sharing your experiences, we are into our third year of homeschooling and enjoying it thoroughly... Thank you..." Marina, SA

"Thank you so much for your wonderful website! I was getting quiet frustrated with finding appropriate information on homeschooling, especially as we will be travelling around australia while doing it, therefore limited in what resources/agencies we can use. Thanks to your website we are now on the right track." Rachael.

"I had a good long browse around your site - wow, its such a wonderful resource! Thanks for keeping all this going, as well!" www.majikfaerie.blogspot.com

"I loved all your articles, Beverley. They are really interesting, practical and personal. It's great to read about someone who goes up and down in motivation/mood and getting on with homeschooling on a day-to-day basis. It must've been especially hard in a small country town." Amber

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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.

"You've been an inspiration to me, I love the way
you really listen to people."

"Whenever I read your writing I always come away
with increased confidence in my ability to provide and
share a wonderful learning journey with my family!"

"Your guidance, understanding, support and words of
wisdom changed our lives. We now offer support and
organise many homeschooling events for others."

"Thank you once again for your prompt and friendly service.
I am convinced that your books are going to add
quality and peace of mind to my journey of teaching my kids
at home! Just from studying your website, until almost
2am in the morning, I 've been encouraged!"

"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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