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First Steps to Getting Started with Home Educating Your Children Articles Index
Homeschooling is experienced differently by every family. What you will do in those first few months will be different from how you will find yourself homeschooling in a few year's time. And that's okay. It's all part of the learning journey.
If you are an experienced home educator and would like to share your early experiences, we'd love to hear from you. We're always looking for writers to help build Homeschool Australia and fine tune it to the needs of its users. Email your thoughts and experiences to Beverley today.
Please read some of the articles in How to Homeschool and Managing Homeschool Life as there are many that offer reassuring and time-saving tips and advice during these early months of teaching your children at home.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Home Education
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Beverley Paine with her children, and their home educated children, relaxing at home.
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.
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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