If you are wondering if homeschooling is for you and your family…I suggest checking out the homeschool podcast that I do with a local friend:
Here are some specific episodes you should listen to first:
Here are all the episodes at a glance.
And here’s an article on my homeschool blog that you might also be interested in checking out:
Why I Believe in Homeschooling
If you are concerned about preparing your child for the “Real World”, and think maybe public school is the best preparation for this, let me quote a very wise homeschooling mom (quoted with permission) and hopefully set your mind at ease:
“What about regular school is like the real world?
School, in general, and high school, in particular, seem to breed behaviors and feelings that many people spend the rest of their lives shaking off. Sometimes when I meet a VERY immature adult, I realize that they’re still treating life like high school…Success in life has nothing whatsoever to do with success in school. The type of competition taught and revered in most schools is detrimental to the cooperative teamwork that is needed for real success in business and personal happiness…It seems to teach a certain passivity in thinking. It breeds “followers” who can’t take a step on their own…The real leaders of tomorrow will be people who can stand on their own and think. Someone once said that children succeed despite their parents’ efforts to raise them (substitute schools).”
— A homeschooling mom
Did you know that the Fresno area has a very large and active homeschooling community?
Check the navigation menu above under “Homeschooling” for the entire list of pages in this section…and to learn more about homeschooling in general as well as specific info for our area.