Homeschool Wisdom

Homeschool Wisdom

Ahhh …. isn’t it nice to find someone in the neighborhood you can have a cuppa joe with, someone older, wiser, who’s been there, done that, bought the t-shirt? Someone “who’s walked a mile in your moccasins”? (as my mother used to say) Welcome to the RMEC Homeschool Wisdom page, containing my favorite homeschooling articles, ranging from what-I-wish-I-knew-back-then musings, to humorous recollections, and insightful commentaries from former teachers who’ve left that world and joined ours. Some of these will make you laugh, some may make you mad, but all will make you think.
Current Threats to Homeschool Freedoms
With the stroke of a pen, homeschooling can forever be changed. What would make that day even sadder is to realize those freedoms weren’t taken away by force but were given away.
by Treon Goossen, co-author of the Colorado Homeschool Law.

The First Year of Homeschooling: It’s All Greek To Me!
When I began homeschooling, I was nervous. I wanted instructions, a turn-by-turn Google Map, an exact how-to guide. There were thousands … and I couldn’t read a one of ’em.
by Cindy Stanley.

But I Wanna Go To School!
You’re rarin’ to start homeschooling … but the kids are not. Now what?
by Alison Moore Smith.

How To Answer The Socialization Question Once and For All
Please stop telling others about all the opportunities your kids have for “socialization” and start gently exposing them to the real issue here.
by Marsha Ransom.

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I asked Christopher one night, “What have you learned today?” Then I stopped to wonder: why did I need proof?
by Pattie Donahue-Krueger

Deschooling: The Mental Vacation You Didn’t Expect
If you’ve just pulled your child out of public school, there’s a mental vacation in your future. No, not yours … your child’s.
by Cindy Stanley


“I want to make it clear that I don’t see homeschooling as some kind of answer to the badness of schools. I think that the home is the proper base for the exploration of the world which we call learning or education. Home would be the best base no matter how good the schools were.”  – John Holt


He’ll be turning 21 in a few days. Twenty one. My baby. A legal adult. This was the child who really made me into an unschooler. He didn’t read until age 10, learn Math until 16, and refused to even open a textbook. And now he’s putting himself through college.
by Cindy Englan Wentz

The Magic Is In The Child
We are all so much a product of our own schooling that in teaching our children we sometimes unwittingly make the same mistakes schools make.
by Diane Flynn-Keith