Historic and Universal Childhood Patterns

Long-time homeschooler, Helen Middlebrook, wrote a piece on an issue many home educators observe and appreciate in the time gained with kids at home.  Helping your children find their gifts is an exciting journey for all. Helen Middlebrook lives in … Continue reading

Post Olympic Carnival of Homeschooling

The Sochi Winter Olympics ended a couple of days ago.  Many of us watched various winter sports such as ice skating, hockey games, snowboarding, skiing (sometimes with a gun), along with the curious art of curling.  Fitting every day lives … Continue reading

School-Homing

This is The Onion’s classic satire from 2010.

One could say many of the points are highly ironic, while becoming more and more pertinent.

Deputy Education Secretary Anthony W. Miller said that many parents who school-home find U.S. households to be frightening, overwhelming environments for their children, and feel that they are just not conducive to producing well-rounded members of society.

Thousands of mothers and fathers polled in the study also believe that those running American homes cannot be trusted to keep their kids safe.

“Every year more parents are finding that their homes are not equipped to instill the right values in their children,” Miller said. “When it comes to important life skills such as proper nutrition, safe sex, and even basic socialization, a growing number of mothers and fathers think it’s better to rely on educators to guide and nurture their kids.”