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Newbie Confusion and the Value of Connection

When I starting homeschooling in the dark ages (really only sixteen years ago, but it now seems like a lifetime ago!) I launched into something I really knew little about. I knew that the public school system was failing us and that we needed another solution. Financially, private school wasn’t a viable option for us. I tried my best to work with the school teachers and staff to make things better, but there came a point where we could go no further, and we were quickly losing ground with our son.

Thoughts from a Mom New to Homeschooling

Now that the decision to homeschool had been made, I was ready to fully embrace this new adventure. I decided I would attend the state homeschool conference. This was definitely new territory for me. My teen daughter and I went and knew absolutely nobody. I felt many new things, but as a former educator, lack of confidence was not one of them, nor was loneliness, boredom or lack of fun. I enjoyed all of it!

Three Goals for Your First Year of Homeschooling

I have noticed that successful new homeschoolers generally accomplish three goals in their first year.

My Homeschooling Story: From Refugee to Pioneer

Davis’ main concern voiced in his article is that even pioneers can lose sight of the real reasons they are homeschooling and slowly become refugees.

Give Me One Good Reason to Homeschool

Are parents really qualified to teach their children everything? What about socialization? These are just a couple of the concerns that make homeschooling seem impossible. But you know homeschooling is continuing to grow. More and more families are considering it and taking the plunge. What are the top reasons? In this session, Davis discusses the moral, academic and practical reasons to homeschool and helps dispel the myths we all tend to believe. When you finish this workshop, you will know that if there was ever a time to homeschool, it is now.

Getting Off to a Great Start

Are you new to homeschooling? Come learn the things that we wish we had known when we began homeschooling sixteen years ago. This seminar covers the basics of homeschooling in NC, the common pitfalls for beginners and includes important tips to get off to a great start!   

Mike and Ronda Marshall will present together.

Home Education—Safe, Sound, And Successful

His mouth dropped open like a fish on land groping for water as he uttered the words, “What! You homeschool?”