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  " I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn."
-- Albert Einstein


I am a homeschooling mom of two boys, ages 10 and 12. I am a former CCSD teacher and have a Masters in Education. I consider myself an "accidental homeschooler" because we probably never would have started this path if my younger son had not become too sick to continue in school. I am a true believer that all things happen for a reason though and once we started my middle schooler left public school and joined us too. It has been a very good thing for my family. People tell me all the time, "Oh, well then you are certainly qualified to teach them at home". This makes me laugh because the reality is that it actually made it harder at first. My natural tendency was to teach them like a classroom full of children. It is a very different thing. It took ME a long time to deschool but I think I am finally getting it :)

We lived in the Henderson area for seven years. However, we moved to Colorado quite some time ago so I cannot guarantee this is the most current information out there.

Here are some questions that people frequently ask me:

Don't the boys drive you nuts spending all day with them?"

Sometimes, yes, of course. But the majority of the time, no. I genuinely like being around them and since we have so much freedom and so little outside stress, there is little to argue about. The boys fought a lot at first as they learned to be in each others world full time but now they seem to have figured that all out. That doesn't mean they don't argue about hogging the TV!

Don't you worry that the boys won't make friends?

Are you kidding me? These two are so busy with their social activities that it is ridiculous. There are some days when I just have to say, "ENOUGH, we are staying home today!" Read Step 4 for more information on how to meet people and find activities.

What about highschool and college?

There are lots of ways to accomplish both of those. There are online programs if you feel that you need to earn 'credits'. The law doesn't state you have to for highschool. I have met several homeschool kids that are in their teens that already have a couple of years of college completed.

I have no idea how to homeschool!

Granted, that is not a question but it is a statement that I hear a lot. You need to give yourself some more credit. Most of you homeschooled for the first five years of your child's life so you do know what to do. There are so many resources out there for you. If you are really worried, try starting with one of the online curriculums.

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