Note: This column appeared in the Barrow Journal on March 11, 2015. Over five years ago, I wrote a column about why we were thinking about homeschooling our children. My eldest son was not even school age at the time. It’s hard to believe how fast the time has gone between then and now. We have … Continue reading Why We Homeschool
Yesterday I read Why Are Urban, Professional Parents Choosing Homeschooling? by Judy Molland. She was writing in response to Linda Perlstein’s recent article in Newsweek, and I think she brought up some good concerns and questions about homeschooling. These are concerns I’ve heard before, so I thought I would answer them from my perspective in … Continue reading In Response to a Teacher’s Questions About Homeschooling
Sometimes I’ll get the question: “How’s homeschooling going?” and I get a little taken aback because I feel as if I should answer: “It’s great! We’re doing reading, math, science, art and going on lots of field trips!” At least, that’s what I think people want to hear. After all, if my child were in Kindergarten, he would be getting a daily dose of the above. Truth be told, though we do a little of that stuff, and I’ve written about it in my columns, my main directive for my kids is “Go play.”
My reasons for thinking about homeschooling.