Homeschooling may be on the rise, but it’s still lonely business for many parents.
Thanks to growing numbers (1.5 million — and probably more than that —according to U.S.
Census Bureau data released in 2012), it’s much easier to find a like-minded park group or co-op than it would have been just a decade ago.
What do you need to homeschool?
A few states require homeschool parents to meet basic educational qualifications such as having a high school diploma or GED, but the vast majority of states have no educational qualifications for homeschool parents. Read full brief.
Is homeschooling hard for parents?
Parents choose to homeschool their children for many different reasons. Sometimes a kid is sick and can’t go to regular school. But more often, kids are homeschooled because their parents feel they can give their child a better education than the local school can.
How can I enjoy homeschooling?
5 Ways to Enjoy Homeschooling Your Kids
- Plan Something Special. Report this ad.
- Put Your Homeschool Plans Away. Don’t be afraid to toss the plans, curl up with hot chocolate, and read great books with your kids.
- Meet with Friends. Take the opportunity to have a play date.
- Homeschooling is a Lifestyle.
- Use Games.
How do homeschoolers make friends?
10 Ways to Help Your Homeschooler Find Friends
- Join a support group. An excellent way to get involved with local homeschoolers is to join a support group.
- Check out online groups.
- While most kids are at school, visit kid-friendly places.
- Join classes or co-ops for homeschoolers.
- Host a get-together.
- Go to homeschool events.
- Go to church.
- Pursue hobbies.