Homeschool Questions & Answers

Here are some answers to common homeschooling questions. And, if your question isn't answered below, feel free to send us an email for a personal reply!

OK to skip a grade?

I need to know about skipping grades. My son who is supposed to be in the 3rd grade had found the work is too easy for him. So, I have started him doing 4th grade work to challenge him. I just need to know is that okay? I am assuming then that he, if kept at this place, will graduate early. Did I do the right thing?…Read More

How can I convince the critics?

My husband and I have decided to homeschool our children, but it seems like we have the whole world against us on it. Everyone; our neighbors, my step son's biological mom, and even a couple people at our church thinks it is not right that I homeschool our children. I do not know anyone that homeschools their kids. How do I explain to everyone that this is the right thing to do?…Read More

How can I get time to myself while homeschooling?

Maritza is a new homeschool mom and is enjoying the process, but has a concern: Hi! I just started homeschooling my kids (4, 2 and 4 months). It’s been 3 weeks and I’m enjoying…Read More

Can I successfully homeschool my highly distractible child?

I'm thinking of homeschooling my now 3rd grader. She is a bright, curious, and creative kid, but highly distractible. In the typical school setting, I see she struggles a bit, but I also see that at home when I help her with homework, she gets a bit frustrated with my attempts to keep her focused. Do you think that with that background we could have a successful homeschooling experience?…Read More

I’m a single parent. Can I homeschool?

Single parents can definitely homeschool. However, it can take a lot of diligence and creativity. Truthfully, this is a very in-depth question that goes beyond the scope of this…Read More

Can I teach multiple grades at the same time?

Teaching multiple grades at one time can sometimes be a challenge, but it’s certainly not impossible! In fact, teaching all of our children together can actually be one of the best…Read More

What about socialization?

This is one of the most common questions asked about homeschooling - in fact, it's often the very first question asked by concerned friends, grandparents, or other family members…Read More

What are the advantages to homeschooling?

Wow - where should we start? Here are some of the best advantages to homeschooling: Homeschooling allows (in fact, requires) family members to spend far more time together…Read More

How can I teach subjects I don’t know much about myself?

It's easy enough to teach our younger children, but many parents worry what they'll do when their children reach more advanced studies in junior high or highschool. Virtually all…Read More

What are the disadvantages to homeschooling?

First, let's clarify just what is meant by "disadvantages" to homeschooling. There are definitely some challenges to overcome in homeschooling, but a challenge is not the same as a…Read More