What is homeschool?
Homeschool is when parents choose to educate their children at home as opposed to the traditional brick and mortar setting.
According to the National Home Education Research Institute, there are now more than two million children being homeschooled in the U.S., with the percentage rapidly increasing by 7 percent to 15 percent each year. Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states and in many foreign countries.
Parents choose to homeschool for many different reasons. Dissatisfaction with the educational options available, different religious beliefs or educational philosophies, failure to thrive in a traditional setting, and special needs all are major reason parents give for homeschooling.
The NHES survey noted that a “dissatisfaction with academic instruction” is the second highest reason why parents decide to homeschool their children. Again as former teachers, we recognize the hard work and dedication teachers put into their students. The problem is with the system, not the teachers.
For us homeschool was very much a parenting choice. We want to spend as much time together as a family as possible. We want to create a fun environment that kids enjoy learning and we grow and learn together as a family.
Do I need a degree to homeschool?
Absolutely not. We firmly believe that if you care, connect and invest in your child’s education you can successfully homeschool your children.
One of the reasons we created this website is to help parents who desire to homeschool but may be hesitant. We believe if you care, you can. Jenivieve creates all of the curriculum for our kids. As she creates she uploads it here. Free. Use it as you wish. All the printables, lesson plans, how to’s, videos. Youtube channel, Facebook Group and newsletter will always be FREE. While this quality content takes time, I enjoy creating it and using it for my family.
Jenivieve also offers homeschool consulting and ESGI assessments. These services do have a fee because they take additional time and are customized for your family’s unique needs.
What resources and curriculum do homeschooled kids use or follow?
There are so many options available!! There are full online curriculums, you can order curriculums or you can create your own. We choose to download the standards for our state each year and build our own.