Warning To Those About To Start Homeschooling

Homeschool is a huge change from public government run education.
Every home school family does things a little different too!
How do we homeschool? We talk about that in today's video

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  • Kimmys hauls, crafts, and more

    I’m doing independent homeschooling. I only had to sign my child out of school by sending a email. We do have teach language arts, world history, science and core math. Thanks for sharing.

  • Tessa Lynne

    My now ex insisted on our oldest going to a private religious school. They failed teaching him to read, insisted he had ADD, our doctor disagreed and I was pressured to homeschool. Our 3rd had issues learning to read and ended up in public school. In other words, my kids did all 3. Each did what we believed was the best at the time. Relax.

  • Kay Kringle

    We “unschooled”

  • Hannah Capannari

    My mom found a quote when she started homeschooling me. ” When I started homeschooling it felt like taking my kids and jumping off a cliff……only to discover we had wings” You guys will do just fine with middle school and high school! You remind me of my mom who is a rockstar homeschool mom!

    • Homesteady

      That quote is gold!

    • Hannah Capannari

      Yeah I am 28 now and my brother is 22 and my mom still loves to use that quote 🙂

    • Ana Larson

      yeah we all flew, me and hubby included, in fact dh was a computer idiot could not figure out emails, he taught himself and opened a website building business and taught the kids everything , of course one kid is a techie but they all now how to sue the internet because we all learned to fly. Fly little birdies fly!

  • Lamia SAADI

    Thank you to both of you. You are giving me wings !! <3 Lamia, from France.

  • Kate hill

    It’s so important to not confuse cyber school with homeschool. Cyber school is public school.

    • Kate hill

      Tessa Lynne federally funded public cyber school is public school at home. In that way, they’re all the same.

    • Tessa Lynne

      @Kate hill at the same time, not all brick and mortar public schools are the same. The first public school my grandson attended dealt with his learning issues amazingly well. They moved. The second school lost his records, refused to have him tested for learning issues and kept sending him home for acting out because he was bored. He would deliberately do stuff to get sent to the office to read rather than stay in class.

      Not everyone has the time and ability to sort through every option for homeschooling if they are having issues. Cyberschool can be a middle ground option that works for many.

    • Ana Larson

      yeah just online

    • Kate hill

      Tessa Lynne they are all the same when it comes to the control factor. They control curriculum, time of day, dress standards, bullying policy, vaccines, food, even gender studies, etc… they all tend to score poorly compared to homeschooling. There are some public schools that do better than others but they all fall under giving up the right to choice as a parent. There are some online public schools that are mandating masks…online, with no public contact. Parents aren’t allowed to say no. With all public school, the government is in charge.

    • Tessa Lynne

      @Kate hill I respectfully disagree. My grandson’s is not set in stone in the program he is enrolled in. His mom works a non traditional schedule so he usually takes 2 weekdays off to spend time with her and does school on the weekends. The daughter of a friend graduated from the program working days and doing school in the evening when her parents were home. She was even a special needs kid.

      Each option needs to be evaluated by the parent to see what best fits their needs.

  • Sunset Heritage Farm

    My 13 year old son is going into 8th grade this year. I have regretted so many times for not pulling him out of our parochial school early on. He was bullied and picked on by both the students AND teachers. To this day I have a hard time being courteous to a certain teacher. School is supposed to start August 31 and I have not registered him yet. After watching your last 2 videos, I’m strongly considering homeschooling him. I’m going to get his thoughts on it as well. Being an only child I always thought he needed to be in school. However, I have seen my confident, polite, empathetic little boy become a very different young man. I don’t know if it’s too late to get that confidence back into him, but I’m convinced more than ever, I have to try. If only I could have a do-over, but I can’t do anything about the past, I can only change his future. I can’t recall a single thing I ever learned in K-12 about the “required” classes, but I remember just about everything from Home Ec in high school. In fact my teacher just emailed me today with belated birthday wishes. 31 years since graduation and we’re still in touch. She helped me become the woman, wife and mother I am today. Sorry, for the long comment, but you’ve sparked a fire in me that might be just what I needed. God bless you both and stay safe!!

    • Sunset Heritage Farm

      Ana Larson thank you so much Ana for the support!! There’s definitely a will and with God there’s always a way 😊

    • Sunset Heritage Farm

      Hannah Capannari Hi Hannah, hats off to your parents for listening to their gut and seeing a better way for your learning. He’s passionate about coding for computers, which is way over my head, but thanks to the internet there’s a whole world open for him to learn. Over the weekend we were putting up fence for our cattle and goats and incorporated a little math, physics and all those fancy subjects 😂 while we worked. We’re getting more excited about it and the support is so encouraging!! Thank you for taking the time to cheer us on!! 👍

    • Ana Larson

      @Sunset Heritage Farm Amen to that!

    • Ana Larson

      @Sunset Heritage Farm check out HSLDA for legal ingo, great resource

    • Ana Larson

      @Mandy7399 yup parental involvement to any good education

  • deborah lawing

    I have a grandson who is starting kindergarten this year. Just yesterday he helped me bake a cake and had to find the 1/3 cup line on the measuring cup to add the correct amount of oil. We also rolled coins a few days ago then made a trip to the bank. He has practiced counting and fractions in the course of spending the day with Nana . He loves frogs and lizards and now he knows what an omnivore, herbivore, and carnivore is and the difference between them. Children are natural sponges especially when learning about something in which they are interested. Your understanding of your children and their specific needs is a tribute to you as parents. Thanks for sharing.

  • Kimberly Hopkins

    THIS! Is my kind of homeschooling! Thank you! This is how we wanna school our kids! I was nervous pulling my kids out. Cause, ppl made me feel like I had to mimic public school and I just feel all wrong about that. My kids weren’t thriving that way. An it awesome to watch these videos and not feel alone in my choices!

  • Mary W

    We started homeschollimg when we lived in a tiny apartment. All it takes is to have a chair table a couch and talk to your child one on one. Read. Love and have patience. Don’t rush or stress your kids out.

  • Whimsical Insanity

    We are going to be homeschooling for the first time this year.

  • tasha Maybe_Crazy

    I remember having a teacher in 4th grade call me stupid in front of the whole class, it was horrible and honestly destroyed me for school. I dropped out in the middle of 9th grade and took my ged as soon as I was old enough and passed. I have 1 in 11th grade, 1 in 9th grade, 1 in 6th and my 4 year old. I really want to pull my 10 year old out of school because I know they’re just passing him because he has a huge personality and teachers adore him but he does have adhd . So only thing holding me back is my husband, which leads to my question how can you get your significant other on board with homeschooling?


  • Lili Pintea-Reed

    I homeschooled my sonk-12 and really enjoyed it. It is amazing how much “real life” you can integrate into the learning experience.

  • Ann Acord

    My daughter HATED to read in elementary. Then when she was in 4th grade, Harry Potter came out and we went on vacation. The rule was 2 minutes of reading earned 1 minute of electronic time (tv, video games, etc). We started a notebook and within days she was tracking her time. A few more and the electronics went by the wayside. 8th grade and she won an award for perfect score on a state writing test. Now she has been published and is working on a trilogy. 🙂 It really is in how it’s presented!

  • A W

    Thank you for encouraging single parents to homeschool!
    I am a single mother, when Covid-19 isn’t going on, I work full time and I homeschool my special needs son. It can be done! Don’t give up! ❤❤

  • Doria Galeana

    Many , applauses! I loved how you covered this.

  • veee4vendetta

    “In all countries, in all centuries, the primary reason for government to set up schools is to undermine the politically weak by convincing their children that the leaders are good and their policies are wise.” ~ Marshall Fritz
    “And what is a good citizen? Simply one who never says, does or thinks anything that is unusual. Schools are maintained in order to bring this uniformity up to the highest possible point. A school is a hopper into which children are heaved while they are still young and tender; therein they are pressed into certain standard shapes and covered from head to heels with official rubber-stamps.” ~ H.L. Mencken
    “Governments have ever been known to hold a high hand over the education of the people. They know, better than anyone else, that their power is based almost entirely on the school. Hence, they monopolize it more and more.” ~ Francisco Ferrer
    “Wherever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

    • NorthlandSLC

      “Education should aim at destroying free will so that after pupils are thus schooled they will be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting otherwise than as their school masters would have wished” -Johann Gottlieb Fichte. The man who’s ideas were used to design our public school format.

  • Gabriel Platte

    I was unschooled along with my siblings (currently 8 of them) We were almost completely free to do whatever we wanted, however we wanted, whenever we wanted. And from what we did, we learned. Plus this, we had a lot of books. Huge numbers of books. Mostly obtained from library book sales. And we taught ourselves to read. Myself, I was reading coherently at four. Kinda slow. Most of my siblings were earlier.
    From this method of education, we gained a very fundamental understanding of the world and how it works.
    About curriculums: not usually a good idea, in my experience. There are definitely cases where they are, but that’s the exception, not the rule. Life of Fred is a great math series (not curriculum) that really makes the importance of the subject clear.
    Are those two No Fear Shakespeare books on the shelf there? Nice

  • Ana Larson

    I love you guys you are so funny together, really great, nice how you balance each other and everything. Bless you all and never change that., passion and diplomacy is great. Blessings to the journey and good health for all. Aus its the Martin side I bet that has you passionate, its our crazy side of the fam too, don’t change you have K to balance you and you her. Go-go kids! Any parent who graduated, got a GED or is successful working can homeschool, NY only requires 50% by parents the rest can be farmed out to others, so family, friends, groups or mentors. So explore, research and expand how to have fun, by all means use the family business model. Ours are all grown but I have fun watching you a do what we did. Plus one can do this especially when ill, disabled or challenged, everyone then learns. For Junior high we picked 1 or 2 online courses to learn to work with a distance school that we still controlled and were involved in but we picked subjects that kids wanted to do, depending on the kid we would keep adding courses until they hit high school and then we decided how to deal with it. We went with Seton as they did a good old fashioned classical Catholic education that actually gave them a Virginia Diploma, by the way not all states accept other states diplomas like NY is very snobby about that so even as an adult you may have to jump through hoops to get accepted into certain schools or get certain licenses. Our kids did it all, they passed with flying colors. We have one kid who has a VA diploma, our homeschool diploma, the local NYS superintendent letter of compliance and a GED, she is good at jumping hoops, just point her nose in the right direction and she go-go-goes, go kids go! Our kids are college graduates and licensed professionals. We even did it with special needs it can happen. Blessings.

  • Walk in Harmony Homestead

    I learned history best through a musical too! I remember EVERY word of every song, even the ones I didn’t sing.
    Recently, there was more gaslighting of history on media, and I blurted out, “That’s not right! I sang about it in 6th grade!”

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