What is homeschooling to you?

There are so many different ways to homeschool – from which curriculum to use (if any), to which extra classes to send the kids to, to doing unschooling all together and more.  However as a homeschooling mother to me homeschooling means that my kids learn through home and nature most of the time and then if needed attend additional resources, such as the art classes they take and the ballet. It also means being a part of a community of homeschoolers, where we gather our children for free play, socialization and special events and trips. But, at the base of it is catering the learning to my children and being responsible for teaching – whether it’s through our Waldorf curriculum or a field trip to a forest preserve.

A recent mama I met did homeschooling differently. To her homeschooling was just not sending your kids to public or private school. So, she instead sent them to take classes at a local community college that teaches homeschoolers. They attend all their classes there and so the majority of the time they are learning at the center. This to her is homeschooling.

There are so many different ways to homeschool and each is unique to each family.  So, I wanted to ask you also what you define homeschooling to be? Share your thoughts by commenting on this post. Thank you!

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Giselle Baturay is a mother, herbalist, aromatherapist, prenatal and postpartum educator, boutique owner, community builder, gatherer of dreams, task juggler and a lover of life.



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