Homeschooling Page

When one of our kids were young, we found ourselves having to move to a new community. While moving can be very stressful for everyone involved, it can be very difficult on children. To suddenly picking up, leaving your friends and school, and going to a completely new area can put a lot of pressure on children.

Since we were moving during the school year, we were very concerned about how it would affect Sarah. We were moving in February and that meant about two thirds of the school year would be at the old school and the final third at a new school. While Sarah is pretty outgoing and makes friends easily, we thought it would be best to homeschool her for the remainder of the school year and she could start in her new school that fall.

We did not really know much about homeschooling, so we went about doing some research and talking to others and outlining the pros and cons of homeschooling. We were not sure if it was right for Sarah or not, but we decided to give it a try for the remainder of the year. It turned out to be the best thing for Sarah, and we are glad that we were able to do this for her. By the time the next school year came around we were able to get Sarah into her classroom and was able to fit in properly and make many new friends.

While homeschooling is not for all children and parents, it is something that should be given strong consideration. We have had success with homeschooling, although on a limited basis. Had family circumstances been different at the time, we may have considered homeschooling for the other two children.

To help you learn more about homeschooling and to determine whether it is right for your family, we have included a couple of websites pertaining to the subject for your review.