We started home-schooling in 1992. Obviously, a lot has changed since then. We went through the questioning in public about "why aren't your kids in school?" just like you hear about from many of that era. A few people would pursue a conversation with "Home-schooling? What's that?" They genuinely wanted to learn more and were impressed with the concept. I would always tell them, "The fact that you were inquisitive and wanted to know means you would have been good at home-schooling too." And then we'd share a laugh.
As more people have joined the "movement" over the years, and of course with the Internet, things are a lot easier than before.
There are many good online resources for home-schoolers. We hope that you will make HOME-SCHOOLER.COM one of them.
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