Posted in Homeschooling, Independent Education, Inspiration, Tips for Parents

What Homeschooling Is and Isn’t

Homeschooling is many things, but the most important thing about it is that it is a decision any family can make.

Given that your child’s education is one of the most important decisions you will make, homeschooling shouldn’t be written off as unworkable without at least being given fair and realistic consideration, taking everyone’s needs into account.  Many parents would love to be involved in their children’s education, and if this describes you, then what factors in your own life are holding you back from making this investment in your parenting relationship?

Even parents who don’t want to be directly involved in their children’s education probably would like to give their children as much freedom as possible in life, and there’s no reason this freedom shouldn’t include the ability to pursue an independent education.  Given a choice, young people will voluntarily learn the things they need to know to realize their vision in the world.

Homeschooling is most certainly not, however, a duplication of the classroom inside the home, with kids sitting at desks and mom or dad playing teacher until the bell rings.  Home schooling does not have to be (and probably shouldn’t be) confined to the home, but is more accurately schooling that takes place everywhere outside the classroom (which is a big place, with lots of options).


Dane Dormio is an online tutor and academic coach who specializes in helping all types of students achieve life and academic success, especially homeschooled students and those preparing for STEM careers. More information and resources can be found on his website at

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