Defeating Self-Doubt

self-doubt

“Our doubts are traitors,
and make us lose the good we oft might win,
by fearing to attempt.”

William Shakespeare

Self-doubt, without a doubt, is one of the greatest enemies to the mind of many homeschooling parents. Due to self-doubt, many parents have quit homeschooling, aren’t maximizing their potential as home educators, and many more are afraid to give homeschooling a try. read more

Interview with Andre & Nika Meeks

andre-nika-meeksAges: 36 & 34
Ages of Children : 11 & 7
Occupation: Small Business Owners

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children?

We decided to homeschool our children for numerous reasons but the main reasons were that we weren’t satisfied with the private school education they were receiving. Teachers spent more time and energy on read more

Interview with Esther Gaines

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Age: 32
Ages/Grades of Children: 6 (1st grade), 4 (pre-k), 23 months
Location: North Carolina

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children? 

In 2014, being due with our second child and praying ALOT, my husband and I decided to walk by faith – I would quit teaching for the public school system and stay home with the boys. Childcare for two kids would’ve been equivalent to read more

Interview with Kristine Sapin

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Age: 32
Ages of Children: 6yrs old and 2yrs old
Location: Philippines

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children?

When our first born was about to enter pre-school, he had a trial run at a traditional school. However, my husband and I believed that our children could have better learning opportunities and character development through homeschooling.  We wanted our children to enjoy their childhood and read more

Interview with Kelly Rummel

kelly-rummelAge: 36
Ages/Grades of Children:
10yo son (5th grade),
8yo son (3rd grade),
2yo daughter
Location: Michigan

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children? 

Homeschooling was never anything on our radar. My husband and I are both public school teachers so sending our children to school was always “the plan,” but sometimes God messes with your plans. read more

Interview with Karen Childress

karenchildressAge: 54
Ages of Children: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30
Location: North Texas

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children?

We decided to homeschool when our first-born was about 9 months old. That was when we first heard about homeschooling and felt God was calling us to read more

Interview with Emma Millward

Emma MillwardAge: 29
Ages of Children: 4, 6
and 9 years
Location: London, England

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children?

I decided to homeschool about 18months ago, however it took several months of research and then trusting my decision to actually take our eldest son out of school.  I could see that he wasn’t as happy as he could be, I felt like the life was being drained from him and I really wasn’t happy with read more

Count Your Blessings to Cast Away Worry

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How am I not supposed to worry about tomorrow? Isn’t this whole homeschooling journey about tomorrow – about educating and shaping my kids to be future leaders of tomorrow? read more

Interview with Anna Lyn Dy

Anna Lyn DyAge: 41
Ages/Grades of Children:
11 (grade 5), 9 (grade 4),
3 (Pre-K)
Location: Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children? 

God’s calling is the main reason why I homeschool my children. It was 2 1/2 years ago when I felt God had called me to homeschool. I wasn’t drawn to homeschooling as a way to create academically advanced students (though statistics show that homeschooled kids are advanced. I just wanted to read more

Interview with Katie Turner

Katie Turner

Age: 49
Number of Children: 6 children, 1 grandchild
Ages of Children: sons – 23, 20, 18, 9, 5, and daughter  8
Location: Tennessee

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children? 

Way back in 2002, my husband and I decided to plunge into the unknown-to-us world of home education. I had taught third and fifth grades before serving as a 60-hour-a-week day care director. In both capacities I had become increasingly frustrated with the read more

Interview with Aminah Lawson

Aminah Lawson

Age: 39
Ages/Grades of Children: 10 (5th) and 12 (7th)
Location: Greensboro, NC

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children?

We started discussing homeschooling when our eldest was 1 and we started when he was 3. We wanted to be directly involved in our sons’ education. read more

Interview with Shelly Sangrey

Shelly SangreyAge: 41
Ages of Children: 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, and 22

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children?

I originally began homeschooling in 2007 because I was really starting to be at odds with what was being taught in the public schools. When my 14 yr. old son (who is now 22) was told by his health teacher to do a project with visual aids on the birth control sponge, read more