I read an article by Michael Smith, president of HSLDA, suggesting that a large number of formerly homeschooled families are turning to government charter schools. Why? It’s so attractive to have curriculum materials (and oftentimes computers) provided. Charter schools often provide support teachers who can advise Mom when the going gets tough. Smith recommends that homeschooling families provide this support to new homeschooling families so that they don’t feel like giving up.
I agree. Homeschooling is not easy. There are many days that the best of moms will feel like giving up. What can we do to help new or struggling families? Please leave your best ideas in comments!