Magazine September 2013 - Page 16

Of the Most Important Things You Need to Know About Homeschooling Homeschooling is life changing. It creates personal growth for both the parent and the child. You (the parent) get a second chance to re-discover your own special genius, while you help your children discover theirs. Nothing you will ever do will have a more profound effect on your child and your family’s future as homeschooling. You are qualified to homeschool your children if you love to read to them, love to spend time with them, love to explore the world with them, love to see them learn new things and, most important, love them. Children love to learn. It is as natural to them as breathing. They have an inborn hunger to explore the world and examine what is interesting. They learn by following their interests, with one interest leading to another. This is the way we all learned as younger children and how as adults we learn after we leave school. Homeschooling families learn together and know that learning is a life-long process. Homeschooling is legal everywhere in the United States, but homeschooling laws vary from state to state. The three basic categories for homeschooling laws are: home education laws, private school laws, and equivalency laws. T H?\??^H??[??]??][?\??]H]??\?H\????X?H??[?\???\[?[?\?\?XK????X?B??\?\?[?]]?H???H[?\??]KX\?H?\?]?\?\????[?Y\????[????\?^B?\?H?[?\??Y[?[?\??]\?\?X?[\?]??[??Y?[][??[??[?\??\?[?K???]?\???Z?H?^?ZY??\??H^H??Y\????[?\??[ ?[???H[YB??[?[??[?]???????\????Z][??\?Y?H[?]??????[?\??[Z[B?[??H?\\?Y???]?]?]?\?[[Y\?[??\??\????&]?X?Y?X?H[?\??[Z[x?&\?\[?\???8?'????8?'H[?\??[?[??\?H\?HX[?H?^\??[Z[Y\??Y\??????[??]???????[?H[?[?\??[Z[K????[???XY[ L[\?[?[????????Y\???? ???H??H?[\???