Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Homeschooling Hindsights--HomeschoolView.TV

If only we could learn everything we need to know about homeschooling BEFORE we begin the daunting task of educating our children!  Of course we've all heard the adage "Hindsight is 20/20."  Well, unfortunately, by the time you have the advantage of hindsight, you've likely already moved beyond the point of a homeschool "do-over."

Several weeks ago, as part of Alpha Omega Publications' HomeschoolView.TV series, I sat down with another veteran homeschool mom to talk through some of our own homeschool hindsights.  Janet Tatman (author of Daily Focus) and I have learned much over the course of our 45 years of combined homeschool experience.  In this two-part episode, Janet and I share some of the things that we would do differently if given the opportunity--and as most of you probably know, I HAVE been given the chance to do a "homeschool do-over!"  My three daughters are all homeschool graduates, but we've just begun the homeschool journey over again with our 6-year old son.  So, in fact, my hindsight IS also foresight.  Hopefully the lessons Janet and I have learned along the way can help to light the path that stretches in front of you!!

Homeschool Hindsights, Part I

Homeschool Hindsights, Part II


  1. I think I would enjoy these more if they were one-on-one rather than two-on-one. There is one idea that sticks out from these two interviews. We need to keep it fun. It is easy to get bogged down in the minutia, in academic performance, in checking off items on a check list to make sure everything gets completed. Facing the prospect of a high school student next year, this becomes an even bigger concern. Where is the advice for homeschooling through high school?

  2. Advice for homeschooling high school coming in a future episode!! :-)