Written by Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool and founder of Steady Mom
I‘ll always remember that day at the library.
“Are you going off to kindergarten soon?” a well-meaning lady asked my four-year-old. He stared at her blankly, having never heard the word “kindergarten” before in his life.
“Uh, we’re thinking about homeschooling,” I said in a slightly nervous voice, my eyes on the floor.
It was the first time I’d been asked in public about it–but it most certainly was not the last.
If you’ve been at this for a while, I’m sure you have a similar story in your homeschooling history. Whether it’s a stranger, family member, or a prospective homeschooler, questions about your educational choice can catch you off guard or even leave you feeling defensive.
It’s helpful to develop some “standard answers” for these occasions. [Read more…]