Jeanne Faulconer is a popular speaker at homeschooling conferences, business groups, and parents’ groups, and she homeschooled her three sons in North Carolina, Mississippi, and Virginia for 20 years. Jeanne is a homeschool coach for Brave Writer and writes for TheHomeSchoolMom.com, where her column “Ask Jeanne” addresses homeschooling questions from readers. Jeanne conducts portfolio evaluations for Virginia homeschoolers for evidence of progress, and she coaches parents and teens in Virginia on interest-led learning as prep for life, work, and college. She is a former college faculty member, former editor of Home Education Magazine and VaHomeschoolers Voice, and a former member of the VaHomeschoolers board of directors. Her website is EngagedHomeschooling.com.
We’re so excited about starting our preschoolers, kindergartners, and primary age kids with homeschooling! Shouldn’t we do what schools are doing? Most schools and preschools have pushed workbooks, reading lessons, and pencil-to- paper math lessons to younger and younger ages, even though the latest research and child development experts say early formal academic lessons hurt […]
Parents often hear homeschooled kids are at risk for not being “well socialized,” but what do critics even mean when they say this? Do homeschooled kids have optimal social opportunities, and do they learn necessary social skills? What are the social benefits of homeschooling? What about social challenges in some places, with some kids, for […]