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Homeschooling works – and as one of the very few second generation families taught at home myself I'm hoping to be able to use my experience to show you how.

For me, teaching my children at home was the natural choice because that's exactly what my parents did.

Homeschooling success stories - my homeschool son

STOP PRESS! My homeschool son William has graduated summa cum laude with a First Class Degree from Oxford University.

O.K. – maybe that makes me a bit biased, but it also gives me the confidence to know that your kids will thrive without school.

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Working out how to homeschool feels very daunting and scary when your child's future is at stake.

  • Am I good enough?
  • How am I going to cope with all the subjects?
  • Will my child miss out by not going to school?
  • What about friends?

And then there's the practical problems like what method will you use? How much structure do you need? What about a timetable? Which curriculum is best? (and do you need one?).

It all feels like a leap in the dark – and one where others are only too happy to pounce with critical remarks. Hanging round in the back of your mind will be worries about whether you can do this, what if you let your child down and whether they will get the qualifications they need.

Thankfully, The Courageous Homeschooling Handbooks bring together the largest group of homeschool families ever to offer reassurance, advice and support.

Find out more about the Courageous Homeschooling Handbooks here.

Meanwhile, let's celebrate all that homeschooling offers.

What's clear is that teaching your child at home enables you to achieve the highest academic standards if that's your goal.

More importantly, you have the ability in your hands to sow the seeds for a happy, creative and fulfilled young person.

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What is vital is that you make sure you're following your childrens' interests and cover what is in their heart.

"Hi! I look at all your posts I love them! I have a 3 year old and a 9 month old ... I get lots of tips from your page so thank you very much."

~ Jackie

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Kids Science

I can prove that science is easier to teach at home than at school.

Check out project ideas, activities and fun experiments from preschool to high school.


Fun Learning Activities

Following my children's delight in everything from robots made from junk to dragons and dinosaurs has taken us far beyond a school curriculum would dare to go.

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Homeschooling Preschool

Lots of activities to prove that learning comes naturally to your child.

Free alphabet worksheets and toddler fun.

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Kids Crafts

The best homeschool crafts for all ages!  Join us as we play with salt dough, paint a lion mask, make a dragon with paper mache and build a dinosaur.

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Creative writing activities for all ages to tempt the most reluctant writer!

And you'll see we use lots of fun free worksheets and activities to make homeschool math come alive.

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Courageous Homeschooling Facebook Support Group

Friendly support group where no one judges anyone else, we share the ups and downs of our days and give each other encouragement and help.

"I appreciate this group so much. It IS the nicest group I have ever been a part of by far. Thank you to everyone who keeps this group such a civil and respectful place. It is so refreshing and pleasant."

~ Michelle, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook Group

Every month you can sign up for my free monthly newsletter for kids of all ages with 3,000+ subscribers.

I'll share the best resources on topics like English and Math, free printables, fun activities and special offers.   All this is exclusive to subscribers only.

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"Thank you so much...It can be hard to find the time to research things, so you have saved me time, and inspired me too." ~ Loretta  

"Looking forward to the newsletter Sonya, I always do." ~ Becky

Homeschool Secrets of Success

My highly recommended Homeschool book will give you practical advice to make sure you build the homeschool of your dreams.

"I came across your website when I was considering taking my son out of school but had many doubts.

It was your website that filled me with the confidence to do it and I haven't looked back since."

~ Helena Xx

Above all, I hope we can help make this journey as joyful for you as it is for us. 

Best wishes

Sonya, Rob, William and Catherine

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"Just had a look through your monthly newsletter focusing on math. Thanks so much for all the links and ideas. It's brilliant!" ~ Diana      

"Hi....I totally love all your posts and enjoy reading them....the kids love the activities and enjoy them through and through." ~ Bianka

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"With the education system failing so many brilliant children it's great to be able to have resources like your website for inspiration, ideas and just a sense of belonging. What you are doing for your children is priceless." ~ Natalija

"I really appreciate your time and effort that goes into your posts... It's nice to see that you are a 2nd generation homeschooler." ~ Teresa

"Your newsletters & book have helped us through our journey.  For that I can only thank you.
Please, please, please keep it up, people like you make our home school life so much easier." ~ Kelly

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