Trying To Decide

Making the decision to homeschool is not always easy. It can take weeks or months of thought and prayer. For others, it is not so hard. In fact, for some of you, homeschooling seems like a natural part of child rearing. Whatever prompted you to think about homeschooling, here are some helpful resources as you make this decision.

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Considering The Decision

Considering The Biblical Admonitions   Your first consideration should be "What does the Bible say about child training and education?" To summarize, the Bible says children do not belong to the...

Why Am I Doing This? Thinking About Homeschooling

Writing Your Philosophy of EducationUnderstanding why you want to teach your children is an important part of the homeschool decision. The answer to the question “Why?” is your philosophy of home...

What is the Definition of a Homeschooler? By Fiona Pudewa

If I were to describe my life as a homeschooler in one word, I would say chaotic. Fortunately, I can’t describe it in one word without thinking what an oxymoronic crime that would be, so I’m afraid...

Why Families Homeschool

California families choose to homeschool for a variety of reasons: academic, social, and religious. Whatever the reason, parents are qualified, and the best teachers for their own children. CHEA has resources and support to help you with the decision and as you start on your new educational journey with your family.

Our homeschooling adventure can be compared to building a temple for God. We are the living stones, which God is using to build His Body, the church, and we have been entrusted by God Himself to raise up a new generation for Him. We are no less than co-laborers with God! Picture this temple, built by and for God, with three elements: the foundation, the walls, and the roof. 

Raising Godly Children

Considering The Decision

Considering The Biblical Admonitions   Your first consideration should be "What does the Bible say about child training and education?" To summarize, the Bible says children do not belong to the...

Leaving Time for Catch-Up By Sharon Collard

One of the things that drains me the most is being rushed or not having enough time to complete whatever it is we're doing. Knowing this about myself, I decided, several years ago, to schedule in...

Don’t Homeschool Without This!: Writing a Homeschool Mission Statement

by Carrie De Francisco What is the one thing every homeschool mom should have? It is a homeschool mission statement! You might be thinking, “Why is it so important to have a mission statement? Do I...

Developing An Education Philosophy By Chuck & Pam Geib

If you were a fly on our wall you would have seen a very silly sight recently. There sat a middle aged, gray headed grandmother weeping uncontrollably while she folded laundry. The truth is I was...

Protecting School Time by Theresa Moore

As Homeschooling Moms it's easy to get distracted by housework, phone calls and errands. But our children's education needs to be a priority for us if we want them to succeed academically. As we...

Goals of Spiritual Development By Susan Lemons

An important part of any successful homeschool is relationship. As Christians, helping our children develop a personal relationship with God is our most important goal.   This should be reflected in...

What is the Definition of a Homeschooler? By Fiona Pudewa

If I were to describe my life as a homeschooler in one word, I would say chaotic. Fortunately, I can’t describe it in one word without thinking what an oxymoronic crime that would be, so I’m afraid...

What is True Education? By JulieBeth Lamb

What is real education? Well, the Noah Webster's 1828 American dictionary of the English language says it is the bringing up, as of a child. Education comprehends all that series of instruction and...

Why Am I Doing This? Thinking About Homeschooling

Writing Your Philosophy of EducationUnderstanding why you want to teach your children is an important part of the homeschool decision. The answer to the question “Why?” is your philosophy of home...

Getting Experience…Gaining Confidence By Debe Haller

The Lord has a lesson plan for us, things to teach us through our daily activities. Some learn these "lessons" the first time, while others need to experience them again. As we gain ex­perience in...

California families choose to homeschool for a variety of reasons: academic, social, and religious. Whatever the reason, parents are qualified, and the best teachers for their own children. CHEA has resources and support to help you with the decision and as you start on your new educational journey with your family.

Why Families Homeschool

Our homeschooling adventure can be compared to building a temple for God. We are the living stones, which God is using to build His Body, the church, and we have been entrusted by God Himself to raise up a new generation for Him. We are no less than co-laborers with God! Picture this temple, built by and for God, with three elements: the foundation, the walls, and the roof. 

Raising Godly Children

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Protecting School Time by Theresa Moore

As Homeschooling Moms it's easy to get distracted by housework, phone calls and errands. But our children's education needs to be a priority for us if we want them to succeed academically. As we...

Goals of Spiritual Development By Susan Lemons

An important part of any successful homeschool is relationship. As Christians, helping our children develop a personal relationship with God is our most important goal.   This should be reflected in...

Planning To Teach by Mary Schofield

The following is an excerpt from The High School Handbook by Mary Schofield. While written for high school, it is applicable to all homeschoolers. There are some parts to planning your educational...

Curriculum Choices By Susan K. Stewart

“What curriculum do you use?” is probably the most common question at any gathering of home educators. Ask that question and you’ll get a barrage of glowing reports about what is the best to use and...

Why Am I Doing This? Thinking About Homeschooling

Writing Your Philosophy of EducationUnderstanding why you want to teach your children is an important part of the homeschool decision. The answer to the question “Why?” is your philosophy of home...

What is True Education? By JulieBeth Lamb

What is real education? Well, the Noah Webster's 1828 American dictionary of the English language says it is the bringing up, as of a child. Education comprehends all that series of instruction and...

Considering The Decision

Considering The Biblical Admonitions   Your first consideration should be "What does the Bible say about child training and education?" To summarize, the Bible says children do not belong to the...

Getting Experience…Gaining Confidence By Debe Haller

The Lord has a lesson plan for us, things to teach us through our daily activities. Some learn these "lessons" the first time, while others need to experience them again. As we gain ex­perience in...

Leaving Time for Catch-Up By Sharon Collard

One of the things that drains me the most is being rushed or not having enough time to complete whatever it is we're doing. Knowing this about myself, I decided, several years ago, to schedule in...

Developing An Education Philosophy By Chuck & Pam Geib

If you were a fly on our wall you would have seen a very silly sight recently. There sat a middle aged, gray headed grandmother weeping uncontrollably while she folded laundry. The truth is I was...

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