From Public School to Homeschooling | Episode 179

The Cavins were your typical public school family until their oldest daughter started to experience difficulty in her math classes. After homeschooling now for four years, they share a few of the things they’ve learned and experienced in making this switch for their family.

In this episode, you’ll hear about: 

  • what prompted the Cavins to start homeschooling
  • how the Cavins chose this method
  • what happens when dad and mom have a shared vision
  • some of the changes the Cavins made in their family
  • how the family completely eliminated video games and cut back their screen time
  • the way their personal relationships have changed
  • protecting time together at night
  • how the parents have become readers themselves
  • the spiritual growth they’ve seen in their children
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Books Mentioned in Episode 179:

  • Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
  • Keeper of the Bees by Gene Stratton Porter
  • Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter
  • Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis
  • That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis
  • The Hobbit by J. R. Tolkien
  • Hawk and the Dove by Penelope Wilcock
  • Child’s Story Bible by Catherine Vos

Want to Make the Change from Public School to Homeschooling?

If you find yourself wondering how you are going to start homeschooling after sending your kids to public school, you’re in the right place!

Like the Cavins shared, sometimes it takes a couple years to find your stride after moving away from the public school model. Even seasoned homeschool parents continually evaluate and revise the routines that work best for their family.

However, amidst all the changes that happen in a family over the years, your philosophy of education should stand firm.

One of the biggest mistakes people make as they begin homeschooling is not defining their method before they begin.

Our Homeschool Made Simple seminars provide the framework and tools you need to homeschool simply, inexpensively, and enjoyably.

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Start with our basic seminar, A Literature Based Approach to Education, which will help you develop your own philosophy of education as you embark on this journey. We will teach you the why of our approach to homeschooling but also the how.

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