Home Sweet School: Chicago homeschoolers share their stories

Home Sweet School: Chicago homeschoolers share their stories

Most Chicago-area kids are gearing up for back-to-school. But not all of them. A growing number of family are choosing to homeschool or unschool their kids.

I recently interviewed five different Chicago-area families to hear their personal homeschooling stories. Through my interviews, I found that not one of these families fit into any of the typical homeschooling stereotypes (one mom joked with me that everyone always expects her to be wearing a long denim skirt with her hair in a braid and five or six kids at her feet). I loved talking to these smart and committed moms about what it is like to be both mama and school teacher for their kids.

You can read more about why some local families have made this educational decision for their kids in my story in the August issue of Chicago Parent Magazine.

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