Homeschooling Humor
We all could use a little chuckle every once in a while--especially on those days when things seem a bit bleak and challenging. Enjoy some humor from the home front.
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Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook
A short, illustrated guide to the use of Montessori classroom materials. Describes how to set up a "children's house" - an environment for learning where children can be their own masters.
Parents, Are You Ready To Teach Your Kids Arithmetic?
Parents are starting to realize that "fuzzy" math courses (variously called "whole math," "new math" or "new new math") are producing kids who can't do arithmetic, much less algebra. The U.S. Department of Education responded last October by officially endorsing ten new math courses for grades K-12, calling them "exemplary" or "promising" and urging local school districts to "seriously consider" adopting one of them. The recommended programs were approved by an "expert" panel commissioned by...
Only Child Magazine
Only Child is a communication tool devoted to one of the fastest growing segments of our society... only children of all ages. There are an estimated 20 million only children in the United States alone. This newsletter addresses the concerns and interests of only children, their parents, grandparents, and friends. Only Child News explores issues about raising, being and knowing an only child, and provides a forum for questions and answers. While this is not a specifically "homeschooling" magazin...
Buying Used Curriculum
A look at some of the reason not to buy used curriculum. What and where you purchase your curriculum (and any other homeschool-related books) will have a much greater impact on the homeschool market than it would in any other only because of how small this market is.
Ungraduation
One mother's reminiscences about her son's high school years as an unschooler, and his transition to college.
Homeschooling Humor
Homeschool Humor from the Knowledge House
A collection of jokes and humorous anecdotes including "You Might be Homeschooled If..." and Top 10 Things NOT to say when asked, "What?! No school today?"
Harvard Forcing Homeschoolers to "Fit In"
Parody article describing Harvard's effort to help homeschoolers experience college "socialization."
Teacher Humor
While this website is not homeschool specific, it contains lots of funny anecdotes about teaching and specific teaching subjects.
Ten Reasons Not to Homeschool
A satirical look at the differences between public and home education.
Mr. Pointy Nose
A humorous look at how a clever homeschooling family can outsmart even the nosiest inspectors.
We've Always Done It That Way
A look at how we can just stuck in a rut—literally—from Roman times to the present.
School Jokes
School Jokes has lots of jokes and humor all about school, school life, teachers, lessons and lots more—over 250 pages of them. Includes many subject related jokes.
Top 5 Reasons to Home School
A deejay relates his humorous reasons to homeschool.
The Top 20 Reasons to Homeschool
A slightly 'tongue in cheek' view of why someone might choose to homeschool.
You Might Be Homeschooled If...
you check out more than 10 books each time you visit the library...or you have ever finished your schoolwork before breakfast...or you consider sled riding phys ed. More homeschool humor.
FTC Prosecutes Homeschoolers
Did you know that the Federal Trade Commission issued an administrative complaint against homeschooling parents charging that they were engaging in "unfair competition" against the nation's public school systems by maintaining, in effect, a group boycott? Well, April Fools!
Homeschool Humor from the Olsen Family
Wonderful collection of humorous tidbits and articles. Tickle your funny bone here.
I Will Survive - Homeschool Version
A comical encouraging video for all homeschool moms and families.
Top Ten Reasons to Home School
A homeschool mom shares some funny reasons to homeschool.
Homeschooling Humor Forum at vegsource.com
Got a funny story to share? Need a good chuckle? You'll find it here as homeschooling moms and dads share the joys and humor of homeschooling.
You Might Be a Homeschooler If...
You might be a homeschooler if...your school bus is a nine-passenger van...or your biology class curriculum consists of watching your baby brother's home birth...or all the signatures on your graduation diploma end with the same last name. Josh Carden shares his insight into the homeschool lifestyle.
Homeschooling SAQ (Seldom Asked Questions)
A humorous look at some of the perplexing questions a new homeschooling parent has.
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50 Comebacks for Homeschooling Naysayers

This collection of funny quips will help you answer that age-old question, "What about socialization?" 

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Discover Your Child's Learning Style : Children Learn in Unique Ways - Here's the Key to Every Child's Learning Success
It has become widely accepted that not all children learn alike. Some grasp information best by reading, while others learn better through listening or discovering concepts in a hands-on fashion. Two longtime educators--Mariaemma Willis and Victoria Kindle-Hodson--suggest in this guide that there are actually five aspects to a student's learning style beyond the simple modes of visual, auditory, or kinesthetic. Their "learning style profile" takes into account a child's talents, interests, prefe...
Don't Waste Your Time Homeschooling: 72 Things I Wish I'd Known
Traci Matt, a veteran homeschool mom helps you make the most of your homeschooling efforts. She takes a look back at 20 years of successes and challenges, offering tested strategies to assist you on your home education journey. This book will help you learn ways to keep a peaceful home, stay out of the isolation trap, practice self-care, learn how to live with teens, and respond to the questions of others.
These Rare Lands
If a picture's worth 1,000 words, this book--with its hundreds of breathtaking photos of America's National Parks--is a well-stocked bookstore. Accompanied by the words of poet laureate Mark Strand, These Rare Lands is a perfect coffee-table book for anyone who has enjoyed the wonders of nature's wildest places. From a storm over Sequoia National Park in California to the otherworldly stalactites and stalagmites of New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns and an Atlantic sunset in Maine's Acadia, th...
Children at Play : Using Waldorf Principles to Foster Childhood Development
Children at Play is an insightful exploration into the world of children's play and its tremendous significance in the shaping of each child's humanity. A mother and proponent of Rudolf Steiner's Waldorf system of education, author Heidi Britz-Crecelius offers practical suggestions and an up-to-date list of resources for today's families.
Help for the Harried Homeschooler : A Practical Guide to Balancing Your Child's Education with the Rest of Your Life
Homeschooling moms and dads can be overwhelmed by the demands on their time. Between their children’s educational needs; their roles as spouse, parent, and more; and their own individual desires and goals, these mothers and fathers struggle to accomplish all that must be done. In Help for the Harried Homeschooler, experienced homeschooler, author, and mother of four Christine Field offers sound advice for parents who want not only to achieve homeschooling success but also to reach a balanc...