Welcome to the About Me page on the Home Schooling Tips for Parents website.
I am Claudette, mom to ten terrific (most times) children that I prayed for and home schooled from preschool to high school, except our eldest son who attended a private, Christian high school for two years.
This site is for new homeschoolers, veteran homeschoolers, and those who are still thinking about homeschooling.
I will include everything that I think you need, such as:
Please let me know if there are other needs you have. I received help from others when I was a new homeschooler years ago and I want to pay it forward
I live in middle TN with my husband, Wayne, our children, and four grandchildren, so far. I am currently homeschooling our youngest - a son - in homeschool high school.
We homeschooled our children because it allowed us to educate our children naturally and spiritually. It gave us the freedom to select courses and materials specifically for each child, while teaching in a Christ-centered environment, which was important to us.
We recognize that home education is not the only way to teach children, but it has become a “way of life” for our family.
After teaching our children and others for over thirty years, I hope to share some of the knowledge gained with numerous home schooling tips and anecdotes about me and our experiences.
This site will be accessible through the Contact Me page and I will utilize the FAQs to answer the most frequently asked questions, such as “What about socialization?” and “Can you write off home schooling expenses on your taxes?”
I will provide a forum to freely engage with others who are doing what you are doing or at least, are seriously considering it for themselves through the community on this site.
After I resigned from the New York City public school system as an elementary school teacher, I decided to teach our children at home.
It has not always been an easy road for us; however, I would do it all over again!
Our children have earned the following since we began homeschooling:
The most important accomplishment though is the fact that all our children know the Most High God and are endeavoring to serve Him; some more than others.
Yes. I love teaching and I love to assist others in teaching their children (or students), too. A few things about me include that I:
For the current school year, I will be homeschooling one child in high school, I will continue to provide homeschool counseling to parents who have been referred by friends and family, and I will maintain this website.
I will also pursue my passion to write articles, curriculum resources, and Kindle eBooks, such as my recent title Thrust into Home Schooling.
Overall, I have been a stay-at-home mom except for a few instances of working through a temporary agency. I especially enjoyed the opportunity to design closets and garage storage solutions for an Atlanta-based, family-owned company!
Now, I can enjoy the best of both worlds. I stay home to be available for our family and earn an income doing what I am most interested in doing, which is writing for an audience.
Click here to read more about me and how I use Site Build It to explore my passion by creating this website to help others while sharing my experiences.