Ages and Stages: Real-Life Homeschooling

Presented by: Jennifer Georgia

“How do I know what to teach and when? Should my state standards of learning guide my decisions, or just inform them? What if my child doesn’t want to learn to read in Kindergarten? Do I really need separate curricula for grammar, spelling, handwriting, phonics, and writing? And math, and science, and history, and art, and foreign language? Maybe I’ll just go hide in my closet!” Instead of hiding, let’s have a discussion about how to help your child create a mission-focused plan for his education. We’ll look at how real families are implementing these plans in their homeschools, and at the outcomes of their efforts.


Jennifer believes that raising intelligent, happy, freedom-loving children–and helping others do the same–is a powerful way of contributing to society. She worked as an intensive care nurse for 20 years, but now has switched to doing “intensive mommying.” The Georgias have four kids in Team A, who were homeschooled since birth and are now all launched into college, missions, jobs, and/or marriage. Team B is composed of three kids adopted from foster care along with their bio son.

Jennifer is the author of Magical Math: A Book for Young Children and Their Parents which is illustrated by Team A, and You Don’t Have to Be an Expert: Why Homeschooling Works. She blogs at Vision Academy Publishing.

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