Welcome to The Educating Parent Beverley Paine's archive of articles about homeschooling and unschooling written over a period of 30 plus years

HomeAboutAdvertiseArticles Curriculum Resource DirectoryShopKids PagesFacebook

Registration - State by State - Guides: VICNSWQLDSAWATASACTNT

Download our FREE The Educating Parent Resource Directories today!

Free download a quick guide to getting started with homeschooling and unschooling by Beverley Paine The Educating Parent in this excellent Resource Directory
Introduction to
Home Education

Free download Beverley's huge list of books about homeschooling and unschooling in her special edition of The Educating Parent Resource Directory
BIG List of Books
about Home Ed

Download for FREE this huge collection of links to online Australian homeschool and unschool support groups in this special The Educating Parent Resource Directory by Beverley Paine
National and State
Support Groups

Help support fellow home educating families earn a living or add your business to this very popular The Educating Parent Resource Directory by Beverley Paine
Home Educating
Families in Business

Over 80 blogs by Australian homeschooling and unschooling families are listed in this FREE The Educating Parent Resource Directory by Beverley Paine, download and email to add your blog to the list today
Aussie Homeschool
and Unschool Blogs

Looking for support, reassurance and information?
Join Beverley's The Educating Parents Homeschooling and Unschooling Facebook or Yahoo online groups.


Free eBooks
by Beverley Paine!

Australian Homeschool Summit 2019

Attend any of my workshops below
at the 2019 Australian Homeschool Summit to receive a free ebook on that topic.

See my other AHS 2019 post for more information about the Summit.

2019 Australian Homeschool Summit

Deschooling for Homeschoolers

It's been said that children need a month of deschooling for every year they've been at school. It's not just the kids though - we parents need to deschool as much as they do. We are the ones that worry about education and nag the kids about when, how and why they should be learning this or that. We need to chill out, take the school out of learning - stop thinking of ourselves as homeSCHOOLers and start thinking of ourselves as Educating Parents! Let Beverley show you how.

Tune into How Your Child Learns

Long before I found out about learning styles, I worked out that each of my children learned differently and that what worked for one didn't work for the others. Having said that, there are some things that worked for all three. In this session I'll chat about how to enhance your child's learning environment with a few simple tips, and help you tune into how your child learns.

Oh no! I Forgot to Socialize the Kids!

If you asked most people why kids go to school they'd say that's where kids are taught how to read and write and learn about the world. Parents are typically more concerned with grades than whether or not their child is having a good time at school, has lots of friends, and is popular, etc. So why does socialization suddenly become the area of most concern when children are homeschooled? Learn ways to answer that pesky question we all hate. Plus - explore what socialization is and why it is important!

I get a percentage of the sale for selling you the ticket to the Summit when you use this link - your help in supporting The Educating Parent is much appreciated! https://australianhomeschoolsummit.com/ref/Beverley/

What is the Australian Homeschool Summit?

Every year Kelly George of Fearless Homeschool organises an all Australian home education online conference packed with information about all aspects of homeschooling and unschooling. For decades we've looked on with envy at the many conferences and conventions held in the USA for homeschooling parents but our much smaller population and the tyranny of distance works against us organsing and holding our own. Kelly came up with a very practical and successful solution - an online conference, by Aussies for Aussies, all Aussie content! The 2019 Summit is her third and is shaping up to be the best yet.

You've probably got some questions about how it all works - that's what this post is about! Kelly has put together this bunch of questions and answers but if you have a different one, pop it in the comments below and I'll find the answer for you!

Q1: Do I need to go anywhere?

No way! It's all online, so you don't even need to leave your couch. With our low population density, in-person events are a great idea, but not doable for most of us, so we're doing it all online.

Q2: Do I have to be a Facebook member?

To attend the live part, yes. It's all running within a Facebook group. Love it or hate it, it's a very convenient way to run this. 

If you really don't want to join, that's perfectly OK - you won't miss out. The recordings will be uploaded to the site, and you can access them at any time.

Q3: What exactly do I get if I attend the AHS?

- You'll get to come along to ALL the workshops and chat with the presenters live - you can get your specific questions answered. 

- You'll be a member of the private pop-up Facebook group, where we're all chatting away already, helping everyone to troubleshoot problems. Think of it like coaching - you have a problem, you'll have a team of experienced homeschoolers giving you strategies to solve it!

- You'll also have access (forever) to all the recordings. So when you're having trouble with your registration forms, lacking confidence, or getting ready to travel, you can kick back with a cuppa and get the help you need, at the time you need it.

Q4: I'll be away on those dates and won't be able to make it - what can I do?

You can watch from ANYWHERE, so if you can upload holiday snaps to Instagram you can watch the workshops on Facebook. But if you're really going off-grid, you'll be able to watch all the recordings whenever you like - they'll all be uploaded to a special membership area for you to view again..and again..whenever you need a bit of inspiration and help.

Q5: I bought the last one. Should I buy it again?

This year's summit is completely fresh and different. We're not just recycling old content and slapping on a few bits and pieces to make it look new. We have more workshops from more presenters covering many different areas. If you loved the last one, you're going to find this one ever better.

Q6: How much does it cost?

We know many homeschoolers are on a tight budget, so we've done our best to keep it affordable. Tickets are only $25 AUD, which is less than $1 per workshop! The registration information alone is worth ten times that (you've seen how much it costs for people to help you with your plan, right?). 

And that's your only cost, forever. There are no monthly or yearly fees or any hidden extras or upgrades - just one ticket price.

Q7: Will there be mp3s and transcripts?

Yes to mp3s! Each workshop will be available afterwards as an mp3 file, so you can listen on the move.

We're working on finding a cost-effective method of producing transcripts. We'd really like to provide them, but can't promise them just yet.

Q8: Can I download the workshops?

Yes! I've spent years travelling and have lived most of my life in rural Australia, so I'm well aware of the reality of slow, expensive internet. The video and audio files will be available to download, so you can use a cheap connection to download them and then watch them whenever you like.

Q9: Are there any bonuses included?

Yes, there will definitely be bonuses, freebies, and discounts for attendees for other products, just like last time. We like to thank you!

And if you haven't got a ticket but you're keen to join us (don't forget, we begin on February 4th), what are you waiting for?! 

Seriously, don't wait. Check out all the details here: https://australianhomeschoolsummit.com/ref/Beverley/

I get a percentage of the sale of your ticket price if you use this link - your help in supporting The Educating Parent is much appreciated!

Was this article helpful? Was it worth $1.00 to you? Your gift of $1 or more helps to keep this site operating offering encouragement and reassurance to families wanting better outcomes for their children.

Thank you for your gift contribution!

Beverley Paine with her children, and their home educated children, relaxing at home.

Together with the support of my family, my aim is to help parents educate their children in stress-free, nurturing environments. In addition to building and maintaing this website, I continue to create and manage local and national home educating networks, help to organise conferences and camps, as well as write for, edit and produce newsletters, resource directories and magazines. I am an active supporter of national, state, regional and local home education groups.

"You've been an inspiration to me, I love the way
you really listen to people."

"Whenever I read your writing I always come away
with increased confidence in my ability to provide and
share a wonderful learning journey with my family!"

"Your guidance, understanding, support and words of
wisdom changed our lives. We now offer support and
organise many homeschooling events for others."

"Thank you once again for your prompt and friendly service.
I am convinced that your books are going to add
quality and peace of mind to my journey of teaching my kids
at home! Just from studying your website, until almost
2am in the morning, I 've been encouraged!"

"Thank you for all your many,many reassuring words
over many, many years. You probably don't know exactly how
valuable you are to the Australian Home Education community.
I've been reading your stuff for maybe 8 years or more now.
And I'm very grateful."

Want to learn how to write your own education plans to suit
your unique children's individual learning needs?

Looking for quality curriculum and teaching tips ?

Over 1000 reassuring and informative articles to help
build your confidence as an Educating Parent

Welcome to the World of Home Education and
Learning without School!

We began educating our children in 1985, when our eldest was five. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn since they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. We hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was! Beverley Paine

The information on this website is of a general nature only and is not intended as personal or professional advice. This site merges and incorporates 'Homeschool Australia' and 'Unschool Australia'.

To see the full range of Beverley Paine's books on homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning visit Always Learning Books

Tap into Beverley's experience through her books

"Your books, your blogs helped me beyond words...
they helped me to find comfort in knowing it is ok to choose
exactly what is best for my family." Nisha

"Your books and information are mind blowing and already
I am feeling good about this new experience." Diane

Connect with Beverley and ask questions
through her online The Educating Parents Homeschooling and Unschooling Facebook and Yahoo support groups.

purchase Beverley's practical and common sense books on homeschooling and unschooling
"Your guidance, understanding, support & words of wisdom changed our lives." Leslie

"I feel specially inspired by Beverley's words and, the more I read her comments, the more inspired I feel, since my need for support, respect for different parenting styles, and information are fully met." Marijo

Advertise with The Educating Parent

Teach Maths in the way that children learn with MathsUSee by MathsAustralia

30% discount for purchases from ReadyEd Publications when you use the code 'homeschool' at  the checkout

Help your child to learn how to play music with our app and children's books to them started - I Learning Music and Fun in the Music Room

Stocking all of Beverley Paine's, the educating parent's, books!

Click here for music lessons for students with autism and other needs Spectrum Music Studio

Click here for one month free trial Typing Tournament - learn to type the fun way

music lessons tailored to your home educating students needs in Joondalup Perth WA the only homeschool reading development which combines neurosciencebased exercises with voice recognition technology, platypus power reading program

click to go to the Sunshine Collective providing ‘Brilliant Boxes’ to families of pre-schoolers and primary school aged children, throughout Australia Click here to go to Learning Enrichment Studio Fostering Students Academic Potential

cover of Getting Started with Homeschooling by Beverley Paine DIY Getting Started with Home Schooling Pack
Beverley Paine's best selling comprehensive common sense manual detailing how to write your own curriculum tailored to your children's educational needs
PLUS 9 of Beverley's popular practical home educating series booklets!
Great value $60
Natural Learning
and Unschooling Pack

Each Pack contains a copy of the following:
Natural Learning
Natural Learning Answers
A5 or A4
Learning Naturally Diary
Learning Maths Naturally
A Sample Approved Natural Learning Program and Review

Only $29 or $33
Select A4 or A5 Diary

Home education is a legal alternative
to school education in Australia.
State and Territory governments are responsible
for regulating home education and have different
requirements, however home educating families
are able to develop curriculum and learning programs
to suit the individual needs of their children.

animated Australian flag

Without revenue from advertising
by educational suppliers and Google Ads
we could not continue to provide information
to home educators. Please support us by letting
our advertisers know that you found them on
The Educating Parent. Thanks!

Beverley's books are excellent for building confidence as a home educator says Tracey, homeschooling mum.

Support Centre
Contact Us | Join a Support Group | Beverley's Books | Resource Directory | Blog | Donate

About The Educating Parent
Beverley Paine | April Jermey and Always Learning Books | Advertise with us


What is Home Education Why Home Educate Getting Started & Registering Different Ways to Home Educate
Life as a Home Educator Resources & Support Teens and Beyond Curriculum and Teaching Tips
Unschooling & Natural Learning Travelling & Home Educating Other: just for fun, general, etc Children's Pages

animated smiling face Thank you for visiting!

Beverley Paine, The Educating Parent
The opinions and articles included on this website are not necessarily those of Beverley and Robin Paine,
nor do they endorse or recommend products listed in contributed articles, pages, or advertisements.
This website uses browsing cookies and conducts other means to collect user information in order to display contextual ads.
Site Map. Text and images on this site © All Rights Reserved 1999-2018.