Got a question? Need to connect with other families like yours?
Rest assured, you aren't alone! Tens of thousands of Australian children are learning from home. Help and advice from experienced home educators is at hand through one the many online support groups available.
Get to know and chat to Beverley online through her groups:
Beverley lives a busy life helping her children home educate their children. She also has a massive garden and is passionate about growing and propagating plants. She's also a little shy, not much into phone conversations, and prefers to connect with others through her groups, where she can share answers to questions with many other parents. Over the past 30 years she's probably answered your questions dozens, if not hundreds, of times...
Also, be sure to download our FREE Resource Directory to find nearby groups in your town, region or state.
Interested in starting your own support group? Grab a copy of Beverley's comprehensive and practical guide Building a Homeschool Community, How to Start a Group.
Way back in 1988, after only a couple of years of home educating, Beverley started her very first support group, probably the first home educating support group in South Australia. With help from a friend she began the SA Home Based Learning Newsletter which has been in continuous production and still provides support and connection to hundreds of home educating families in that state.
Read about the advantages to belonging to a home educating support group, as well as other ideas about growing your own homeschooling or unschooling social network or community hub.
List your group in The Educating Parents Resource Directory. Published annually this free downloadable e-book includes information about getting started with home education, support groups, competitions, the BIG book list, Aussie blogs, as well as a directory of businesses owned and run by home educating families.
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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 support of national, state, regional and local home education groups.
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We began educating our three children in 1985, when our eldest was aged five years. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn as they grew and explored and discovered this amazing world since the moment 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. I hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was!
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