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What is Home Education

Why Home Educate

Over 30 'typical day/week' articles by Australian home educating families. This "fly on the wall" look at what actually happens will both inspire, reassure and encourage you.
Learning Without School only $22
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Getting Started & Registering

Beverley Paine's best selling manual on homeschooling takes you through the basics of how to write learning plans tailored to your child's individual needs.
Getting Started with Homeschooling only $27.50
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Different Ways to Home Educate

Finding the 'right' curriculum can be daunting... Beverley summarises the most popular approaches and guides you to asking the kind questions that will help you determine if it is the one that will work for your child and suit your family's situation.
Choosing Homeschool Curriculum only $5
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Life as a Home Educator

Peppered with personal anecdotes and examples, Beverley's honest and authentic writing style will help you to discover a path toward developing trust in instrinsic motivation and less reliance on extrinsic motivation. Expect bunches carrots, rather than bundles of sticks! Motivation in the Homeschool only $5
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Teens and Beyond

About Beverley,
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CURRICULUM Categories

Book and Curriculum Reviews

General Information

English

Help your child learn how to read, write and spell with Beverley's invaluable tips and suggestions. A set of 5 practical booklets:
Early Years Language Series only $20
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Science

Technology

Health, Personal and Physical Development

Society and Environment
(see also History and Geography)

History

Geography

Drawing on her obvious enthusiasm for geography Beverley shows how to integrate this subject into your everyday life in simple, easy and achievable ways. With chapters on why teach geography, it's benefits, how to monitor your children's learning as well as checklists. 
100 Strategies for Teaching Geography only $5 Price incluldes postage, eBook available.

Maths

The Arts

Languages Other Than English (LOTE)

Educational Games Booklets
8 booklets that use games to enhance your children's laerning. Launch unit studies, spark interest, or use to reinforce childrne's specific interests, increase their skills and knowledge or consolidate previous learning.
Educational Games Booklet Series only $32 Price incluldes postage.

CHILDREN'S PAGES
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Homeschool Unschool Australia Magazine back issues are still available as e-books.

I am continuously adding to this comprehensive collection of articles and hope you find them useful on your home educating adventure. Feedback and comments welcome.

The information on this website is of a general nature only and is not intended as personal or professional advice.

The Education Parent merges Beverley Paine's Homeschool Australia and Unschool Australia.

FREE RESOURCE DIRECTORY

Your comprehensive home ed guide includes:

  • Homeschooling & Unschooling Defined
  • Quick Guide to Getting Started
  • Registering as a Home Educator
  • Withdrawing your Child from School
  • Australian Support Groups
  • Home Educating Families in Business
  • A Typical Home Educating Day
  • List of Academic Competitions
  • Aussie Homeschooling and
    Unschooling Blogs
  • The BIG List of Home Ed Book
  • Home Ed Families in Business Directory

Since 1988 Beverley Paine has steadfastly promoted and supported home education as an educational choice for Australia families. Her books and websites aim to demystify education, gently deschooling families so that they may meet their children's individual and unique educational and developmental needs. Her honesty, insights and wealth of experience continues to bring hope, reassurance and confidence to families.

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After 20 years of being a contact and support person Beverley no longer takes phone calls. Please join one of her yahoo groups if you want to ask specific questions about home education.

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As her children grew into young adults Beverley realised a long cherished ambition to write fiction. Her first novel, a science fiction story aimed written for teens, The Chimaera Conspiracy, was published in 2002. Her second novel, Summer Storm, is being currently submitted to publishers. Beverley is currently working on three new booklets in her practical home education series.

Aquadome, an underwater research station in the year 2024, is shrouded in mystery, hiding controversial genetic experiments and treacherous secrets. Psychic links draw teenagers, Katya and Coen, into an international conspiracy which threatens their very existence
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About Home Education

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Home educating families face the same objections and get asked the same questions over and again. Beverley draws on her 3 decades of experience to help parents feel confident when answering the many objections and comments relatives, friends and strangers raise. She offers a selection of answers to over a dozen of the most popularly voiced objections to homeschooling you are likely to encounter.
Answering Objections to Homeschooling only $5
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Answering Objections to Homeschool

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Finding the 'right' curriculum can be daunting... Beverley summarises the most popular approaches and guides you to asking the kind questions that will help you determine if it is the one that will work for your child and suit your family's situation.
Choosing Homeschool Curriculum only $5
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Approaches and Methods

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A refreshing practical approach to unschooling based on the needs of the child and family which demystifies and simplifies the philosophy and practice of this style of home education. Using a question and answer approach Beverley Paine uses real examples (with names changed) to help parents better understand how natural learning and unschooling can enhance learning from home.
Natural Learning Answers only $12
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At Our Place... What Home Education Looks Like

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Benefits and Disadvantages

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Over 60 fundamental questions asked by families new to homeschooling are answered in this 36 page booklet, including how much does it cost, is it possible with large families, how much time a day does it take, is it legal, where to find resources and materials, etc.
Frequentely Asked Questions about Homeschooling only $5
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Beyond Homeschooling, see also Teenage Home Education

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Blogs by Home Educators

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Book and Curriculum Reviews

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Boredom, see also Motivation

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Budgetting

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Charlotte Mason

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Dads / Fathers

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Deschooling

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Distance Education and Schools

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Defence Services Homeschooling Families

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Evaluation - see Recording

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Festivals

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General and Off Topic Subjects

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Getting Started, see also Writing Your Own Curricululm

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Gifted Home Education

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Home Educated 'Graduates' Share

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Homeschoolers in the Media

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Interviews

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Just for Fun

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Learning Difference and Special Needs

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Learning Resources for the Homeschool

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Learning Styles and Preferences

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Legal Considerations

All State and Territory information is now inclulded in our FREE The Educating Parent Resource Directory, a handy pdf you can download onto your mobile phone or computer and refer to whenever you need information about getting started, registering, finding a local support group, and more. To add your support group, family business, homeschooling or unschooling blog to our Reource Directory please email Beverley, The Educating Parent.

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Maintaining Confidence

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Managing Homeschool Life: Being Organised

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Motivation, see also Boredom

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Natural Learning Approach, see also Unschooling

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Networks and Support Groups, see also Socialisation

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Online Support Groups

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Our Readers Recommend...

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Overcoming 'Burn Out' and Feeling Overwhelmed

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Parenting

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Part-Time Home Education and School Attendance

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Permaculture

Play

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Preparing the Learning Environment

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Preschool Homeschooling

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Recording and Evaluating, see also Writing Your Own Curriculum

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Research

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Sample Learning Programs

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School-At-Home Approach

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Single Parent Homeschooling Families, see also Working Homeschooling Parents

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Socialisation, see also Networks and Support Groups

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Teaching Strategies

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Teenagers and Homeschooling, see also Beyond Homeschooling

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Travelling and Homeschooling

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Typical Homeschool Days or Weeks

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Unschooling Approach, see also Natural Learning Approach

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Why We Homeschool

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Working and Homeschool, see also Single Parent Homeschooling Families

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Writing Your Own Curriculum

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Curriculum Planning, see also Writing Your Own Curriculum

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CURRICULUM CHECKLISTS

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Curriculum - General - Suppliers


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Comprehensive home education guide by Beverley Paine, The Educating Parent, includes:
  • Homeschooling & Unschooling Defined
  • Quick Guide to Getting Started
  • Registering as a Home Educator
  • Withdrawing your Child from School
  • Australian Support Groups
  • Home Educating Families in Business
  • A Typical Home Educating Day
  • List of Academic Competitions
  • Aussie Homeschooling and
    Unschooling Blogs
  • The BIG List of Home Ed Book
  • Home Ed Families in Business Directory

ENGLISH

Handwriting

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Listening and Speaking

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Media Studies

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Poetry

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Reading

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Story Telling

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Writing

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General

MATHEMATICS

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THE ARTS

Visual Arts

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Dance

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Drama

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Music

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TECHNOLOGY and ENTERPRISE

Information Technology

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Crafts

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HEALTH, PERSONAL and PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Life Skills and Chores

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Nutrition

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Personal Care

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Physical Education

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Relationships

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Spiritual and Moral Development
see also Festivals

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HISTORY

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GEOGRAPHY

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LOTE - Learning Languages Other than English

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SCIENCE

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CHILDREN'S PAGES

The children who have contributed items for the Kids Pages live in Australia and all are educated at home by their parents.

Submission Guidelines

Book, Media and Game Reviews

News Items and Articles

Short Story Library

Letters

Photo Album

Art Gallery

Projects, Fun Activities and Unit Studies

Recipes

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