When people first hear of home education, they shudder, or express curiosity and/or express doubt that a child could receive an adequate education. They want to know many answers, so it is no wonder our families and friends also have many questions. Don’t be discouraged if your families and friends don’t understand your choice right away.

Books that are helpful to you can answer some of their questions; suggest they start with some reading. Other veteran home educators can answer some of their questions.

Research studies have statistics and facts to show the benefits and outcomes for home education. The Canadian Centre for Home Education (CCHE) did one such study in 2003.

Realize it may take some time for them to understand the home education benefits. Usually everyone has the same goal in mind, doing what is best for the child/children.