Family resistance to homeschooling can come in different ways. From simple misunderstandings to serious disagreements, from aunts and uncles to sometimes one’s own spouse. For those unfamiliar with homeschooling, it can seem strange or confusing. But you know you’ve made the right choice, living a learning lifestyle that grows your family closer together. So how to you respond when you meet family resistance to homeschooling? Jennifer and Holly meet up today to discuss what kinds of resistance they met, and how they brought people over to their side. Listen and learn how to be confident when telling your family about the wonderful choice you’ve made! And be sure to stay to the end of the episode, when we discuss an important warning for homeschool Facebook groups!


Free to Learn by Peter Gray

Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto

How Children Learn by John Holt

The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning and Life by Julie Bogart

Teenage Liberation Handbook, How to Quit School and Get a Real Education by Grace Llewellyn

Teach Your Own by John Holt and Pat Farenga

The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer

What Is a Family? by Edith Schaeffer

Season’s of a Mother’s Heart by Sally Clarkson

The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a Transcript Maker Production. It is hosted by Holly Williams Urbach, Melody Gillum, and Jennifer Jones, produced by Matthew Bass, and edited by Norah Williams. Our graphic design is by Pete Soloway and our music is by The Great Pangolin.

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