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27: How to Make Homeschooling a Lifestyle | Claire Osborne

27: How to Make Homeschooling a Lifestyle | Claire Osborne

education homeschooling Sep 01, 2020

Claire Osborne decided to homeschool her kids – now 16 and 13 years old – from the start of their education, and she never looked back. Claire shares how her family made homeschooling a lifestyle and, most importantly, customized the experience to each child. You’ll also learn the truth about homeschooling as Claire and Emily debunk common myths.


  • “I wasn’t sure that the public school would provide the challenge that my creative kids seek each day, so they didn’t get lost in the shuffle, and lose their curiosity. I wanted them to continue to ask questions and dig for answers every day.” – Claire Osborne
  • “You’re in sixth grade, you do sixth grade math…well who cares what your book says. You do where the kids is ready and help them right where they are. You will be surprised at how quickly they end up back on grade level.” – Claire Osborne
  • “You know, you can be over-scheduled and be homeschooled” – Claire Osborne


  • 0:54 – Homeschooling from the start
  • 1:44 – The longer you’re in, the harder it is to change course
  • 3:06 – A tailored approach
  • 6:10 – A scary commitment
  • 9:16 – Debunking common myths about homeschooling
  • 9:43 – Myth #1: You’re home all the time
  • 10:42 – Myth #2: Homeschooled kids are unsocialized
  • 12:51 – Myth #3: You can’t work and homeschool your kids
  • 16:25 – Work and homeschooling: Are they like having two jobs?
  • 17:46 – Myth #4: Homeschoolers are all shy
  • 18:55 – Myth #5: Homeschooled kids aren’t prepared for college
  • 20:33 – Myth #6: Homeschoolers are not connected with mainstream culture
  • 22:59 – Advice for parents considering homeschooling
  • 26:40 – Dipping your toe into homeschooling


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