Kirk Cameron Presents: The Homeschool Awakening

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What do you all know about homeschooling?  Families across the nation are experiencing the homeschool awakening and are beginning to take advantage of the freedom and opportunities for self-discovery — with the world as their classroom!

Homeschooling can truly look so different from family to family.  But that’s one of the beautiful aspects!  We can all make our family’s homeschooling journey look like what we want and work the way that’s best for our particular families.  There’s not just one way to homeschool!  Homeschooling families can do what they need to help their children thrive.  

Kirk Cameron Presents: The Homeschool Awakening

Big Misconception-

The biggest misconception some parents have is thinking they can’t homeschool their children.  They feel they aren’t equipped.  But who could be a better teacher than you, the one who loves your children more than any other teacher could!

Kirk Cameron Presents: The Homeschool Awakening

Kirk Cameron Presents: The Homeschool Awakening

Join award-winning actor, Kirk Cameron, as he dives into the adventures of dynamic American families on a mission to put fun and faith back into learning. The Homeschool Awakening explores the ins, outs, and honest answers to homeschooling’s most frequently asked questions.  You’ll get to learn about the value of homeschooling from a homeschool dad himself: Kirk Cameron!

This film is a breath of fresh air!  It really opens the door to homeschooling for many families who had (incorrect) preconceptions about what homeschooling really is.  Homeschooling doesn’t hold families back, instead it can offer incredible flexibility and stability for families.

Kirk Cameron Presents: The Homeschool Awakening

Homeschooling Versus Public School At Home

If you were forced to bring your kids home to school them over the past couple years, that is NOT the same as homeschooling.  You didn’t get to choose the curriculum.  You didn’t have the freedom of creating your schedule.  Your kids had to be on their zoom class at an exact time.  Your kids had to check in throughout the day.  These stipulations and rigid schedules are the exact opposite of what true homeschooling can offer!

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Homeschooling Can Be So Beautiful!

Instead of waking at the break of dawn and chasing the bus, your family could be crawling out of bed, snuggling together on the couch, and begin your days together reading your favorite books!  

Homeschooling provides our family with so much freedom.  We can visit empty libraries and take field trips where we aren’t fighting huge crowds.  Our schedule is what we make it and homeschooling allows us to learn together with our kids while we live every day life.

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  • Barrie

    I didn’t home school but this looks very helpful to parents who do. I’ll share with my HS friends!

  • Lauryn R

    Homeschooling is not easy and (for me anyways) comes with a lot of guilt about whether you are doing the right thing or not. My biggest tip is to try not to be hard on yourself and staying organized and writing out plans/schedules really helps. There are also so many benefits, my kids are really close and get to learn a lot of life lessons that will really help them out as adults.

  • Leela

    I homeschool mine. Sometimes it’s hard to keep their interest.

  • mami2jcn

    I homeschool and I’d recommend looking into online programs. I started homeschooling in 2011 and did all the teaching myself with the help of assorted curriculum materials until I discovered online programs. Life has been a lot easier since then. I have graduated 2 kids so far (one is in the military and one is in college).

  • Ann Fantom

    My question about homeschooling is how to make sure your child gets enough socialization skills with other children

  • Christy R.

    How do you make sure your child gets in to a good college if you homeschool?

  • Will G

    Are there resources to find other homeschoolers as well for socialization resasons?

  • william gossage

    Does homeschool learn your kids what they need to know to get into college?

  • Donna Clifford

    Do homeschool kids still have to take standarized tests?

  • Anne Perry

    Homeschool is not public school at home. You are the best teacher.

  • wen budro

    I guess my only real question is about how much freedom you have from public school regulations and standardized testing.

  • xjanelx78

    I’ve always wondered how parents deal with socializing their homeschooled kids.

  • Susan Smith

    How does your homeschool child make friends, socialize and join clubs and sports?

    • So many options! Look for a local homeschool group Facebook page or homeschool co-op and the opportunities are endless. In our community (which is pretty small!), we have tons of opportunities. There are homeschool teen nights, co-ops, field trips, 4H groups, homeschool sports, AWANA, youth group, and more.

  • Kris I.

    My question is as your kids get older; how do you teach them on subjects you are not familiar with?

    • There are different options here. Often times, there are local homeschool co-ops where subjects are being taught. You can sign your kiddo up there if you’d rather not teach it yourself. Another option is to learn the subject along side your kids. Some families choose to hire a tutor to teach a specific subject. Some states, like MN, allow you to enroll your child in one (or more) classes with your district if you’d like as well.

  • Mia Rose

    One of my questions is if kids need extra services like speech or physical therapy, would that be accessible at their local school.

    • In our state, yes! One of my kiddos didn’t technically qualify for speech but the school speech therapist said it would still be beneficial so he said he would still meet with him! So we had speech once a week for a couple months. I just drove him to school and then we went back home right after.

  • Molli Taylor

    i always wondered how noe parent manages different grades at once

    • There’s multiple ways to do this. Either teach a curriculum that can include everyone (but different assignments will look different for each child/age) or divide and conquer. Our family does divide and conquer. Each child has their own curriculum and I rotate and help whoever needs me at the moment. If more than one child needs help, I have one skip over to reading, journaling, flashcards, or another task until I’m free. If it’s a younger child who needs help, sometimes an older sibling will jump up to help before I even have a chance to respond! The older kids love helping their siblings most of the time.

  • LoriP

    are there options for team sports and activities

  • Kim Kern

    Stay committed to the core curriculum, but enhance it with other interests your child has.

  • Stephanie Liske

    Make sure to keep your kid engaged.

  • Nicole Martin

    I always wondered about options for socializing your kids while home schooling.

    • Great question! There are so many options. Our family chooses to participate in a homeschool co-op, First Friday Teen nights, field trips with our local homeschool group, AWANA, youth group, and more! There are lots of chances for socializing if you look.

  • Jenny Q.

    I honestly thought about homeschooling my youngest, but my concern was that I wouldn’t be able to give him the same opportunities that I had growing up. For example, I took French in high school and in college, but what if he wanted to take Latin or German? I am sure there are resources to help when a child chooses subjects beyond what I studied, but it was a concern.

    • The great thing about homeschooling (at least in our state) is that homeschooled children CAN sign up for classes if they’d like! So I could enroll my kiddos in a specific subject and bring them to our local school each day for it if we’d so choose. They can also play in sports with our district if we wanted.

  • I’ve thought about home schooling especially with the COVID-19 not gettinguch better and with these schools getting shot up also..

  • Jessica

    I’ve always wondered if curriculum is helpful for homeschool preschool?

    • Great question! It really depends on the child and family. I didn’t personally use a preschool curriculum and instead just focussed more on reading aloud to my kids and playing games. I also included the kids in the kitchen when it came to baking, measuring, pouring, etc.

  • Ashley Parks

    I’ve homeschool my kids since my oldest was prek age. We are on year 7 & its so hard to believe!! My biggest tip is not to try to make look like public school at home. Embrace the flexibility and make time to just have fun learning with your kids.

  • Patricia E

    My question would be how do you set schedules that work and also how do you get your children to listen to your? How do you know if homeschool is right for you?

  • Jen Reed

    I have homeschooled my children and honestly it works best if your child is open to it. At times I did it for the wrong reasons and it did not work for that particular child. However, if the right situation it can be a wonderful experience.

  • Helga

    What’s the best way to find teaching materials?

  • beth shepherd

    I have homeschooled my children. I really enjoyed it. It is not easy but is worth it. My advice is to do what works best for you as far as a schedule goes.

  • Danielle Day

    What are the best arts and crafts resources online?

  • Jacob Bray

    What are some field trips for home schooling that you’d recommend.

  • Jacob Bray

    What are some field trips for home schooling that you’d recommend.

  • Melissa Storms

    Is it hard to stick to routine when homeschooling?

  • Fredrick Pauly

    I always wondered how they did standardized testing and how it compared to classroom teaching.

  • Tina F

    I have always wondered who do you answer to? the school, the schoolboard, or no one.

  • Sarah L

    Do you take field trips?
    Thanks for the contest.

  • Dana

    I don’t have any homeschooling questions – I’m retired w/o children

  • Cassandra D

    How do homeschoolers fair with public-school peers regarding testing results?

  • Cynthia C

    What happens to kids whose parents are negligent or incompetent in homeschooling?

  • Angela Heerde

    My question is how do homeschooled kids find other kids to socialize with ?

  • Carolyn D

    What is the best way for home schooled kids to meet others and socialize? I believe some social interaction is important.

  • Peggy Nunn

    So many people are excited about this movie.

  • Amy Jo

    HOW to get past the red tape and resistance from the school!

  • Brittany Gilley

    How do you find in-person homeschool groups?

  • Social activities seem more important to home school kids and how to find them.

  • Buddy Garrett

    My question has always been are home schooled students qualified for entrance to colleges do some colleges discount homeschooling.

  • Sand

    I’m curious is h9me schoolers have to take the standardized tests.

  • Sarah

    Is it possible for a homeschooled kid to join a school club?

  • Candie Luster

    I like that there are more alternatives for students instead of just going to a school that may not accept the students.

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