New Homeschooling Parents Often Worry If They Are Up for the Task of Educating Their Children

GRAY, Tenn. - Nov. 10, 2020 - PRLog -- The recent pandemic and the school closures that ensued have forced many parents to re-think their children's education, turning to homeschooling as they weather the unknown. As parents get down to the nitty-gritty of the day-to-day schoolwork routine, it is common for new homeschoolers to ask themselves, "What am I doing? How can I possibly keep this up?" And the most heart-wrenching of them all, "Am I going to ruin my child?"

Knowing that new home educating parents will ask themselves these very questions, Senior Editor for The Old Schoolhouse© Magazine, Deborah Wuehler, addresses these concerns and shares practical advice, along with timely encouragement, to parents, reassuring them that they are not only up for the task of home educating their children, but have already set their children up for success just by choosing to homeschool.

"You are giving them the freedom to learn in their own unique ways, to develop passions for ideas and knowledge, and nurturing their curiosity. You are answering their questions—no matter how many," says Wuehler. She goes on to explain, "You are the expert in their sleep patterns, their nutrition, and their physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and academic needs. You are the expert!"

You can find Deborah Wuehler's helpful and insightful editorial, "What Am I Doing?" on page 16 in the Fall 2020 issue of The Old Schoolhouse© Magazine online at

Have you found yourself worrying if you are truly qualified to teach your child? At The Old Schoolhouse©, we provide resources, information, and a community of support for new and seasoned homeschooling parents, just like you. Turn to the magazine that homeschooling parents have trusted and relied upon for educational news, tips, and encouragement for nearly twenty years! The Old Schoolhouse© Magazine online at

About The Old Schoolhouse®

The Old Schoolhouse® ( is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine (, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families., a division of The Old Schoolhouse®, supports over 9,000 member families with more than 450 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine ( is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.

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