The Denver media seems obsessed with the Henderson family in Aurora. Works for me. It is a great story.
Keeping the children living and learning at home started some 20 years ago.
Aurora family uses home school, community college to launch 7 toward degrees The Denver Post By Kevin Simpson
Janelle started home- schooling almost by accident after a conversation with a young bookstore cashier who shared her experience with the process. She went home and ordered a preschool curriculum for then-3-year-old Jayde and never looked back.
During the day when our family was out and about, we got questions from cashiers about our homeschool experiences – how to educate at home and what is required. Parents shared unfortunate school experiences and how desperate they were to help their children. Those impromptu conversations can change lives.
Back to the DP article. They’re musicians too:
The gatherings form a ritual observed for 19 years, without fail, with the family band slowly gaining members as each child has embraced an instrument. They play pop songs and slip into experimentation, eventually polishing numbers they’ll take to frequent public gigs they play as “No. 7″ — a band name that reflects how seven Henderson kids have learned under the same roof in preparation for the day they venture into the world.
These articles about the Henderson family and their dedication to each other are fascinating. Homeschoolers do their own thing in a very unique way. This Colorado family offers a great snapshot.