From Shepherdstown, West Virginia – Home school enthusiasts learn together at conference. The Journal interviewed several families at a small homeschool conference who shared their experiences and joy in meeting kindred experiences.
Conference sessions coordinator Denise Beaty, a former teacher who is home schooling four children, readily acknowledged that sacrifices are often necessary to do this successfully.
“But they are my children, so it is definitely a labor of love,”Beaty said.
Beaty said she enjoyed helping with the conference because it is a resource for other home schooling parents.
“Getting started can be a little intimidating, so it is good to know that others are here for you and they’ve been where you are now. They know what has – and hasn’t – worked for them and what they might suggest doing differently. It’s all about the best educational experience for our kids,” she said.