Choice to teach children at home fits for some area families

Home-school families say family bonding is an important part of educating children at home. (From left) Kristin Crowe, Ron Crowe, Brenda Crowe, Caralee Crowe, Cindy Campbell and Shawn Campbell all shared their experiences with home-schooling. Kristin, Caralee and Shawn are all home-school graduates.

Home-school families say family bonding is an important part of educating children at home. (From left) Kristin Crowe, Ron Crowe, Brenda Crowe, Caralee Crowe, Cindy Campbell and Shawn Campbell all shared their experiences with home-schooling. Kristin, Caralee and Shawn are all home-school graduates. Photo by Mandi Steele.

Instead of boarding a bus in the early morning hours to spend the bulk of her day in a classroom, Lydia Mason simply has to walk into another room to do her studies. Lydia, 10, is a home-schooler. Her parents, Matthew and Marla Mason of Williamsburg, educate her and her three siblings with a Christian-based curriculum in the comfort of their own home.

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a three part look at home schooling. Check the Friday edition of The Fulton Sun for the next article.)

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