Homeschooling an Only Child

In this session, learn 5 Tips When Homeschooling an Only Child. I start each tip with an overview of the tip and the skill set that you as a parent need to work on to be able to optimize your homeschooling practice. I produced this video drawing from my own experiences homeschooling my own daughter off and on for 13 years. I graduated her from our family homeschool in 2021 and she is currently in university in California (we are based in Maryland). My daughter earned an associate’s degree while homeschooling for high school and was offered over a half million dollars in scholarships from almost 20 colleges/universities (some that she did not apply to). I am grateful to have had the opportunity to homeschool my beloved daughter and I will begin this fall to coach parents who are homeschooling on a college pathway.

About the Author/Speaker

Dr. Khadijah Ali-Coleman is founding director of Black Family Homeschool Educators & Scholars, LLC and co-editor of the book Homeschooling Black Children in the US: Theory, Practice & Popular Culture (IAP, 2022). She homeschooled her daughter off and on for 13 years and graduated her in 2021. She is a multi-disciplinary creative and founder of Liberated Muse Arts Group, and So Our Youth Aspire. In addition, she is the founder, producer and host of the BFHES Virtual Teach-In, the podcast Contemporary Perspectives on Black Homeschooling and the podcast The Black Writer’s Studio. Learn more at her website at

Black Family Homeschool Educators & Scholars, LLC (BFHES) is the first US-based research and education group dedicated specifically to the topic of black family homeschooling. BFHES continues to engage with our community through our podcast titled, Contemporary Perspectives on Black Homeschooling and maintaining a burgeoning community of homeschool educators via Facebook. Our mission in 2020 was to provide ongoing community engagement regarding black homeschooling through (1) the publication of scholarly and trade work on the topic, and (2) the production of community events targeting black homeschool familites and entrepreneurs engaged in the practice of black homeschooling. Since January 2022, our strategic goals have pivoted, focusing on training Black parents on homeschooling best practices and youth development theory, connecting them with resources and opportunities to optimize their homeschooling practice. Learn more at

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