- the practice of teaching one's own children at home, instead of sending them to school.
Origin of homeschooling
First recorded in 1985–90
- to teach (one's children) at home instead of sending them to school.
- to educate one's children at home.
- a school set up in the home.
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Word Origin and History for homeschooling
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