“It’s becoming more acceptable and mainstream, so parents who previously wanted to but couldn’t are now open to seeing what options there are,” Spriggs said.
Home schooling also can be altered to fit a family’s lifestyle. There are parents who teach kids at home loosely; and others who do a full home schooling program delivered by tutors and teachers in the home, Spriggs said.
“School isn’t a one-size fits all approach,” he said.
The Kubiks practice unschooling, a form of home education that allows the child’s interests and curiosities to create the path for learning. They live out of their van, and work on reading and writing while they travel, but they also try to go with the flow, depending on their location and their children’s interests. “Then, we help them dive into those topics,” Tiana Kubik said. “We also sign the kids up for activities if we are in any one area for more than a couple of weeks.”