Wendy Barron is a homeschooling mom of 12 kids (and proud Granny to 2). Wendy started homeschooling her children in 2005 after taking her three oldest children out of public school. She began homeschooling for a variety of reasons, but mainly due to a couple of her children not having their needs met in the local elementary school. Wendy had been interested in home education for some time prior to starting, and only needed the impetus to finally begin. Wendy shares, “Over the years we have gone from a ‘public school at home’ approach to more of a ‘child-led learning/unschooling’ method. It has been a great journey of discovering what works best for our family, and each individual child.” Wendy believes that children learn best when allowed to direct their own education, and explore their interests. She considers herself more of a guide to her children’s academic adventures than as their teacher. Wendy has 3 grown children and 9 children still at home (from 6 to 17 years old).