Gina Grothoff lives and learns with her husband, Don, and their three children: Harrison, 18; Abby, 14; and Jason, 7; and with wise-animal beings: Peanut, Olive, and Shiloh. She moved to Charlotte in 1992 after graduating college and living in PA. She used to joke that she was going to send her children to Pennsylvania for school. She discovered homeschooling when her son was an infant and discovered a new possibility for education and parenting. She officially began homeschooling when her oldest was school age. She used to say, “I could never unschool” but over the years realized that was really what she was doing. She is a Occupational Therapist and has worked part-time for most of the years that she has been homeschooling. Her husband, Don, is an active participant in their homeschooling journey. She created http://www.charlottehomeschooling.com/ in 2008 because when she began homeschooling, it was difficult to find out about area support groups and homeschooling resources. She enjoys helping those new to the area and new to homeschooling. Her passion is writing about parenting and child-led learning. She writes about Child-led Learning on her blog: https://childledlearning.wordpress.com/. She is a child-led learning consultant to empower parents to find their own path with their children following the child’s lead and with the principles of respect and trust, and knowing that children are inherently motivated to learn and nurturing that innate love of learning.
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