Most Oak Meadow families consist of more than one child, and in many of these families more than one child is being homeschooled at the same time. Some parents have several very young children or infants and are trying to teach one older school-aged child, while other parents are teaching several children of different ages at the same time. Trying to do this with some measure of success and grace can be overwhelming at times, and there are no simple solutions. Although teaching several children at home is an art that will only be perfected after extensive practice (and many mistakes!), there are some basic principles that most home teachers discover sooner or later.