Home schooling is the practice of education children at home rather than in a school. The teaching is frequently carried out by parents of the children, though a tutor may be hired for some subject areas. Homeschooling families often co-operate with each other to obtain better subject coverage and social interaction for the children.
Children who are homeschooled are punished by their parents as if they are at home, and this may include spanking even when it is prohibited in some or all schools. Some parents even school their children at home for this reason.