Motivations regarded most important for homeschooling among parents in 2007. Source: 1.5 Million Homeschooled Students in the United States in 2007 Issue Brief from Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. December 2008. NCES 2009–030 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
School is almost out for the year. That means it is time to look at your school choices.
Especially if you are unhappy with your collective school, you need to think about slipping out of that situation and readying yourself and your children for schooling at home. It will take you at least a month to convince yourself you can and should do this, and find a shoulder to cry on. (Just kidding.) Add another month to research and find curriculum. That leaves you one more month for organizing your life around a new normal.
You need to start now. Your curriculum company and your children will be grateful if you do not wait until the week before school begins, as too many other people do, to place your order, expecting it to arrive timely. Timely arrival follows timely ordering.
With that in mind, I’d like to direct you to the homeschooling posts on this site, created just for you, for inspiring, motivating, guiding, and helping you make the transition. Oh, and if you just need a booster and wish someone would give the beginning lectures to you all over again, hey, help yourself to these! You are welcome!
Why we don’t want them there in the first place:
My Sweetest Homeschool Memories; 5 pages!
To help you with inspiration and motivation:
From Infancy to the Four-Year-Old, begins here and continues for 3 more pages.
To guide your choices and other decisions:
What Homeschooling is Like; 2 pages.
Do NOT Try Homeschooling (a trick title, but you’ll like this); 3 pages.
Is There Life After Homeschool? Yes!
To help figure out what curriculum you need:
A 5-Page Curriculum Guide by an Unbiased Person (me) (I love them ALL! and I am not to be sold.)
Okay. There is a LOT more on this site. Just search “homeschool” in the red search box to the right and you will find all sorts of help.
And don’t forget: Home’s Cool!