Getting Started in Homeschooling
Parent taught, parent funded education at home is the heart of homeschooling.
How does one start to homeschool?
The question can become overwhelming, especially when compounded with the thought that the answer does not rely on any conventional educational model. Now that you've made the decision to homeschool, you realize that you, not your child's principal are responsible for your children's education. But guess what? The truth is you were always the one responsible for you child's education. You just thought the public or private school, in which you enrolled your student, was responsible.
To the professional educator your child is a vocation, but to you, the parent, your child is uniquely precious. No one will care about her future like you. With the educational resources now available, you are best suited to counsel your child, mold her character, and direct her future. No one else, but you, will dedicate the time necessary to do this great work. And, a great work it is-although among the most challenging you might find. Homeschooling requires diligence, patience, and endurance. It is demanding and rewarding work, but with the proper tools, you can do it!
Start by taking a deep breathe and relax.
Next, research homeschooling on the internet. Begin with www.youcanhomeschool.org. At this site you will find the conviction you will need to follow through with this unconventional idea. You'll actually find that this method of education is not so novel! In fact, homeschooling is as old as man. It has been the chosen method by families from societies around the world and down through the ages. It has only been in the last hundred years that public school became the norm and homeschooling the rarity. You are simply returning to an age-old form of education, which has been proven successful down through the centuries.
The resources and the variety of homeschool curricula are endless. Below are just a few links to start you on your journey.