Guidance for Novices
I Think I Want to Homeschool: 5 Essential Steps to Getting Started
Welcome to the adventure!
The first thing you need to do is pray. Hopefully you have already prayed, so if you did, do it again. Now, every time you start thinking about homeschooling, curriculum, or anything related, pray again.
Stop scrolling. Close your eyes. Talk to Jesus.
Which Curriculum Should I Choose?
I'm sorry. I can't tell you which homeschooling method or program is right for your family.
With some details about you and your children, I can make suggestions or guesses based on my 13 years of homeschooling experience and 16 years of researching curriculum options. But you are the only one who can figure out what will work best for your family.
And, often, the best way to do that is trial and error.
I encourage all homeschoolers to constantly evaluate their approach, to identify what's working and what's not effective. Your experience teaching your children and your intimate knowledge of their needs are your best tools in choosing curriculum.
But there are other helpful items in my toolbox.
Enough: Do I Have What it Takes to Homeschool (You do)
Am I smart enough to homeschool? (I never had good grades in school…)
Am I qualified enough to homeschool? (I’m not a certified teacher…)
Am I patient enough to homeschool? (I lose my temper just about every day…)
Does any of this sound familiar?