At one point, every homeschool parent has asked him or herself this very question and the reply they usually receive sounds like *crickets*.
This can be very disconcerting when you find yourself surrounded by articles on various schooling or un-schooling methodologies, a myriad of curriculum choices, and lots of uncertainty. Fortunately, in the last several years, many experienced homeschool families have been posting informative articles online that can help new homeschoolers navigate this brave new educational world.
I truly wish that these resources had been more available when I was starting out with my two sons. My youngest is graduating from high school this year, and although we have tried public school, private school, and homeschool, and I am a certified teacher, I had all the same uncertainties that most new homeschool parents share.
Recently, I ran across a wonderful article entitled My Top 16 Tips for Beginning Homeschoolers on the Survival Mom blog. This is exactly the kind of article that would have eased my fears and helped me to just jump right in. I hope that you find it helpful, too.
Do you homeschool? When did you decide to begin? We homeschooled off and on throughout our journey.
Till next time,