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Help! How do I start homeschooling? You made the decision and now you are panicking. “Where do I start?” What do I do?”
No worries, friend. You’re in the right place at the right time.
I wrote a guide to provide you with the advice you really need to know before you start homeschooling your child. as part of the Homeschooling 101 Blog Party happening at Kingdom First Homeschool this month. As veteran homeschool moms, we strongly believe we should invest in helping newbies homeschool moms just like you in this new journey.
As veteran homeschool moms, we strongly believe we should invest in helping newbies homeschool moms, just like you, in this new journey. So, stop worrying. We got your back!
Start homeschooling should not be that complicated, right?
Just pull your kids off the public school, buy some textbooks correspondent to their grades level and give them worksheets to work on every day for 7 hours. Voila! That’s it! Right?
So I thought!
No, this is not it and that is not homeschooling. That my friend is trying to mimic the public school system in your home, and quite frankly it doesn’t work.
So, before you go the most exhausting route to find this out, let me save you from all the headaches you could possibly have, trying to figure out that you were about to make a big mistake start homeschooling like this.
I am so excited for you to start homeschooling! Homeschooling is the most amazing and rewarding decision you will ever make.
So how do I start homeschooling?
Start homeschooling by building a strong homeschool foundation.
Think about the importance of building a strong foundation before you build a house? You can’t build a house on the sand, can you? Absolutely no. My goal with this post is to help you start homeschooling the best way – by building a strong homeschool foundation.
If you were thinking, as I was 5 years ago, that to start homeschooling you just need to pull your kids off the public school, buy some textbooks and print some worksheets for them to complete every day, you were about to start building your homeschool on the sand and that is one the number one mistakes I watch homeschool moms commit.
You don’t have to make the same mistakes you did and watch your kids and yourself a year from now hating to homeschool. I made every mistake in the book and the reason I blog about homeschooling today is to help moms not to repeat them, I even write a guide about it: How to Make Your Kids Hate Homeschool.
I promise you that teaching you to build the right homeschool foundation is a lot more important than giving you a list of homeschool supplies to buy. Everything else you will need you will get during this Homeschooling 101 Blog Party.
I’m sharing 5 steps to start homeschooling the right way at the Homeschooling 101 Blog Party.
Teach your kids independence and responsibility at easy!
Ana is the unhurried homeschool mom of 3, wife, and homeschool blogger.
She loves to encourage, inspire and empower moms to go from stressed to blessed by providing them with the tips, strategies, and resources they need to succeed. Ana is the founder of They Call Me Blessed and the creator of:
- 5 Days to Your Best Homeschool Years,
- Hebrew for Homeschoolers,
- Charlotte Mason Online Conference,
- The Homeschool Sisterhood,
- Grow Your Blog Partying in 30 Days, and
- the Beyond Blessed Life Planner.
She leads a vibrant free community for homeschool moms on Facebook and you can connect with her at www.facebook.com/theycallmeblessedblog.