So you have decided to homeschool your children. Here we will discuss some great tips and ideas for anyone new to homeschooling.
Your first order of business should be to find out the homeschool laws in your state. You want to make sure to meet your state’s requirements to avoid legal trouble down the line. The last thing you need is a neighbor who calls Child Protective Services over the fact that your children are not in school during the day. Just make sure you cover your bases by adhering to all laws regarding attendance and every other requirement.
Next, join a homeschool support group. Here you will gain insight, support, encouragement and more. At times a homeschool parent can feel isolated and not know where to turn. If you are involved in a support group you have a built in network that will help you through every challenge and share in your successes. It’s like a built in family. There are many choices for support groups either based on religion or homeschooling method and more. It’s up to you to choose a homeschool support group based on your needs. Don’t be afraid to leave one group in search of what fits your families needs better. If you don’t find what you need, feel free to start your own group.
Now you need to choose a homeschool curriculum. This can be so hard, especially the first year. This ties right in with finding a support group or just other parents who homeschool. They will give you homeschool curriculum reviews and let you know what their experience has been with what they have used.
Once you have ordered or outlined your curriculum you are pretty ready to go. Make sure you have all the supplies you need and get organized. So much of the first year is learning what works for you. Just like most things, people can suggest what might work but it really is whatever works for your family. So, try many things and don’t be afraid of change. Good luck on your first year!