Step 5: Choosing Curriculum

  If you’re new to homeschooling and you are already looking at resources and curriculum, but haven’t figured out your child’s learning style or how you imagine your homeschooling style….STOP! GO BACK! You MUST do these steps in order, or you’ll end up with a bunch of books and activities that won’t suit you or …

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Step 4: Your Support Network

  I hope you’re not burnt out after taking in all the information you’ve read so far… Are you taking notes, at least? Good! Let’s move on. Anyone with kids knows that you need a support network. Someone, ANYONE that’s going to be able to understand what you’re going through when you’re feeling unsure of …

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Step 3a: “Deschooling”

  So you’re ready to homeschool. You’ve decided it’s the best decision for your family, and you have taken the steps to pull your children from their classrooms. What’s next? Nothing. You’re going to do nothing right now. In order for homeschooling to be a a fun and natural experience for your family, it’s important …

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Step 3: Your Homeschooling Style

  So now you know your child’s learning style. Great! Now how are you going to use the ways in which they learn best, in order to facilitate learning? There are a bunch of homeschooling styles that you could use. Look over them, I’m sure you’ ll find an approach that stands out to you. Charlotte …

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Step 2: Find Your Child’s Learning Style

  Here’s the deal with homeschooling. If you’re going to turn your back on the traditional style of schooling, you’ll need to make it worth while. How do you do that? You make sure that your child has the best possible chance of getting the best education possible. This is easily done by determining your …

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Step 1: Know Your State Laws

One of the first questions people used to ask when we were first starting out was “is that legal”? It is absolutely legal in all 50 states for you to homeschool your own children. Homeschooling is regulated by the state, not the federal government, which means that you will need to look specifically at your state …

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Getting Started With Homeschooling

New to homeschooling?  The very idea of homeschooling can be overwhelming. There’s just so much information out there. So much curriculum. So many different approaches. Stop. Breathe. You can do this. Learning takes place every day. You taught your child to walk and talk. If you have a toddler you can teach them to love …

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The Homeschooler’s Contract

Homeschool contract? Before you roll your eyes, hear me out. When we were getting ready to move to NorCal, I took a good survey of the local private schools. I found two that I deemed worthy of even a glance, which upon further inspection, I narrowed down to one. It’s a cute school – tiny, African-centered, intensive, …

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