New to Homeschooling?
with grace and joy,
Making the decision to take control of your children’s education can seem overwhelming. More and more families are making the decision to homeschool. Today more than three million children are being taught at home – by parents just like you.
To help you make the decision that is right for you and your family, all the resources, including Support Groups, are brought together here at Homeschool.com.
Our member Forums are filled with parents just like you who are willing to share their advice and experiences.
How to Start Homeschooling
The requirements to start homeschooling differ across the United States. However, the process of getting started will require a few basic “first steps.” These should include:
- Develop your homeschooling goals
- Research your state laws and fulfill their requirements
- Understand your student’s learning styles and what motivates them. Take this Homeschool Styles Quiz and this Learning Styles Quiz to get you started!
- Research curriculum that supports your homeschool goals and your student’s learning styles.
- Organize your homeschooling location, your curriculum, your plan for daily homeschooling, your four-year high school plan, and your daily schedule.
- Take a deep breath, and get started!
Getting started with homeschooling can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Get help with those scary first steps, like figuring out a schedule that works and deciding if your kids really need a diploma from an accredited high school (hint: they probably don’t!). You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to get started! Take a walk through the following homeschool resources that will help you know how to start homeschooling today!
Homeschooling & Loving It! Podcast
We have over 100 Podcasts for how to start homeschooling and advanced homeschooling. You can listen to the recordings from your computer, or you can download the MP3 recording to your own iPod or CD. Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.
Use Local Homeschooling Resources
Connect with local Support Groups to find homeschooling and educational resources in your area. Find stores, classes, homeschool events near you, homeschool tutors, attractions, and more.
Homeschooling and Loving it!
Create your best homeschool ever. Learn the art of stress-free homeschooling so you can homeschool your children without losing your mind or your pocketbook.
Your attitude toward your day and toward your children’s efforts profoundly affects
the outcome of your homeschooling. Grab the book and get a free journal to help you homeschool with joy!
Sanity Saver Homeschool Planner
The Sanity Saver Homeschool Planner is the perfect tool to help you plan your homeschool. The planner includes: homeschool record-keeping forms, planning forms for parent and student, as well as meal planning and more!
Summertime Survival Guide
Our Summertime Survival Guide was created to help you plan a summer full of learning and fun. Get the free Summertime Survival Guide Planner to help you implement your plan!