New to Homeschooling?

Author

with grace and joy,

Jamie Gaddy

 

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.

And we have a new podcast series entitled “Homeschooling & Loving It!” There you’ll find podcasts on just about every topic about homeschooling! Subscribe on iTunes here.

Want more great podcasts including our archived collection of “greats?”
Visit our Podcasts page.

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!


Homeschool Forum

Homeschool Forum

Our Homeschool Forum is filled with parents just like you who are willing to share their homeschooling advice and experiences. Join our Facebook Group to ask homeschool questions and get great insight on how to homeschool.


Homeschooling and Loving It! Newsletter

Homeschooling and Loving It! Newsletter

Learn all about how to homeschool, homeschooling curricula, as well as homeschool product reviews and homeschooling advice – all in our free Homeschooling and Loving It! Newsletter (over 135,000 subscribers and growing strong!)


Resource Guide

Resource Guide

Our homeschool Resource Guide will help you find the materials you need to begin your homeschool journey into a shared experience of learning and discovery with your child.


Product Reviews

Product Reviews

Each child has their own way of learning. Finding that special homeschool curriculum that best works for your child is easier with Homeschool.com’s professional product reviews. We want to help you know how to homeschool and each step to take as you travel this road.


Frequently Asked Homeschool Questions

Frequently Asked Homeschool Questions

The Frequently Asked Homeschool Questions section provides answers to a number of concerns you may have. This page is helpful for those who’ve just started homeschooling and have some pressing homeschool questions to ask!


Homeschooling & Loving It! Podcast

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

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!

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.


Joyful Homeschooling

Joyful Homeschooling

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

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

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!