I’m Ready to Get Started
We’re happy to hear you’re ready to begin your homeschooling journey! And, while everyday won’t be sunshine and roses, everyday will be rewarding in the life of you and your children. Homeschooling is a “wonderfully joyful” and “wonderfully messy” experience, all at the same time.
Through it all, you’re learning and your children are learning. Not simply “textbook” learning — but a real-life, everyday, good and bad, happy and sad, challenging and rewarding — kind of learning. A kind of learning that “sticks,” prayerfully leaving them with a faith experience that we read of in Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
So, how do you get started? While we have several articles (listed below) that will go into extensive detail on “getting started,” here are the first 3 basic things you should do.
Schedule, Plan & Prepare
Schedule, plan, and prepare. Consider your homeschool schedule, plan your “learning space” and talk with your children about the new journey.
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Are you a new homeschool mom who would love to get advice from experienced moms? Want to know what they have learned along the way? We asked some of them, and here are their answers: We have been homeschooling almost four years and the biggest thing I have learned...
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