Homeschooling may offer unique opportunities and benefits for your family. Just like many other choices, it may also have challenges and surprises. However, we have listed down everything you want to know—from how to get started to common questions you may be asking.
1. Connect with parents who are already homeschooling.
Could homeschooling be a good fit for your family? A conversation with experienced homeschooling parents is a great way to get your questions answered, and better understand the commitment, pros, and cons of this educational choice. Building connections and finding support make all the difference! Social media groups, your own circle of friends and acquaintances, are all great ways to make connections.
2. Create your unique school schedule.
And you may want to mix it up occasionally, but starting with a routine and a clear schedule will help you and your kids be on the same page and establish good habits that will last all year long.
3. Enjoy the learning process.
Plan to re-evaluate with your kids periodically and change anything that isn’t working for you. Modelling flexibility and a growth mindset will help your children have a positive and creative approach to making things work. Keep records of each child’s progress each year.
4. Celebrate and highlight your Kid’s growth and achievement.
Put their best artwork, handwriting practice, essays, math pages, and best efforts on your fridge or in another prominent location.
5. Your Homeschooling Style
While the freedom to choose your approach to homeschooling and create a customized educational environment is freeing and exciting, it can also feel intimidating sometimes. The options are so different and may seem overwhelming!