When my husband and I were in premarital counseling, he expressed an odd expectation. He asked that someday, when our kids were old enough, I consider trying to homeschool.
He had been homeschooled, but other than that I was unfamiliar with the practice. In fact, I thought it sounded strange. But sure, I thought, why not give it a shot?
Several years later, my oldest son was approaching kindergarten age and it was time for our first year homeschooling. We had done a little work with letters and numbers in preschool, but when it came to actual school school, I felt clueless.
It turns out a lot of we newbies feel that way: clueless. As I started doing research, I felt even more clueless! What if I messed it up and ruined my kids’ lives forever?
Fortunately, I soon discovered that it wasn’t as scary as I thought. Two years later I’m homeschooling two of my kids and they’re thriving. So am I!
I received little snippets of advice along the way that I thought would be helpful to put into one place—so that someone like me wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed starting out.
Read on about Dos and Don’ts Your First Year Homeschooling at My Joy-Filled Life!
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