In the typical scenario, families decide to homeschool, spend time preparing, and have flexibility in making decisions leading up to the big day.
In other homes, unexpected circumstances can require making quick decisions to provide schooling for children who’ve been displaced, or whose homes or schools have been destroyed.
Families have long chosen homeschooling for reasons of health, travel, unexpected job loss, and a host of other issues. The recent weather emergencies in Texas, Florida and California have added to the list of reasons for suddenly homeschooling, affecting families who’d never considered this method of education before.
A large part of what I do is help families in unplanned homeschooling situations, helping to get them established where they live, and collect the resources they need to jump in as best they can during unsettled situations.
I even wrote a book to explain how sudden and unexpected homeschooling can occur — and be successful – with only 2 short weeks of planning and preparation (often less).
Homeschooling isn’t always a family’s first choice.
Those of us who’ve been homeschooling for many years may tend to forget that many families homeschool in less than ideal situations.
If you’re a family who is homeschooling when you never expected you’d be, I’d like to be helpful as you get ready to bring your children home.
I’ve included some links, below, where you can get 2 of my resources absolutely free. It’s my way of saying “welcome” to home education, and letting you know you are not alone as you stick your toes into uncharted waters.
If there is anything else I can do, don’t hesitate to ask.
Get a free chapter of my book “Suddenly Homeschooling” (instant download on your screen)
Get a free copy of my lesson planning booklet called “Plan Your Own Homeschool Curriculum” (requires coupon code: FREEPLANNER17)
This isn’t just for you. Feel free to share with other friends in need.
To your success,
Dr. Marie-Claire Moreau is a college professor who traded in her tenure to become a homeschool mom 20+ years ago. A homeschooling pioneer and the founder of many groups and organizations, she works to advance home education, and is an outspoken supporter of education reform coast to coast. Her book, Suddenly Homeschooling: A Quick Start Guide to Legally Homeschool in Two Weeks, is industry-acclaimed as it illustrates how homeschooling can rescue children and families from the public school system, and how anyone can begin homeschooling within a limited time-frame, with no teaching background whatsoever. A writer, a homeschool leader, and a women’s life coach, Marie-Claire mentors in a variety of areas that impact health, education and lifestyle. A conference speaker, she has appeared at FPEA, H.E.R.I., Home Education Council of America, The Luminous Mind, Vintage Homeschool Moms, iHomeschool Network, and many other events. Her articles have appeared in and on Holistic Parenting, CONNECT,Homefires, Homemaking Cottage, Kiwi, Circle of Moms, and hundreds of sites and blogs nationwide. Marie-Claire can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re in Florida, be sure to check out Marie-Claire’s new book especially for families in the Sunshine State: