Welcome to the wonderful world of homeschooling! On behalf of the global community of home educating families, let me be the first to say we’re glad you’re here!
What? You’re asking what to do now?
You mean — you haven’t done any research?
Well, no worries. I’m here to help. Really. I wrote a book about how to start homeschooling for people just like you.
But I need to be blunt. You need to take that first step.
After all, homeschooling is all about doing things yourself. Your way. With your kids.
So…if you’re really planning to do this thing…start now.
Go get yourself a book.
I suggest buying a good, getting-started, how-to, or what-the-heck-is-this-all-about type of homeschooling book. One that speaks to you. One that comes recommended by friends you admire. One that is packed with new, modern, up-to-date information. One written in a style that matches your way of thinking. Or, maybe one that matches your budget or has a pretty cover. However you want to do it. The choice is yours.
You’ll find the homeschooling book I published HERE. It tells you exactly what to do the first two weeks. Or, shop the marketplace to find others you prefer. There are many good ones out there, each offering a little something different.
While waiting for the book to arrive, start —
- following a couple of homeschool blogs that appeal to you;
- subscribing to homeschool newsletters you think you’ll enjoy reading;
- studying different homeschool models and educational philosophies that sound interesting to you; and
- getting to know homeschool laws that apply where you live.
Jumping in feet first is the quickest way to get wet. On the other hand, it can be awfully helpful to have a guiding hand or supportive reference to give you a general idea about what to do — or help get you rescued in the unlikely event you start drowning.
A good homeschool book can do that for you.
You’ll read it again and again. You’ll refer to it over and over. You’ll pass the name on to friends who are getting started, too.
Digital downloads are fine, but something about homeschool paperbacks is just comforting. A quick grab wherever you are. An old friend waiting patiently on the shelf.
Whether you are just beginning or have been homeschooling for a while, books like these can have that effect. There may be something you missed the first time around, or something you’d like to revisit because the time has finally come to apply that little bit of information.
The gift of preparation and knowledge is priceless. Whether you get a book now, or buy one eventually after homeschooling a while, having a homeschooling book on the shelf is always a great idea.