The kids have been at home for two months and aren’t going to return to school anymore this year. You’ve been doing your best to help them with whatever online studies their public or private school is providing, maybe even supplementing with some side learning activities of your own. But perhaps somewhere along the line, you’ve gotten the idea that you might actually want to homeschool them — as in, you making the decisions about what is put into their heads and how that will happen.
It’s a great choice, and you can do this! It’s not too soon to start figuring out how you will implement homeschooling next fall. But there’s so much information out there, it can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t have a friend or two to take you by the hand and walk you through it.
Once you get started, the actual homeschooling part isn’t all that difficult, although it will take commitment. The hardest part is just wading through all the available info when you are trying to get started — which is why I’ve tried to compile some great links for you. I like down-to-earth, practical instruction, so that’s what you’ll find in these links.
Start with my New to Homeschooling? series at this blog. At the end of the series, follow the link trail to more helpful information. You might like some of the other topics at this blog, too. Just browse the Article Series section.
You will also find a wealth of homeschool helps at our Character Building for Families website, including our Favorite Homeschooling Links page, where we list a variety of resources, including some of our favorite blogs by homeschooling families. These blogs were handpicked because of their valuable how-to content. Also see our Homeschool Hints and Tips page for plenty of getting started help.
Are you a working mom, but you still want to teach your children? Practical, by Default is a helpful website just for you!
Above all, have confidence that if the Lord is putting the desire to homeschool in your heart, He will also give you the grace and wisdom to do it. One of my favorite Bible passages for when I know I am inadequate is 2 Corinthians 3:4-6: “And such trust have we through Christ toward God: not that we are sufficient by ourselves to think anything of ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, Who also has made us able ministers….”
He will help you, He will help your children, and you will succeed!
Would you like to build excellent character into your children as part of your homeschool plan? Character Building for Families will help you tackle those weak areas from a biblical perspective. It’s easy to use and inexpensive. And you don’t have to wait until next school year. You can start now!