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How to Know if Homeschooling is Right for Our Family

Aug 2, 2008
The choice to homeschool should not be made easily. You will need to research and discuss to make a wise decision even though homeschooling is legal in every state. There are a few questions to ask yourself when considering if homeschooling is right, or an option for your family.

When considering homeschooling, ask yourself if you are comfortable spending all of your time with your children. Some main reasons that people homeschool is because they want the best for their children and love them unconditionally. They also love spending time with their children. On the other note, if your children frustarte you easily, then homeschooling is not a good match for you.

Will questions bother me? Homeschoolers are usually asked a lot of questions. Those questions could be about what curriculum they're using or about socialization for their children. If you homeschool, it helps if you don't mind answering the same questions more than once.

How can I find out about homeschooling? Check out books from your public library. There is more than likely a large selection of books that will tell you everything you need to know. The librarian might even be able to tell you if there are any homeschoolers in the area, since most homeschoolers rely heavily upon the library for source materials.

After reading some books, finding local homeschoolers, or doing an internet search for "homeschool groups (your city)" or "homeschool groups (your state)," you will know if there is a support system available. Do not give up because there are homeschooling co-ops available in many placces, as well as opportunities for families to get together and have fun.

If you have other questions, and you have found families that already homeschool, you may consider asking them about the pros and cons of homeschooling. Most families will be more than happy to help you make a decision, as well as being honest about their reasons. You can ask them about the hardships they had to deal with when starting out, about the curriculum, socialization, and ask if they have any suggestions about what tp use or not to use.

What curriculum do I choose? Curriculum choices are astronomical - in the variety available, and often in the price. While it is possible to have "school at home" by choosing books very similar to what are offered in public schools, it is also possible to homeschool without using a set curriculum at all. The library books you checked out earlier should have explained about the different methods, and should have given you an idea of what your child should learn in each grade.
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