Thinking about homeschooling? Or maybe you started homeschooling recently after pulling your kids out of public/private school. Maybe you are wondering if your transition is natural or you feel alone? Lori and Kathleen talk about their experience with the transition, such as leaving behind old ideas about what education really is. Grab a cup of coffee and join us for this episode that was listener requested!
I met Lori at the Mom’s Tea I hosted once a week where we drank coffee and cried. This was a place where Moms could talk about what was going on in their lives. We mostly said, “me too”.We did studies together, but often went off on tangents.
The lessons: Everyone needs a support system.
It’s okay to cry.
Find someone who has been homeschooling for a while.
Your ideas about what education looks like may change.
One of the myths about homeschooling is that your kids will always love it.
You don’t have to replicate the public school.
Don’t go to a curriculum fair alone! Go with a seasoned homeschooler!
Find out what your child needs and then base your choices on him, not what everyone tells you is the best.
It’s okay to go back to the beginning and teach foundational things that your kids missed.
Find your own family style and personality.
Get your kids asking questions!