If you have been thinking about Homeschooling your child then you are reading the right article. I would start out by telling you to grab a note pad and take a few notes. The very most important thing to do when you are done reading this article is to do a search for a Homeschool group within your area. Now you may not understand why I would recommend that you search for the Homeschool group, but let me explain. The Homeschool group will know all the latest Homeschool rules and laws in the state and county areas. The group will be able to answer more questions than I could begin to answer because of all the changes that are always taking place. Do not let any of that scare you, because if others are Homeschooling, they will help you with any forms if needed.
The next thing you might wish to do is visit a Homeschool meeting to meet some of the parents. If you’re a little nervous, you might wish to invite someone to go along with you. Remember, everyone was new at one time too, so they understand. While at the school ask about the different items that they use to Homeschool. You might even ask if they might allow you to visit a few of the Homes to see how they Homeschool. It is important to note that no one Homeschool is alike the next one. You might wish to look at what the things that the groups do together, such as swimming, bowling, field trips, etc Some of the Homeschoolers might go to every one of the things and others might only go to one outing. The important thing is to remember you are your own school, no two children learn alike or at the same time.
Then sit down at home and think about what you do as a parent and what lessons your child can learn from your life. Look at all the different areas that you cover in your own life during the day. You are already teaching your child and have been teaching your child since birth. You teach your child to drink his bottle, to use the restroom, to dress and wash, etc. You are also teaching your child if they bring home homework.
Just remember Homeschooling can be as scary as you allow it to be or it can be a large blessing. Children are growing up and becoming doctors and lawyer after being homeschooled so do not let someone negative about the topic of Homeschooling stop you. However, I do have to say that if both parents are involved in raising the child, then both need to agree. I caution you to not attempt this if your partner is against this. Try asking him/her to go with you to a meeting or invite someone over to talk to you and your spouse. Best wishes to all who explore the Wide World of Homeschooling.