It’s the middle of summer. Your 5-year-old is happily blowing bubbles on the patio, oblivious to the inner dialogue her mother is having with herself.
Should I send her to Kindergarten? I don’t know. Is she even ready? And what does ready mean anyway? Maybe I should homeschool her. But homeschooling seems kind of… weird. What would my neighbors think? And my mother was a teacher- what will SHE say?! But I just don’t think she’s ready to go to school…
If you’re having that dialogue, where you’re considering homeschooling, you’re not alone.
Are you considering homeschooling?
Summer seems to be the time we Mommas do it. Between preschool and kindergarten. Between 4th and 5th grades. Between 6th grade and–GASP– JUNIOR HIGH. We think and ponder and wonder and question and of course, we hit the Internet. That may even be how you landed here.
Let me give you some encouragement, Momma. Homeschooling isn’t weird. Well, not that weird. 🙂 Your neighbors probably won’t care.
Your mother will either love the idea, or hate it. My mother in law was against it, until she saw how great my kids were doing and then she began to tell EVERYONE she worked with–at the school– how proud of me she was for homeschooling.
All of us “veteran” homeschoolers have been right where you are, questioning expectations and choices and wondering what we should do that would be best for our kids. I’m glad that you found me.
I’ve gathered a collection of posts from my archives, just for you.
I hope that they will encourage you and give you some insight into what homeschooling is all about. It looks different for everyone. My homeschool is completely different than my closest friend’s, because our families are different and so are our educational goals and outlooks.
Your homeschool will be unique to you and your family.
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