The First Step to Create a Homeschool You Love

Are you thinking about homeschooling?  OR are you already homeschooling and in desperate need of a reset?

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Create your homeschool vision in 3 steps

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When I started homeschooling four years ago, I threw together my plans in less than a month.  I didn’t know how to start, so I spent hours researching curriculum and making Pinterest boards.

As a result, I felt overwhelmed, lost, and ready to quit.  The kids were bored and started to disengage. My worst fears about homeschooling became my reality.

Other homeschooling families seemed more connected.   They seemed to genuinely enjoy learning together.  This is what I wanted for my family.  I wanted for all of us to thrive in this new lifestyle.

After many trying days, I realized what our homeschool was missing.  All this time I was trying to recreate school at home.  I had collected tons of resources that my kids weren’t using.  I made education the goal of our homeschool.

It occurred to me that homeschool was not about education.  It’s a lifestyle of learning.  And that lifestyle looks different for every family.  The thing our homeschool was missing was VISION.  We didn’t get the results we wanted because we had never clearly defined what it was that we wanted from our homeschool experience.

Whether you are thinking about homeschooling, you’re new to homeschooling, or you are looking to RE-new your homeschool, there are three questions you can ask yourself to help you cast a clear vision for your homeschool.

1) Why are you homeschooling?

Is it for personalized academic needs? Lifestyle needs?

Families choose homeschooling for many different reasons.  Some are seeking an alternative to traditional schooling.  Others need to integrate education into a lifestyle of traveling or entrepreneurship.

Knowing your why will serve as a compass to guide you when choosing a homeschool style, curriculum, resources, and community support.

2) What do you want for your family?

  • What values do you want to instill in your children?
  • What skills do you want your children to develop?
  • What kind of environment do you want to create in your home?

Homeschooling is not a one-size-fits-all solution.  Leaning into your family culture, and considering the values and skills you want to see develop in your children will help you create a deeply meaningful home education experience for your family.

3) What does your family need in this season?

  • Are you bored and in need of more social activities?
  • Are you too busy and needing a slower pace?
  • Are you craving more connection and family time?

You probably have a sense of what your family needs right now, and homeschooling gives you an opportunity to enjoy a lifestyle of learning instead of following a strict schedule or regimen.  When you see that learning happens all day every day, you can be flexible and creative in your approach.  This leads to more enjoyment in your homeschool instead of obligation and dread.

What’s Next?

 

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Create your homeschool vision in 3 steps

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