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Homeschooling: Getting Started
It is easier to start something new, such as homeschooling, if you focus on what needs to be done today.
Don't worry about how to high school at home if your children are very young! Today think about what you need to learn about homeschooling young children.
If you are starting to homeschool high school, don't panic! If your student wants to be homeschooled, you can do this together! On the other hand, if you are trying to homeschool a reluctant older student who has been in public school for the duration, I suggest that you discuss this with the student and come to an agreement.
The plus side for high school homeschoolers is that most populated areas have homeschool basketball, debate, volleyball, bowling, co-op courses, etc. Another advantage is that a diligent student can do the school work for the day and have more free time to pursue areas of interest.
After you do your basic research about home education, it is most helpful to get connected with a homeschool support group in your area (Lamp Post Links). Most state home school groups will be glad to assist you in finding other homeschool families in your locale.
If there isn't a homeschool support group in your area, be a pioneer and start one. That is how most homeschool groups start in the first place. In our first group, most families drove about an hour to get to activities and meetings. As more families started to homeschool, groups that were closer to home started forming. Don't despise small beginnings! Some of the pretty large state groups started with just a few families.
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