Why should I homeschool?”
“How can I choose a curriculum?”
“What are the laws?”
“I want to chat with other homeschoolers.”
Answers to questions like these are abundant on the web. Below are some of our favorite links…
- BEFORE YOU START… be sure to read a blog post by Christine Miller that explains what the number-one priority of new homeschoolers must be to succeed!
- Sonlight Curriculum helped our family develop the reasons why we were homeschooling and helped us begin to make curriculum choices. If you are just beginning to think about homeschooling, look at 27 Reasons Families Love Sonlight and 27 Reasons Not to Use Sonlight to help you develop your own homeschooling philosophy! Grab some paper and jot down which reasons you do and do not agree with, adding your own ideas as they come to you.
- The Teaching Home is a magazine which operates this fabulous website. Veterans and new homeschoolers will both find much info here. Their “Checklist for Starting a School Year” is one of the best I’ve seen.
- The Home School Legal Defense Association wants to encourage you that yes, you too can homeschool your children successfully!
- Answers to Objections about Homeschooling — this link is well-researched and well-written. Why not forward it to your friends or relatives who are worried about your decision to homeschool?
- Homeschooling through High School — practical help for parents with high-school students
- Articles and Essays free via email — This is a jackpot of free advice for new and veteran homeschoolers alike.
- Homeschool Family to Family — find a mentor in your homeschooling journey!
Styles and Philosophy of Education
- Classical Education — Classical Christian Homeschooling
- Living Books — Why Use Literature Style, What is a Living Book, Valerie’s Living Books, Progeny Press (literature guides)
- Using “traditional” (sometimes called “school-at-home”) curriculum — While this is an often-criticized method of homeschooling, here is one author’s viewpoint.