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I want to start homeschooling QUICK START checklist

By Tali Lindberg

There are a ton of resources out there and it can seem absolutely overwhelming. Just ignore most of them in the beginning. 

Please don’t feel like you have to have everything figured out right from the beginning. As you try things, your child will give you feedback. You’ll know what works and doesn’t work. And because you’re in control, you have the authority to make changes and pivot as needed. 

Take care of the three steps below and just start. You don’t have to get it perfect. Just get it going. You’ll figure out the rest as you go.

  1. Find out the homeschooling laws in your state
    This is a fabulous website with a wealth of information!

  2. Find out what activities you can start incorporating at home right now
    This website has a quiz you can take to figure out where to start.

  3. Find out what style of homeschooling you would like to pursue
    This is a very detailed article with pros and cons of the popular homeschooling styles and has many links for you to continue your research into each style.

In the beginning, don’t overthink which subjects to teach or how to teach them. There will be a transition period for both you and your child when you first begin.

Take a breath and explore a little.  Go on many field trips - to the zoo, to the museums, to the park, even to the grocery stores, the bank, etc. 

Talk to your child a lot! Explain everything, even if you don’t think they’re listening. Believe me, they are.

Good luck on your adventures! And reach out if you have questions. 

With love and admiration,