First Step in Homeschooling
So, you’re contemplating homeschooling your children. Does the thought bring butterflies to your stomach?
Are you asking yourself questions?
All of these questions and more will fill your mind in the days ahead.
- Can I do this?
- What if I make a mistake?
- What will other people think?
Yes, you can homeschool.
Yes, you will make mistakes. We all do. We’re human, but we learn from them and continue onward.
We gain knowhow by taking one step at a time — precept upon precept, line upon line.
Yes, other people will “think.” But before they have the chance to tell you their opinions, have your own reasons as to why you will (or will not) do homeschooling settled in your own mind.
And that is the one question you will have to answer for yourself.
Everyone will give you reasons why you should or should not homeschool. However, you must realize that this is your decision.
- Write down your own thoughts for desiring to homeschool.
- Add to your thoughts a list of reasons that you feel are supportive.
- Think through this process carefully and prayerfully.
By expressing yourself in writing as to your reasons, you have taken the first and most important step in homeschooling.
- Why is the question that when answered will anchor you through any difficulties you may face after you have made your decision.
- The reasons why will also be your prepared response to any who would desire to challenge your decision to homeschool.
I hope these thoughts have been a help to you in your decision making process.