How to begin Homeschooling Your Son Or Daughter


How to Start Homeschooling Your Child

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Concentrate first on why you want to start homeschooling. This should give you an idea of where you are headed. Before you start getting more specific, read as much as you can on the subject there are as many ways to homeschool as there are homeschoolers!If you’re putting together your own curriculum, check out the core standards for each subject by grade level to get a baseline idea of what your child may need to learn this year.

They may already know some things, or you may need to start from the beginning. 6 Steps To Start Homeschooling. Although the idea of getting ready to start homeschooling can be overwhelming, know that you can do it.Learning takes place all the time, and just as your child learned to walk and talk with you as their teacher, they can continue to learn at home in a relaxed, loving environment. RECAP: STEPS ON STARTING TO HOMESCHOOL YOUR CHILD TODAY First get started on researching your state (or country) homeschooling laws.

Get your family on the same (ish) page. Start the transfer process from traditional school to homeschool (if needed). Deschool. Ditch the homeschool curriculum and.

Anyone can homeschool one child for a few months, but that does not make them a homeschool expert. Locate curriculum providers. To do so, just go to the “Mall” area of this website, where you’ll find all kinds of resources organized by type (software, online, or print curriculum), school subject, and more. Go to your local teacher’s store.

If you’re looking to get started homeschooling your child, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed and anxious. Luckily though, you don’t have to go at it alone. In addition to providing a comprehensive, award-winning curriculum, Time4Learning also offers helpful guides on how to homeschool your child to ease some of the stress.

The compulsory school attendance law requires all children to attend a school taught in the English language from either the start of the school year during which a child will turn 7 (if the child is to attend a public school), or at age 7 (if the child is to attend a nonaccredited, nonpublic school {including, but not limited to, a “homeschool”}). Remember, homeschooling is a family journey, not your child’s journey alone nor your journey. The whole family has a say on this matter. Ask your children what they think about them being homeschooled instead of going to a traditional school. It will be hard to get them to cooperate if they don’t want to be homeschooled in the first place.

Declaration of Intent. Beginning on your child’s 8th birthday, you must either enroll in a school, or homeschool. To homeschool, you must qualify, declare intent, begin to cover the 11 subjects, test or assess annually, and keep certain records. Maintain attendance records and submit these records to the Director of Schools at the end of each school year; and. Submit proof of vaccination and receipt of any health services or examinations as required by law.

Parents choosing this educational option should begin by contacting the local school district.

List of related literature:

Parents who are interested in home schooling would be well advised to contact both their state’s department of education and a local support group to find out the requirements.

“Parenthood in America: An Encyclopedia” by Lawrence Balter, Robert B. McCall
from Parenthood in America: An Encyclopedia
by Lawrence Balter, Robert B. McCall
ABC-CLIO, 2000

You can obtain a copy of your state law through your state homeschool association.

“Homeschooling For Dummies” by Jennifer Kaufeld
from Homeschooling For Dummies
by Jennifer Kaufeld
Wiley, 2011

Here are recommended sources of support for parents who are homeschooling special­needs children:

“The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling: Year 2001 Edition: Book and CD” by Debra Bell
from The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling: Year 2001 Edition: Book and CD
by Debra Bell
Thomas Nelson, 2000

You can also find samples on homeschooling blogs online to use as a basis for creating your own.

“Voyaging With Kids: A Guide to Family Life Afloat” by Behan Gifford, Sara Dawn Johnson, Michael Robertson
from Voyaging With Kids: A Guide to Family Life Afloat
by Behan Gifford, Sara Dawn Johnson, Michael Robertson
Pardey Books, 2015

Should I Home School?: How to Decide What’s Right for You and Your Child, Elizabeth and Dan Hamilton (Intervarsity Press, 1997)—Offers an introduction to many of the specifics involved with homeschooling.

“The Educated Child: A Parents Guide From Preschool Through Eighth Grade” by Chester E. Finn, Jr., John T. E. Cribb, Jr., William J. Bennett
from The Educated Child: A Parents Guide From Preschool Through Eighth Grade
by Chester E. Finn, Jr., John T. E. Cribb, Jr., William J. Bennett
Free Press, 1999

First, to start, you’ll need to inform the city that you plan to homeschool your children.

“IELTS Superpack” by Lin Lougheed
from IELTS Superpack
by Lin Lougheed
Barrons Educational Series, 2019

Dr. Wile provides support for the homeschooling family; you can write, e-mail, fax or call with your questions, and he will respond.

“Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum: A Guide to Catholic Home Education” by Laura Berquist
from Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum: A Guide to Catholic Home Education
by Laura Berquist
Ignatius Press, 1998

You can find many resources online to check reviews and ratings for a homeschool curriculum, and it pays to use them.

“Mindhacker: 60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level” by Ron Hale-Evans, Marty Hale-Evans
from Mindhacker: 60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level
by Ron Hale-Evans, Marty Hale-Evans
Wiley, 2011

– Worldwide Guide to Homeschooling by Brian D. Ray, Ph.D., head of National Home Education Research Institute

“The Thinking Toolbox: Thirty-Five Lessons That Will Build Your Reasoning Skills” by Nathaniel Bluedorn, Hans Bluedorn, Richard LaPierre
from The Thinking Toolbox: Thirty-Five Lessons That Will Build Your Reasoning Skills
by Nathaniel Bluedorn, Hans Bluedorn, Richard LaPierre
Christian Logic, 2005

Even if you don’t home-school, the resources on Practical Homeschooling Magazine’s official Web site are useful.

“Phonics for Dummies” by Susan M. Greve
from Phonics for Dummies
by Susan M. Greve
Wiley, 2011

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  • Thanks for sharing! We start our mornings quietly as well. Makes all the deference. I have had both a homeschool room and a “whole house” homeschool. When we had a homeschool room…I wasnt able to get much done around the house. The whole house homeschool works best for me. Thank you for sharing your day.

  • Any tips for homeschooling a kindergartner when both parents work full time opposite shifts? And me personally who will be doing most of the schooling works overnight. I feel exhausted and don’t know how to keep up energy to be the best for my child.

  • Hi new I’m completely new to homeschooling and want to start my 5yrs old niece immediately. I checked out the resources you suggested, which are amazing, but wish to keep religion out of it until she expresses a desire for it herself is there anything like the good and the beautiful without the bible scriptures. It would be much appreciated ����

  • Hi! Would you please send me the name of the books �� that you mention in the video!??? The ones that you say are the best!?? Please??

  • Please make more videos like this I would like to learn more ways to teach my child things, I just had a little girl but I want to give her a head start in learning before I send her off to school

  • My mom homeschooled me and my 3 siblings, and I now have a 4 year old who I homeschool. I’ve never met or heard of anyone who is in the same shoes, so that’s really cool! My mom didn’t allow us to do anything outside her teaching which I think was her only real downfall, and I definitely plan to homeschool, but with help when I need it. I know my math skills are nowhere near what they need to be to teach high school level ����

  • I love your videos❤️ I was a pre-k assistant teacher for a year and you are doing AMAZING teaching your boys!! You are so patient and kind and such a wonderful mom��

  • Realest real-life moment: “What sound does E make?” “Thbbb” hahahahhha
    Because everything was going WAY too smoothly for a preschooler!

  • Hi…great videos..���� especially homeschooling ones.
    Is there a way I can reach out to you more personally. I have so many questions regarding homeschooling.
    Hoping you’ll help.

  • My oldest is 4 and already writes his name and can spell ans write many words as well as read can count to 100 in english and to 20 in spanish and he knows counting by 10s. Hes been doing this for quite a while he just turned 4 in Feb. Im just not sure where to begin. Im not sure if we are homeschooling just yet but im afraid to send him to public school. I want him to be prepared on all levela and i know hes a bit advanced right now academically but he has to learn the other areas like social skills and being able to be in an actual classroom setting. I know he will do well and is ready but i just dont know what to do for homeschooling and how to develop an approved curriculum that will allow him to learn properly (im mot sure if im making sense) any advice to start with an advanced learner. My 2 year old is advanced as well but he has a while before school whereas my oldest will be starting next year (fall 2021)

  • Thank you for making this video!
    Would you recommend CC curriculum for 4 & 5 year olds or just stick with the 3 basics you mentioned?..

  • We are beginning our homeschool journey this fall with 7 kids from headstart to 11 grade ♥ thank you so much for this helpful video

  • We just finished first homeschool year of kindergarten, so glad to see this and help me see how we did last year, with a new born was not easy. But I’d love to learn about teaching 1st grade.

  • Special Thanks to my lovely sister Anna for helping me with a little extra videography! ��
    ✧Anna’s Beautiful Instagram:

  • I am leaving my job at the fire department to homeschool our youngest while my wife works. Thank you for such a great video! Your tips really gave me some
    perspective. I am by no means an enlightened generalist so I will definitely check out your suggested curriculums and try to keep things simple.

  • I’m shocked how the boys do quiet time with doors closed! My kids do quiet time but they cant be alone so theyre always around me. Haha

  • I plan to homeschool I have a 2&3 year old. We do verse memorization.. I have been just looking up easy short verses on Pinterest but I just ordered the abc memory card can’t wait for them to arrive! My husband was homeschooled until 9th grade and so were his siblings his sister actually was homeschooled until college. My mother in law and father in law were both teachers for different age groups so it’s very encouraging for me because I know if I ever have a problem conveying a certain lesson I have them to help me! I think homeschool really shaped my husbands family they are so close and since homeschool is flexible it shaped their work ethics. They were able to show in 4h and really get out and work with their animals, and they helped work on equipment with their grandfather. 2 of the three kids became farmer carrying on a long family tradition and I feel like homeschooling our children will allow them to also learn trades from a young age.

  • I pulled my kiddos out of public school a few years ago and never looked back. I have 5 kiddos and homeschool the older 3. Some days are hard but in the end it’s worth it. We use the curriculum ACE.

  • I’m curious what your thought are on joining CC as a co-op in kindergarten. Is it engaging and fun for the kindergartener or would you recommend waiting until they are a bit older?

  • Thank you so much for this! I will be homeschooling my lo and my thoughts are a lot like yours with how I will do it. Love the bible study first, I am getting great ideas now. ���� now if only i could figure out how you are so blessed with an 18 mo old that wants to nap! did you do CIO with her and the boys? I waited too long and my 16 mo old can’t soothe himself to sleep or go to sleep without my assistance of nursing or rocking: I wish I knew what you did with your babes. They are so good!!!

  • New sub… momma of 3 too. Love what you said about learning never stops that there are so many opportunities after HS time. So true… thanks for sharing! You’re kiddos are precious!

  • Enjoyed this, as I’m homeschooling my little ones, too!:) We JUST finished Little House in the Big Woods and started Farmer Boy. I’m LOVING getting to experience these books again with my children, especially because my perspective of the stories is totally different now that I’m an adult.:)

  • I love you and your channel….every time you say, “Hello, sweet moms” I seriously take a big breath and feel so relaxed…its like after a long day with the kids I can refuel here with someone who is doing this life too….ty for being a support system.

  • Thank you so much for sharing this! We just started homeschooling with CC this year, but my son is not quite kinder age (he turns 5 in January). You said you focus mainly on reading, writing, and math for kindergarten. Does that mean you don’t enroll them in CC until later? We are enjoying CC so far, but I’m interested in your honest input. You always give such excellent advice.

  • Thank you!! I’m praying so much about homeschooling…I have a 4th, 2nd, and almost kindergartener. During this quarantine I’ve really lived having my kids home and actually cried when I heard schools might open again. I have thought so often about homeschooling and often felt scared or intimidated but after watching a couple of your videos I feel way more encouraged that maybe it wouldn’t be as hard as I am thinking. Thank you! I have a question about CCdo the kids get to apply the memorization to say, their reading, or discovery….or is it just the kids memorizing facts? I have friends in CC who love it but I don’t know if my kids going from a public school start to CC would like just memorization… wondering your thoughts? Thx again!����

  • How do you encourage your kids to play alone or with siblings? My 4 year old won’t play until I sit down with him. We have all the toys you mentioned and he refuses to do anything but follow me around

  • Thanks for the great videos I’m homeschooling my 3 yo as well. What kind of method do you use for homeschooling? Do you use a public school curriculum or did you make your own private school? Can you do an in depth video on how you lesson plan for the year and how it is month to month? Thanks!

  • I can relate to this sometimes they’re have a lot of attention span and sometime I get zero! �� thanks brittany for the videos! Keep them coming! Trying homeschooling my 2yo thru play and activities. ❤️

  • This is such good advice. Thanks ❤️ I’m in Virginia too. My son has not had a good K experience in our local magnet school. I see him regressing in his basic skills. So I’llbe working with him at home to learn to read, begin math and writing practice.

  • Hey Natalie!! Do you think you could do a bible study video? Just how you look through and feel gods presence (maybe even how you live out his Soul every day!)

  • Thanks for the great suggestions as always!! You mentioned in a previous video that your kids do quiet time on their beds in the afternoon. My youngest is phasing out of naptime and I’m intrigued to know what you suggest for quiet time activities on their beds other than reading books/looking at pictures. I have a 7 y/o and 4 y/o. I’ve been allowing my 7 y/o to play educational apps during naptime but I would love to know your thoughts on this…do yours have screens during quiet time? Thanks so much and God bless your beautiful family!

  • Thanks for taking the time share an explain this to us! I have a lot of anxiety about home schooling my older 6 and 13 year old coming up in August! I work full time from home and I’m so nervous…You made me feel better! I’ll be checking out Nakia’s Channel! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Can you share the title and author of the book you mentioned about the power of touch and love in learning?
    Thank you Shirley! Love your channel!

  • Thank you for this video! I am starting kindergarten with my second child and she is struggling with the reading. I’m trying to decide if I should just back off for awhile or take a different approach. ��‍♀️

  • I would love to home-school but I have to work. My son goes to a Christian school though… You are blessed. I like your YouTube, you inspire me. ❤️

  • Such great tips Shirley! You can tell him that you are a mom who loves what she does and you do a great job! I also have a degree in elementary education and I I’m starting my eighth year of homeschooling. My oldest is going into 7th grade but my third is going into kindergarten this year. She is my last and I, over the years, have learned exactly what you said today. Reading and math and writing and a whole lot of play and snuggles it’s exactly what my kindergartner needs. I definitely wish I would have known that with my first but I’m thankful to have this opportunity with my third and I can still create fun play for my oldest as well and make learning fun and not just all work! Thanks again for your encouragement! I pray you have a wonderful year!

  • can you do a video/ or mention in one of you videos, how to tell liam and judah apart? ��I still think they look absolutely identical

  • I was laughing when you said to look up the laws in your area. When I began homeschooling your brother, it was illegal in our state unless the parent had a teaching degree. But you know me, I’m too rebellious to let anyone tell me how to raise my kids. I yanked him out of the school that couldn’t even teach him how to read, grabbed a bunch of books, and just did it myself. lol Then everything just took off from there.

    My advice to parents is that THERE IS NO WRONG WAY to teach your kids. Don’t stress about any of it, you will not ruin your children’s education. When you start homeschooling, you will quickly realize that it’s really just parenting your children, something you are already doing well. You know your child better than anyone, so in most cases, you are the best person to parent/teach your child. I’ve known a lot of homeschooling families over the past few decades and only a few decided that it was not for them. That’s okay too. If you start teaching your child at home and decide it’s not for you, there are many other educational options out there to choose from.

    When teaching my kids, I used lots of different methods. I was very ill one year so we did video teaching by correspondence. I found out that for me, it was just easier to teach my kids myself because the demands of the correspondence course was more work. There were many days where I just taught the kids on the floor in my PJs and they still learned.

    When home computers came along, we did an online course and found out that it was pretty fun. But mostly, we just used text books. I had failed at algebra in school so I worried that I wasn’t going to be able to teach higher math to my kids. I was surprised to find out that I learned algebra easily from the teacher’s manual that came with my kids’ text books. I wasn’t stupid after all, I just had a bad math teacher! lol Also, my mother was bad at math due to having a terrifying teacher in elementary school who screamed, slobbered, and beat the students’ desks with a ruler when they would get their work wrong. When my mom was in her 60s, I told her I could teach her simple algebra in less than 10 minutes. She didn’t believe I could do it, but I did! It turned out that I was actually the best teacher for my own mom, and not that frustrated child hating woman employed by the local school.

    Homeschooling can be very inexpensive. The most I ever paid was $500 for a year of text books and supplies (except for the one year of video teaching that cost $2,000 and was worthless.). It’s also wonderfully flexible. My kids’ dad worked very long hours and didn’t get to see them as much as he would like. For two months around 3rd grade, we switched up our schedule. We slept in a little late in the mornings, did no school work during the day, and stayed up late with dad to do our school work with him at night when he got home.

    Don’t worry about your children’s lack of “socialization” in homeschool. It’s actually very unnatural to put 30 children in a room all day where they only learn to socialize with people of their own age. When my son was 12, one of his best friends was a 15 year old handicapped boy who was treated poorly by the neighborhood kids because he had to ride an adult tricycle instead of bike due to his condition. His other best friend was an 80 year old man who taught him how to make his own fishing lures and how to properly filet fish, among many other useful things that the older generations have to offer to young people. Homeschooling is the best way to teach your kids how to interact properly with people of all ages. You will probably notice that your homeschooled children have much better social skills than their non-homeschooled friends.

    Another fun thing about homeschooling is that you don’t just get to go to one prom! lol. Brittany had friends in different school districts and got to go lots of dances at several high schools. I have all her prom dresses for her kids to play dress up in when they get a little older. (Brit, do you remember that burnt orange autumn colored Vera Wang gown I made for you? It’s hanging in my closet right now!)

    When my kids were in high school, their dad had a huge pay cut so I had to go to work for two years. I hired a tutor for a couple subjects, put the kids in one college course, they did the rest of their work on their own, and I just checked it when I got home from work. When the kids were little, my grandma lived in another state and was dying from cancer. Because we were homeschooling, we just packed up our stuff and got to spend the last six weeks with her before she passed. We did school work in the car, at the charity hotel that was provided by the hospital, etc.

    People are actually surprised when they find out that Brittany and her brother were homeschooled and aren’t “weirdos” that people say homeschooled kids are. Brittany has a college education, was successful in work outside of the home, and is now an excellent mother and homemaker. Her 32 year old brother has been a successful shipping and receiving manager at the two places he’s worked.

    When my kids were in middle school and high school, they were in a homeschool band class that regularly won regional competitions against public and private school kids. Their band teacher was the best I’ve ever met. Brittany played several instruments and was always being placed first or second chair along with her best friend. Her brother played two instruments and got to use his grandpa’s old college trombone until it finally wore out and we had to get a new one. Oh, and now for my final kinda funny homeschooling story…

    Teaching kids at home doesn’t take all day so they have free time for hobbies, band class, dance class, college courses, etc. One afternoon when my son was in high school, he was at the local park fishing in the river. The middle school brought 3 bus loads of children at intervals to teach them about the wildlife. The first group started talking to my son and the teacher realized that he knew more about the local insects, fish, and other critters than he did so they had my teenage homeschooled son teach all three groups of the kids on their field trip that day!

    And this concludes the tl,dr War and Peace of all youtube posts! lol

  • I love your videos I am just beginning my journey and this was very helpful! I did the same thing I homeschooled my son for preschool with my own “curriculum “ and this year will be buying one! I believe I want to go with Abeka, if anyone reading this has used them I’d love to hear your feedback!

  • Starting on this journey lol especially with whats currently going on in the world. Want to say thanks so much for the detailed tips. Haven’t found any content on youtube like this so really excited to start going thru yours.

  • I’m so happy to collab with you Lisa! You’re so creative! & that shirt ������ I loved everything you stated. I pray for patience daily because I naturally get frustrated quick! I’m learning If my cup ain’t filled up (prayer, spending time with God) then I shouldn’t start homeschool.

  • I just came across your channel as I was searching for someone who homeschooled their children and I was very inspired by this video and not to mention you’re a Christian on top of that! And you have twins! Two amazing things we have in common! ( I have Fraternal twin girls)! I want to homeschool my children so badly (I have 8 btw only 5 are school age) but thinking about just starting with my 5 yr old because of a few issues she’s currently facing being in a public school and she’s being affected emotionally and it hurts me everyday I have to send her there…

    Do you have any tips on how to begin?

    I love the way you instill the Bible in your children and make Learning about the Lord first thing before starting anything else.

    You’re an amazing mother and keep doing what you’re doing! God bless you! ���� definitely subbed! ✨

  • We use horizons math too and love it. The spiral method seems to work well for retention of the information. I also used horizons phonics and reading for Kindergarten through 3rd grade as well. I honestly think it doesn’t matter which phonics/reading curriculum you choose as long as you are consistent. If you stay the course with any curriculum they will learn to read.

  • So many wonderful helpful ideas for parents who want to teach their children. I wish there had been the resources out there when our children were in school.

  • This video was so helpful!!! Thank you so much. I’m wanting to start a blog on my channel that I haven’t been doing in forever lol ��‍♀️ So I wanna start getting back to it and saw your video. I have a 3 year old and want to start homeschooling this year and start YouTubing it. Thank you so much for this video. I love your channel. I just subscribed:) I would love one back!!

  • Theresa here and my sister Sara’s oldest grand child who is 17 now has been homeschooled since he was about 9 using the K-12 program and he loves it

  • When starting homeschool were to get books and material for kids study? how I need to know what my kids need to study??? dose homeschool kids need to attend school for testings?? who is testing kids when they homeschoolong??? looking for more info and nobody talking about it or you know the website for more detail info

  • Teacher Grace Salamat po. Auditory si Seb, na confirm ng Vlog na to. Ang lakas daw ng boses ko pag tinuturuan ko sya. Kaya pala umiiyak!:D

  • Hi Grace, dami kong natutunan sa video mo na ito. Can I ask kung sino ang homeschool provider niyo or independent homeschooler po kayo? Salamat po sa pagsagot:)

  • Thank you ❤️
    All of your thoughts were very helpful! My Kindergartener (Joshua) will be 5 in December, but he is so advanced that he was begging to start school. He actually started his math in June because he just couldn’t wait and is soaring through it (math lover like me ����‍♀️)!
    Also, Joshua absolutely loves Liberty’s Kids…he sings the theme song all. the. time ��

  • I can definitely see you as a kindergarten teacher! I will be doing K with my son next year, but it will only be my 2nd year of hs. New sub��

  • Always watching you, and blessed by your honest information and authentic self. I have 20mo old girls, so having you & Weston’s wisdom to glean is super helpful. Thank you for the work you put in to making these videos and being so consistent, I love watching and learning from you all. And knowing you are brothers & sisters in Christ is the absolute best ♥️

  • FINALLY getting around to watch this and WOW. This is so incredibly encouraging as I’m about to delve into the homeschooling world with my newly 3 year old! Thank you!