Are you tired of your kids doing public school at home? Do you need help deciding if homeschooling is the right decision for your family? Do you think it might be time to start homeschooling your kids?
Whether you’re thinking about homeschooling or you’ve already started homeschooling your kids, we know that you have questions.
That’s why we’ve organized this Start Homeschooling section just for you.
Start Homeschooling Guide
- Sign up to receive our HomeSchool ThinkTank Happenings Newsletter.
- Follow the HomeSchool ThinkTank Parenting Podcast.
- Read or listen to THINK HOMESCHOOL: Live & Learn Your Way! This book will help you decide if homeschooling is the right decision for your family.
- Join our online community of homeschooling parents.
- Listen to the recommended podcast episodes below.
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Step One: Sign Up To Receive HomeSchool ThinkTank Happenings.
- Sign up to receive our Homeschool ThinkTank Happenings Weekly Updates.
- We offer monthly online meetups, educational and parenting resources for your homeschool family, and share our weekly podcast episodes with you.
- Sign up today and learn more about our online community of homeschool families.
Step Two: Follow the HomeSchool ThinkTank Parenting Podcast!
- Each week we share expert interviews, information, education, and inspiration that homeschool families need.
- We suggest following the HomeSchool ThinkTank Parenting Podcast on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
- Do you prefer to listen to podcasts on another platform? You can learn more about our podcast & discover more places where you can listen to the HomeSchool ThinkTank Parenting Podcast here.
Step Three: Read or listen to THINK HOMESCHOOL: Live & Learn Your Way!
- Next, if you are thinking about homeschooling, we’d like to suggest that you read or listen to THINK HOMESCHOOL: Live & Learn Your Way.
- This book was written to help you decide if homeschooling is the right decision for your family.
- Available as a paperback, ebook, or audiobook.
Step Four: Join Our Online Homeschool Parenting Group
At HomeSchool ThinkTank, we believe that you need two homeschool support groups. First, you need a local homeschool parenting group. Second, you want to join an online homeschool parenting group. You will find different types of support in each group.
Step Five: Listen To These Podcast Episodes
If you are thinking about homeschooling your kids, we recommend listening to the following podcast episodes. Even if you’ve been homeschooling for a while, you may find some of these episodes helpful.
As children, most of us went to public school. As a result, our society has been fairly well trained to believe that schooling is equivalent to education. We also tend to believe that only certified teachers are qualified to educate our children.
We have been so well taught that, before COVID, most parents didn’t even question whether their children would go to school. Nor did they question the purpose of school. As a matter of course, parents simply enrolled their children in school when they turned five.
It’s time to take a closer look at your core beliefs about school, education, and learning. It’s also time to examine any preconceived notions that you have about homeschooling.
This list of episodes is designed to help you envision how homeschooling can look, how you can overcome your own concerns, and step into the world of true homeschooling.
Get ready to challenge your own mind and take a fresh look at education and life.
Podcast Episodes To Help You Examine Your Belief System Around Homeschooling
- School-at-Home vs. True Homeschooling. The differences between doing public school at home during COVID & True Homeschooling.
- One Reason You Can Homeschool Your Kids. You are capable of homeschooling your kids. Here’s why.
- Educational Opportunities are Everywhere. Look around, you’re children can learn in so many ways and places. Education takes place far beyond the school walls.
- What’s Your Why? You need to have a strong reason to homeschool. It will get you through the tough days.
- Homeschooling Scared. Are you nervous to start homeschooling your kids? Guess what? That’s totally normal.
- Should I Homeschool My Kids? If you’re considering homeschooling your children, then you’ll want to consider the points in this article and podcast episode.
Four Part Series: Education, School, Learning, & Homeschooling
It’s time to challenge your belief system around education, schooling, and learning. Whether you’re just thinking about homeschooling or you’ve been homeschooling for a while, you might need to listen to this. It can take years of homeschooling your kids to really see how well our society has been indoctrinated within the public education system.
Be prepared for some deep thinking and to question your own belief system around education, school, and learning.
If you have never stepped back to evaluate your own belief system around education, this series will be eye-opening.
- What Do You Believe About Education? Examine how your beliefs impact the way that you approach education, life, and how you homeschool your children.
- Defining School and Education. Geek out with us as we study the definitions of school and education and how they have evolved over time. Uncover how your thoughts impact your child’ education.
- Let’s Define Learning. Let’s define learning and examine how your thoughts impact how you approach homeschooling your kids.
- Your Beliefs About Homeschooling. What do you believe about school, education, and learning? How does this impact your beliefs about homeschooling your kids? Listen to the podcast or read this article.
Every Parent Should Read These Books
- Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling. In the introduction to John Taylor Gatto’s book he states the following. “Teaching means different things in different places, but seven lessons are universally taught from Harlem to Hollywood Hills. They constitute a national curriculum you pay for in more ways than you can imagine, so you might as well know what it is.”
- Free To Learn. Learn more about why we suggest reading Peter Gray’s book Free To Learn in our article about unschooling. It is an outstanding book that will leave you re-thinking your children’s education.
How Do Homeschooled Kids Make Friends?
You’ve probably been wondering how your child will make friends. There’s no need to worry, there are plenty of ways for homeschooled kids to make friends.
Benefits To Homeschooling
- One Huge Benefit To Homeschooling. Are you aware of this one huge benefit to homeschooling? Embracing this benefit is one of the keys to homeschooling success.
- Why I Homeschool My Kids. The host of the HomeSchool ThinkTank Parenting Podcast shares why she homeschools her kids.
Once you’ve decided to start homeschooling, one of the first things you’ll need to understand is the variety of ways that parents approach homeschooling their children. You’ll want to understand the various homeschooling styles and terminology.
- Homeschooling Styles & Terminology. You’re going to learn about a classical education model, homeschooling, gameschooling, wildschooling, project-based learning and more.
- How To Start Homeschooling Your Kids. This is your step-by-step guide to getting started with actually homeschooling your kids.
- Know The Homeschool Requirements Where You Live. Learn about your state’s or countries homeschooling requirements here.
- Which Type of Homeschool Family Do You Want To Be? Homeschooling families tend to fall into these four generalized categories. Which one are you?
- Do You Have a Homeschool Philosophy? If you’re going to homeschool, then you need a homeschooling philosophy. Your philosophy will act as your roadmap to your homeschool journey. We share HomeSchool ThinkTank’s philosophy of homeschooling in this article and podcast episode.
An Idea Worth Considering
- Connection Before Curriculum. Learn why we believe that your connection with your child should always come first. Listen to the podcast episode or read the article.
Hear From A Mom Who Was Homeschooled – Ali’s Story
Listen to this interview with Alison Schlagel. Ali and her husband were each homeschooled from birth through high school. They plan to carry on the tradition and homeschool their toddler.
Homeschool Q & A
Listen to these podcast episodes that address questions parents have,
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Listen To The HomeSchool ThinkTank Parenting Podcast!
If you’re ready to learn something new, feel inspired, and find more joy in homeschooling, then you’ve come to the right place. Each week we share two podcast episodes that are designed just for homeschooling parents. On Monday’s we share an episode that all about mindset, and on Wednesday’s we share an episode about homeschooling & parenting.
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