Encouragement For the New Homeschoolers

Did you begin homeschooling this year?

Here are four things you need to consider when beginning homeschooling:

Your goal is to consider what an education is anyway and read about unschoolingdeschooling, and learning. They’ll all give you perspective in how you homeschool no matter your approach.

I compiled a Homeschool Mama Reading List just for you! These books are ones that have taught me everything that has helped me structure my homeschool.


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If you’ve been homeschooling for a year, can I guess your reason you started? Um yeah, probably that reason.

But you might have chosen this homeschool path before your next school season because you want to.

I have been homeschooling for fifteen years and I share ten lessons in ten years here.

The art and science of an education.

There’s an art and science in medicine, I’ve been told. If one could type symptoms into the Google bar and spit out a diagnosis, would medical doctors be required? There’s a certain experience and constant exposure that surrounds the assessment and diagnoses in medicine that can’t be captured in the Google bar.

The same is true for the idea of an education: there’s an art and science to an education too. We could try to jam a bunch of facts into the minds of our children and hope they spit out the requested knowledge later. But I believe that education would merely be judged inadequate, adequate, above average, or excellent. What value is that?

Isn’t an education more than just cramming knowledge bits into our brains?

What is an education anyways?

There are no academic emergencies. Not one.

Teresa Wiedrick

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You can get you from “I don’t know where to start, to I’ve got a plan.” It will inspire you to consider what an education looks like in your real homeschool addressing your real doubts. You will get from “I don’t think I can do this, I’m too uncertain, nervous, or afraid” to “I know I can do this, I’ve got this.”

Teresa Wiedrick, author of Homeschool Mama Self-Care: Nurturing the Nurturer

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