We are about to enter our 6th year of homeschooling. As we start to venture into junior high, I've met several families who are just getting started on their homeschooling journey and are asking for advice. Here are some of my top suggestions to the new homeschooling parent.
2) But don't be a slave to the plan
3) Read everything you make your kids read
4) The one curriculum I regret not ordering from the beginning is All About Reading/All About Spelling
5) White boards and dry erase markers have been essential
6) Later Alligator
7) Keep records
8) Be brave
Sierra making a model of bloodThis one takes practice, but it's the most important of all. Stop trying to make your homeschool kid's experience look the same as other kids' experiences. It's okay to be different. It's okay if they learn specific topics at a different age. It's okay if other people in your life don't "get it". Tune them out and help your child find their own path and the confidence to walk it.