But the choice to homeschool is only the very beginning of your journey.
Beginning to homeschool can be nerve-wracking, to say the least. How do I make sure I’m doing it legally? How do I pick curricula? What does a normal homeschool day look like? How do I know I’m doing enough? Will I be doing justice to my child’s education?
Pretty soon, that decision to homeschool is filled with all sorts of emotions. Excitement to get started. Fear over whether or not you’re doing it right. Guilt about your decisions and worry that your child might be missing out. Comparison with the public school kids and self-consciousness- what will the neighbors think when they see my kids in the yard mid-day?
You start to get overwhelmed with the list of things you have to take care of: Turning in legal paperwork, picking a math program for the year, planning lessons, and bussing your kids to soccer and dance class on top of it all.
You wish you could simplify the process- make it less overwhelming, more straightforward. You wish you could know whether or not you’re on the right track so you could stop worrying and start enjoying the process.