Some polls show as many as 40% of parents are considering
homeschooling after recent lockdowns.
If you are one of them then don't miss this lively discussion.
Homeschooling can be a joyful experience or a miserable one.
I believe its all in your approach.
Set yourself up for success by getting clear about why you are considering homeschooling, what you want for your children, and how you will stay focused.
Whether you are simply considering it for the upcoming year or taking this opportunity to finally jump in and make homeschooling part of your lifestyle, this talk will help get you off to the right start.
My homeschooling journey:
In 2014, we relocated our family to Ann Arbor, MI for my husband's job. Prior to that, I wanted to homeschool my then 2nd & 4th graders but was generally happy with our school of choice at the time. I had no idea how to get started or what to do and it all seemed a daunting task. I bought into the idea that because I wasn't a certified teacher, I really wouldn't be able to do it well.
After the relocation, our schooling options were less than desirable. We put our children in a small private school down the road from our new home and within 3 months, I saw my children's love of learning plummet.
And that's how it got started.
I took several months to research curriculum and wasted ALOT of time trying to figure out what to do. Then I decided to apply the same concepts to homeschooling that I apply to my coaching clients; determine what you value and make your life choice based on those values.
So I "coached" myself into what it was I really wanted for my children, myself and my family. Once I became crystal clear on that (and it wasn't hard to do), everything else fell into place: curriculum choices, support communities, even the nuts and bolts of how we would schedule our days. My confidence soared as doubt fell to the wayside. When my husband saw this, he was able to get on board and support my decision.
As I embarked on my journey, I met many moms who were deeply committed to homeschooling, but were also frazzled, unfocused, and worn out and no longer enjoying the experience. I met moms who jumped from curriculum to curriculum, chasing those "shiney objects" with every new release or recommendation from a friend.
I didn't want to be one of those moms.
I homeschooled my children from 2nd/4th grade through their 8th & 10th grade years, when another relocation to Atlanta, GA prompted me to decide to put my children back into a brick and mortar school. (I'll discuss how I came to that decision during our call).
Homeschooling is an amazing journey and I want the time you spend with your children to be deeply satisfying to both you and your kids. It was an amazing journey for my family and it can be for yours as well.
I hope you will join me to learn all my secrets!
Love & Friendship - Lisa