Have you thought about homeschooling and wondered if you could do it?
Most parents are qualified to homeschool. It depends on the laws in your state or province, if you are qualified in the eyes of the law to teach your children at home. In my state, I am qualified to homeschool based on the fact that I have my high school diploma. I do have a bachelor’s degree, but most of my teaching comes directly from my reliance on God to direct me.
Do you know where to look for your state’s requirements to homeschool?
The best reference I have found for state requirements is on the Home School Legal Defense Association’s website. You can find more information on this page: http://www.hslda.org/hs/default.asp.
Don’t let your perfectionism get in the way of starting to homeschool. Think back on your education. You likely have gaps in your education, and you will not be able to cover every single topic in the world with your children. What you can do is rely on God and teach them HOW to find out the answers to their questions. Don’t let little details trip you up and stall your plans.
Read and research about homeschool methods and curriculum. It will be easy to be overwhelmed by the choices. Select curriculum carefully and know that as you begin teaching your children, you will discover how they learn best.
I have always naturally been a teacher and leader, so it was not a big stretch to teach my children. And I have learned so much alongside my children. It has been an education for me!
Enjoy this pic of my son learning about the inner workings of a frog for our science lesson.