5 Ways to be at Peace with your Decision about Homeschooling.

Deciding to home educate is a huge choice which, ultimately, will change the way that you and your children live. With this in mind, here are 5 things to do which will help with your peace of mind when making your decision. 

  1. Pray. It seems obvious, but sometimes we forget.  Just like every other area in our lives, making the decision to home educate will benefit from some prayerful consideration. 

    Ultimately, God knows what is best for you and your family. He knows your future. He knows which path is right. Initiating your research into home education with a time of prayer will prepare your heart and bring you peace from the get-go. Make space for the Holy Spirit to influence your thinking as you consider the right course of education for your children. 
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4: 6-7 
  2. Have a conversation with someone who has been there.  Talking to someone who has ‘been there, done that, and owns the t-shirt,’ is one of the best ways to find out the nitty-gritty of home education. Often one of the main doubts about homeschooling is whether you are up to taking on the challenge. Speaking with someone who has been through the fire and made it out the other side can really help to quash those doubts. We believe that having a conversation with someone who is experienced is really valuable.
  3. Research the curriculum. Would it work for your child? It can take some students time to adjust to a different approach to learning, so there are times where you may need to allow more than a month to see if the curriculum and style of the programme are a good fit.  
  4. Educate yourself about the Time and Financial Cost of Homeschooling.
  5. Make sure that there is a support network.

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