So, now that you are pretty sure you are going to home school, you need to decide which homeschooling method you are going to choose. "Choose a method," you ask? Yes, you must choose how you are going to accomplish all of your home schooling tasks.
There are a variety of methods that you can choose from. Which one you decide on will ultimately depend on a variety of factors:
There are as many different ways to homeschool as their are opinions about homeschooling. I truly believe that no two families are alike in their homeschooling methods. What works for one family, may not work at all for another. Therefore, do not be intimidated by what another family is doing. You just cannot compare your homeschooling experience to someone else. It is great to get advice and ideas from other homeschoolers, just as long as you remember that their ideas might not work the same for you.
That being said, I have included information on some of the various options that you have. They are:
I know what you're thinking: "There are that many ways to home school out there? How will I ever decide?" Relax and take some time to explore the information I have compiled for you. Once you become more familiar with all of your options, you will start to see that one of these methods will fit better with you and your family than the others.
One of the nice things about home schooling is that you have the
freedom to change how you homeschool. You may decide after awhile that
you need a change. So, veteran homeschoolers, spend some time looking into this information, too, and see if it isn't time to change the way you do things.