There’s always a lot of talk and questions every from those considering homeschooling. Perhaps you are wondering “Should I homeschool?”  It’s always frightening to take the road less traveled. If you are sitting on the fence, take heart. Here are some easy questions you can ask to determine if you should homeschool or not.

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1. Define your nightmare.

If you did or do, homeschool, what would be the worst case scenario/outcome for you? My worse case nightmare would be illiterate kids that lived with me till the day.I.die. I like my kids. Really. I don’t like cooking three meals a day, cleaning up after everybody, managing rides, and schedules and laundry. The people rock. The workload, not so much.

The 2nd nightmare is that I go a bit nuts. Actually, the 2nd nightmare is more my husband and kid’s nightmare. It does occur on occasion. Fortunately, the benefits of homeschooling outweigh the nightmare. (Right, honey?!)

2. What steps could you take to repair the damage?

You know, if the worst case scenario panned out. A solid phonics program. Installing locks on the door. Move with no forwarding address. Prepare the children well. Engage, or marry, a good therapist.  Wait, I did that one!

3. What are the outcomes/benefits, both temporary & permanent of more probable scenarios?

You know, if you were more successful than the worst case scenario. My kids would be literate (and literary). They would move out, have successful, amazing lives of their own.  They would travel the world, make friends, and influence people.  They might even earn degrees and money.  Hopefully, they will have joyful marriages and healthy, delightful kids, laughing out loud and loving the Master of the Universe.

4. If you were forced to homeschool today, what would you do to get things under control?

You know, if you HAD to homeschool. For example, I would start by developing my teaching skills and plan for the year, then creating a seasonal and daily schedule. Next, I would order an excellent curriculum, based on my plans. Enroll in quality enrichment programs. Develop a lifestyle of learning. De-clutter my house. Streamline my life. Strategize in order to get it all done.

5. What are you putting off out of fear?

Are you delaying deciding because you think you’ll fail (see step #1), or because you think you’ll go nuts? (see step #2)

6. What is it costing you? 

Your kid’s safety? Your kid’s learning environment?  What is the motivation to even consider homeschooling? What do you hope will be different if you begin homeschooling? Write the vision and make it clear.

7. What are you waiting for?

Will the cost diminish if you wait or procrastinate or will the cost increase? If the cost will increase, perhaps it’s time to take a leap of faith and jump on in. C’mon! The water’s just fine!!  So we know the question is “Should I homeschool?”, but what’s your answer?
Ready to take the plunge? With our online classes, academic advising, and fantastic electives True North can help you today!  Let us help you be the best homeschooling mom you can be.

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