During this season of giving and spending time with friends and family, you may be called upon to give advice and share your homeschooling journey with those considering homeschooling their children. The holidays may inspire them to look further into parent- directed education and you may be the only homeschooler they know. In their eyes, you are the expert with an abundance of homeschooling experience, so be prepared.
Even if you don’t see yourself as a homeschool expert, you can most definitely offer some helpful advice. Some may be simply looking to you for direction. Some may ask for plain honesty about the pros and cons of homeschooling. Others may want guarantees from what homeschooling has to offer.
Where do you start? Let those seeking advice know that no one homeschooling journey is the same. A lot of parents choose homeschooling so they are able to individualize education to meet the diverse needs of their children. If they are looking to accelerate learning and allow their kids to work above standardized grade levels, they can. If parents are looking to bridge gaps in their children’s learning and work at a slower pace with grade-level work that meets the needs of a struggling learner, they can. There are many methods of delivery, curriculum, and other options homeschooling families can use to tailor education to fit the demands of both the student and family.
If your friends and family need further clarification on how to get started, the laws governing homeschooling in Texas, record keeping, scheduling, graduation, and more, send them our way. FEAST has a New to Homeschooling Orientation designed to help parents grasp this new lifestyle. From withdrawal letters to notarization of high school transcripts, FEAST is here to help families every step of the way. Have your friends and family give us a call at (210) 342-4674 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help them throughout their homeschooling journey.