i want to homeschool my children ! - FamilyEducation
i want to homeschool my children !
05/18/2007 at 17:36 PM

hi there, my kids are 3 years and 17 mths, hate the idea of them going to public school and don't really wanna pay the price for private..... i want to homeschool them should i be thinking about it now or what ?

Hi danni


I think when you are planning on taking on something as big as homeschooling your children it is probably never too early to think about it.  You can do your research and find out what you need to do in your state to homeschool.  Also, hopefully there will be some parents on here that can help you with their experiences.


To get you started we have some great articles on homeschooling--check them out.


Homeschooling and other homeschooling resources - FamilyEducation.com






I have a 3 1/2 year old, a 2 year old and a 5 month old baby. I am planning on homeschooling my girls and have been doing research for the last year. A couple of books that might help you out are Debra Bell  The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling

Cathy Duffy  Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual The Elementary grades

Mary Pride   Complete Guide to Homeschooling series

You can go to www.youcanhomeschool.org to find a support group or state homeschool convention.

The books above will give you additional books to read as well as curriculum suppliers, resources and such. They will help you start on your adventure of homeschooling your children. Good luck to you.


I never thought about home schooling my children.  In fact I never thought I could do it, but times have changed and out of necessity I undertook a task I was reluctant to at first.  I would not trade it for the world.  It is a learning experience for all of us.  There are so many different resources and avenues, you just have to find the one that works for you.  I wrote an article about getting started for thehomeschoolexchange.com  here is the link:


Hope it helps.



Hi Danni;

Homeschooling is a way of life that knows no start, no finish.  As parents we "homeschool" from day one and we just keep adding more information. 

I have found myself doing "lessons" on a Sunday, after dinner, in the car, anywhere, anytime...the beauty of homeschooling.

Starting at 3 or earlier is great.  Modeling a learning environment is never a bad thing.

Have fun and welcome to homeschooling Danni.