I would like to home school my child, although he is only 11 months I would like to be prepared . How do I prepare myself for this and how do I go about doing it when the time comes?
You don't have to have a school-aged child to join a homeschool group. Many of the moms in our group joined when their kids were toddlers or preschoolers. Check out the Happy Homeschoolers group here on CM. Lots of good advice.
You may want to see what homeschool books your library carries. That is how I learned about homeschooling, back when my kids were babies. There are tons of different styles, methods, and philosophies in homeschooling.
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Answer by ladysylpher at 10:21 AM on May. 28, 2009
I'm homeschooling, and have been since birth. (I was also homeschooled, so I've had a bit of a head-start on it.) Join any local homeschool groups - I joined one when my eldest was very little, if only for the community aspect of it. There are also lots of groups online that can be great sources of ideas, inspiration, and resources.
In these early years, the best thing you can do over the next few years is find out all you can about homeschooling, the different methods and ideas. A good site to begin exploring is this one. Scroll down, on the lefthand side you'll see "Beginning Homeschool" which will probably be helpful, and if you scroll down all the way you'll see "Methods." If you find that a couple of the methods appeal to you, do some further reading on them. It can be overwhelming at first, but it is so rewarding!
Answer by Collinsky at 1:53 PM on May. 28, 2009
Oh - I suggest the very first thing you might want to do is read John Holt's Teach Your Own.
Answer by Collinsky at 1:58 PM on May. 28, 2009