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Homeschooling 101: Basics for Parents Before You Start

your complete guide to exploring the homeschool option
Abby Banks
60 students enrolled
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debunk several objections to homeschool
analyze your family's readiness to homeschool
choose the homeschool style/philosophy that is the best fit for your family

Welcome to Homeschooling 101!  In this course, we will explore the basics of homeschooling.  

In this course, I will help you discover if you have what it takes to homeschool.  There is an overwhelming amount of information out there, so we will analyze the essential questions to consider before you start the adventure of homeschooling.

Explore Homeschooling Basics Before Starting To Homeschool

  • Assess pros & cons of homeschooling
  • Analyze student & parent readiness
  • Identify your personal homeschooling style

What You Need To Know Before You Homeschool

When considering the homeschool option for your kids, you may say, “I’d love to homeschool, but….”  We will answer the common objections in your mind.  Then, by answering the question, “Am I ready for this?” you will be able to know if homeschooling would be a good fit for your family.  Have you ever wondered – “Is there only one right way to homeschool?”  We will explore some common ways of “doing” homeschool and help you discover the best style for you.

Homeschooling 101 is a course in self-discovery for parents who are interested in the homeschooling option, but just need some insider information to help bring clarity to the decision making process.

I include lectures in short segments so that they easily fit into your busy schedule.  You will benefit from the course handouts that help you dig deeper into each topic and show you areas where you might need to give more attention.  Finally, this course will help you analyze the strengths, weaknesses, and passions of yourself and your kids and see how that fits into a homeschooling style.

 I am a former classroom teacher, turned homeschooling mom, so I hope this course is the confidence booster you need to jump start your family’s homeschool adventure!

Pros & Cons of Homeschooling


I will explain what you will learn in this course and how it will help you on your homeschool journey.  

I'd like to homeschool, but ....

Let's tackle the objections in your own mind first.  What arguments are standing in your way?

Homeschool negatives to consider

There are pros & cons to every decision.  I will help you consider what a decision to homeschool could mean for your family.

Benefits of homeschooling

How will homeschooling benefit your family rhythm and your children's education?  

Am I ready for this?

Family & Social Readiness

What does your immediate family think of homeschooling?  

Emotional Readiness

What is your personality and how will that impact homeschooling?  Do you have realistic expectations?

Financial Readiness

How much does homeschooling cost?

Lifestyle Readiness

We'll discuss how to get the basics under control.

Legal Readiness

Know the laws for your state and where to find excellent legal advice.

Teacher Readiness

Can you really homeschool your kids without a teaching degree?

Is there only one right way to homeschool?

Styles of Homeschooling

How you homeschool is not a one-size-fits-all journey.  Embrace your unique personality, educational philosophy, and your kids' strengths.


For the parent who wants to open the box and go.


For the parent who wants to teach their kids to learn for themselves.

Charlotte Mason

For the parent who wants their children to play, create, and learn in real-life situations.


For the parent who values interest-led learning for their kids.


For the parent who appreciates a relaxed approach, while picking the best from every style.


You can do it!

You really do have all the tools you need to be a great homeschool parent.  We will end with a "pep rally" and remind you of the practical exercises you completed in this course that will help you make informed decisions and have a great homeschool year.

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