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    Default New Homeschooling Mom in KY

    Greetings to all-I am new to homeschooling and am pretty much lost. I am sure it is very much like my mind I will find it in rare moments but for the most part I will just wing it.
    I am very much serious when I allude to being completely lost and am learning as I go. My youngest son is 13 and in 8th grade this year so I am researching all that I can to make his school year the best yet. I know I will stumble and feel like a failure but I will continue onward.
    If any of you have questions please feel free to ask, if you need a shoulder please feel free to cry and if you want to scream please feel free to scream in uppercase letters all you want with lots of exclamation points.
    Thank you for adding me to the group and I hope to make friends on here during my journey.

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    Welcome!
    Im so sorry youre feeling lost! Is it feeling overwhelmed with all the choices out there, and being afraid that you will fail at making this the best ever year? You have the double challenge of both finding what will work, and learning how to be a homeschool parent, not a schoolteacher-at-home.
    You may find it helpful when you are just starting out to take it one step at a time. What is he most excited about learning? Find a curriculum for that, start it! Is it as great as you both hoped? How are you getting along? Is it too much busywork for one or both of you? Is there a better way to present the material?
    Even if it takes several months, getting all the subjects right one at a time may be less overwhelming. You can always justify to your inner critic that you can work over the summer.... but honestly, youre likely to finish up the years worth of material by the end of spring anyways.
    Start with inexpensive things, whenever possible. We have all made the mistake of not wanting to give up on a curriculum because it cost too much!
    Avoud the online and all-in-one curriculums too - they lack personalization, and the human interaction to see if your kid is understanding, paying attention, bored, or eager to explore a side topic.

    Ask if you want specific help on finding curriculum! And feel free to rant, vent, share here! Sometimes it is nice having a non-religious place to talk about homeschooling!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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