New homeschoolers – particularly those just getting ready to make the commitment - ask many of the same questions. “Where do I buy the books?” parents want to know. ”How do I know what I’m supposed to teach?” is another. Of major concern is always, “Does homeschooling really work?” and “Can we afford it?” too.
As lives become busier than ever and our nation’s schools continue to disappoint, however, parent questions have taken on a new focus. Basing their assumptions on homeschool as the superior option, parents now ask, “How do these people do it?” and “What’s the secret?” instead. Though still interested in specifics, today’s families strive to learn if and how homeschooling will fit in with their daily lives.
Believe me — if there were one secret, one formula, one quick and painless tip to follow, or one tip that would guarantee homeschool success, I would surely share it with you now. If you follow my blogs, my books, and my videos, you already know I’d share this information with you right away!
Unfortunately, it isn’t quite that simple.
BUT…the good news is — it isn’t hard, either.
You see, there isn’t just ONE secret to homeschool success.
Actually, there are TEN.
In truth, every successful homeschool family has found what works well for THEM. Either naturally, by accident, or using years of trial-and-error, productive and happy homeschoolers have each discovered a formula for their own success.
The great thing is that — even though every family is different – successful actions always have things in common.
Years of research, observation and practice have led me to the discovery that homeschool success involves a combination of things — primarily a combination of TEN GREAT HABITS – that contribute to a great experience.
I now know what these great habits are. I see them in thousands of other families. I practice them myself.
Many of these habits come naturally to many people. Even if they don’t, most can easily be learned.
What if everyone had a list of the habits of the most successful people? What if every homeschooler had a list of successful homeschool habits, too?
In my e-book, The Way Homeschoolers Do, I reveal the TOP-TEN great homeschool habits. You may think of these as the SECRETS to homeschool success, if you like.
In The Way Homeschoolers Do, readers are given a glimpse into what makes successful homeschool families tick. More importantly, readers learn the specific characteristics of homeschool families (the habits) that explain how these families do it.
Now, when new and prospective homeschoolers ask me, “How do homeschoolers do it?” I am able to share my list of the 10 great habits that explain this success.
When family and friends ask you how you do it, you can refer them to this list, too.
I think you’ll enjoy this compilation and explanation of the TEN HABITS of successful homeschool families. As always, I welcome your comments and feedback, too.