Home Education

Should I Teach the Same as Public School? A Homeschool Mom’s Thoughts

I’ve been homeschooling almost 7 years. That doesn’t make me a “pro” by any means, but there are a lot of things I’ve tried. One of those things was trying to adopt a public school approach in my homeschool, and rightfully so.

I say rightfully so because I was once a brick-and-mortar teacher before becoming a work-from-home, homeschooling mom. I also had 13 years of public school education. Of course this led me to have specific beliefs about learning and education because of this indoctrination.

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Where do I start?

After realizing that I was a “victim” of homeschooling from a public school mindset, changes had to be made. The question became, “Where do I start?” The route I took will be a little different than what I recommend to you; however, hopefully you’ll have the same ending result.

I first recommend that you understand that you don’t have to do public school in your homeschool. The strictness (or lack thereof) of homeschooling laws today would have you to believe differently. However, there are still ways to stay within legal limits while still creating a homeschool that matches your unique family.

To read more about how to do this, click here. My no-nonsense, 3-step approach has been written up in a post and part of My JoyFilled Life’s Help for the Homeschool Mom 2.0 series. Over the course of this month, you’ll find lots of practical and encouraging tips, wisdom, and advice for homeschool moms!

While you’re there, take advantage of an exclusive FREE COPY of my Homeschool YOUR Way Planning Pack. You’ll want this pack to help create the homeschool system you desire. PLUS you can enter to win 1 of 3 FREE spots in my Deschooling for the Homeschool Parent course!

Woman thinking if she should teach the same as public school. Also shows free resource and giveaway of a free course.

*Please note: the giveaway is time sensitive and ends March 8, 2020. The Homeschool YOUR Way Planning Pack is only available free at My Joy-Filled Life until March 22, 2020.

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