When it feels like the world is going crazy, it can be scary to send your kiddos back to school. But what are you to do when you work full time, have no patience and just need some easy online homeschool options?
While homeschooling is so much more than just books and science experiments, during this time, you can teach your kiddo at home, not matter your circumstances.
You don’t need to be super smart, patient or educated to homeschool.
I always joke that you only need 3 things to homeschool: a library card, the internet and kids.
Funny, but also pretty true. The internet has taken learning to a whole new level.
While online schooling isn’t for everyone, it’s definitely helpful for those who have a “get ‘er done” attitude until schools return to normal.
While online homeschools will be very popular in the next few years, you should always consider your state’s homeschool laws. Before jumping on board with paid online classes, consider talking with your local district about what reentering public schools will look like. Chances are, they’ll offer online classes of their own, which will make returning to school much easier.
If you’re homeschooling a high schooler, you have a few more issues to consider. Many districts won’t honor homeschool credits so you’ll need to figure out a way to transfer credits. Also, it may be a good time to consider dual enrollment at your local community college. Students can take online classes and earn both high school and college credit for a much cheaper rate!
We’ve gathered up a a few of the top easy online homeschool options to help make your decision just a little bit easier.
No matter what you decide to do, take some time to discuss your goals with your kids. Figure out what your plan is ahead of time, so you’re not scrambling to figure out your next step.
Remember, you’re not recreating public school at home. In fact, homeschooling takes significantly less time than public school.
During this time, it’s important to remember that school is not now, nor will it ever be, the most important thing you will teach your kiddos. Compassion, life skills and a lifelong love of learning are far more important than checking the boxes of education.
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