If you’re new to homeschooling, it can be a daunting experience. In addition to online forums, curriculums, and fellow parents, we recommend cracking open a few books for help. These often give a more thorough teaching of all your homeschool questions and leave you more tidbits of information than a single blog post. Here are some that will improve your homeschool experience. 

 

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise

This is one of the most well-known books on homeschooling. It provides detailed steps on how to give your child a comprehensive education from home. Every grade from preschool through high school is covered. Your child will learn how to be curious, well-rounded, and how to think for themself. This book is the best place to start for all homeschool parents. 

 

The Well-Adjusted Child: The Social Benefits of Homeschooling by Rachel Gathercole 

One of the biggest concerns that homeschooling naysayers have about this alternative learning method is that their children won’t become as well-socialized as they could if they attended public school. Whether you’re concerned about that issue or want a more confident argument to defend your decision, this book is packed with compelling evidence that makes it clear your child will not have any issues around socializing if they’re homeschooled. 

 

Homeschooling: What to Do When You Want to Quit by Jimmie Lanley and Amy Stults

Whether you just started homeschooling or have been doing it for years, every parent will feel discouraged at some point in time. When that happens to you, turn to this book. You’ll find comfort in knowing most of your frustrations are felt by everyone. You’ll also find helpful advice to tackle bad days, feelings of inadequacy, and hopelessness. 

 

Since 2004, Global Student Network has been a leader in providing innovative online curriculum to homeschooling families and partnering schools throughout the world.  GSN offers a wide range of online curriculum options.  We have over 2000 course offerings including Honors, AP®, World Languages, and Career and Technical Education courses.  Our program has been used by homeschool families as well as public, private, and charter schools, both nationally and internationally.  Learn more about or try a demo of GSN’s curriculum here: https://globalstudentnetwork.com/curriculum

 

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