If I stayed up all night every night, I still could never read all of the material that’s out there for new homeschoolers. Here are some of the resources that are helping me feel a little less overwhelmed.
- The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Homeschooling by Brad Miser: A nice primer for the novice.
- The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise: It’s considered the ultimate guide to classical homeschooling, but it could be a good source of curriculum ideas even for those who are going a different route.
- Homeschool Your Child for Free by LauraMaery Gold and Joan Zielinski: What the title says.
- Real-Life Homeschooling by Rhonda Barfield: Each chapter focused on a family who talked about their reason for homeschooling, their methods and a typical day in their lives. The families ran the gamut for size and location and homeschooling philosophies.
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain: Not a homeschooling book, but it helped me understand one of the reasons regular school isn’t the best fit for my kid.
Websites, forums and blogs
- The Secular Homeschool Community
- The Well-Trained Mind Community
- Simple Homeschool
- Homeschooling Freethinkers
- The Homeschool Classroom
I also have also passed many hours browsing Pinterest and various Yahoo! Groups.