The Courageous Homeschooling Handbook:
Part One:
Starting Out

Starting homeschooling is probably the scariest thing you'll ever do!

The Courageous Homeschooling Handbook shows you how to overcome your fears and proves that homeschooling is the best decision you've ever made.

Courageous Homeschooling Handbook

With my own homeschool son going to Oxford University I have brought together the collective wisdom of over 100 families to give you the benefit of different perspectives and experiences.

This Handbook proves you CAN do this and homeschooling gives your child the BEST start in life.

Help, Support And Encouragement

One of the worst things about deciding to homeschool is the responsibility.

  • Can I cope? 
  • Will my child miss out by not going to school? 
  • What about friends?

Don't worry, we've all been there and we know how lonely it can feel  trying to shoulder the burden of taking your child's future into your own hands.

You will find the answers to these cries from the heart from real-life Moms inside the Courageous Homeschooling Handbook. 

You will be inspired to read the reassuring answers which prove that we've all been there, we know exactly what you mean - but actually it's all going to work out just fine.

In fact, homeschooling is going to be the most fulfilling thing you've ever done.

The Courageous Homeschooling Handbook Part One

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Homeschooling Encouragement

When you're starting out, homeschooling can feel like a leap in the dark - and one that most of your friends and many of your relatives are almost certainly pretty dubious about.

After all, everyone sends their children to school; why should you risk everything on a gamble where the responsibility is all down to you?

What if you mess up your child's future?

"I think we all get wobbly moments from time to time. There are so many things in life that can make us feel under pressure or doubting ourselves.

That's why the Courageous Homeschooling group is so helpful as the amazing parents here share different ideas and perspectives, and caring support, and it puts us back on track.” ~ Brigid

The Handbook gives you the evidence you need that homeschooling works.

My own homeschool son is at Oxford University and the Handbook starts by showing you why homeschooling is the best decision you can make by sharing stories of the wonderful transformation families have seen in their children and themselves.

We all homeschool differently and the way you choose to do so will be unique to your family but we all have one thing in common - the desire to do the BEST we can for our children.

The Courageous Homeschooling Handbook

"Thank you so much for taking the time to try and help terrified parents, like me, feel more confident that we made the right choice.”

~ Buddy and Kathy, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group

The Best Guide To Starting Homeschooling

When you are starting homeschooling it's easy to make mistakes!

Especially as you're worried about doing it 'right' and ticking all the boxes when it comes to learning.

So it is a great relief to hear from other homeschoolers that they also struggled at the beginning.

The Courageous Homeschooling Handbook makes starting homeschool much easier and less scary by sharing top tips from over 100 families so you can see what others learned and reassure yourself that things will work out.

“Relax.  Don't compare.  Not to public school, not to other homeschool families... Do what works for you and your children.  That's the beauty of homeschooling.

I promise, even when you think you're doing it all wrong, or not doing enough, you will see your children growing and learning.  It's amazing.”  ~ Jennifer

The Courageous Homeschooling Handbook Part One: Starting Out

The Handbook also touches on what to do if your child won't do any school work so you can avoid the biggest hurdle when it comes to making a successful homeschool.

If you want more help on how to motivate your children, my first highly recommended book Homeschool Secrets of Success gives an indispensable guide to how to avoid battles with the kids so that you create a happy and enthusiastic home where learning stays fun.

The Courageous Homeschooling Handbook

Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway

The Courageous Homeschooling Handbook will help you overcome the biggest hurdle to starting homeschooling - fear.

The Handbook gives you a glimpse into a real homeschool day so you can get an insight into how different (and exciting!) your life will become once you have taken your child out of school.

You will find answers to the biggest worries that all homeschoolers face as Moms share their fears of their child not finding friends.

“What makes people think that public school is the only place for a child to learn social skills, or that it's the best place for it?

I do not want my children shaped by that environment.  I'm raising strong, independent, creative individuals with healthy self esteem and good morals.  They have wonderful social skills, too.  They're friendly and warm, and can hold mature intelligent conversations with anyone. A confidence I believe that has been fostered by being schooled at home, where no one tells them they aren't good enough because of how they look, or dress, or makes fun of them because they're different.”  ~ Jennifer

You will find chapters covering all the main doubts and concerns we face:

  • Am I doing enough?  Am I doing it right?
  • Too many subjects to teach
  • Being judged by others

You'll even get handy tips on how to break the news to your partner that you're now determined to start teaching your children at home!

The Courageous Homeschooling Handbook gives you a treasure chest of inspiration to dip into whenever you need help, encouragement and support.

The Courageous Homeschooling Handbook

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"Can’t wait to get my copy!  This book is full of real life wisdom and quotes." ~ Lisa

"Excited." ~ Lely

"I can't wait!" ~ Dawn

PS Thanks so much to the members of my Courageous Homeschooling Facebook support group for letting me share your words which will bring strength and comfort to so many.

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