Transitioning from Public or Private School

Even if your children have never attended a public or private school, chances are that's how you were educated. So you'll need to spend a little time unlearning and stepping out of the institutional education box. As you do more reading and research into homeschooling, you will begin to escape the “school” mindset and see the wonderful possibilities of taking charge of your children's learning.

If your children have been in public or private school, you may all need some time away from structured learning to “deschool.” Deschooling is a period of exploring interests and enjoying time together. This time will help you and your children to find answers to all of the questions you've just read about. It's often recommended that children spend a month deschooling for every year they've spent in school. Use the resources below to learn some more about this useful practice.

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