With the metal detectors, bomb threats, and gang violence threatening some of our schools, it is no wonder that more people are deciding to homeschool their children. Laws are even becoming more supportive of parents who decide to teach their children at home. However, one reason more parents are afraid to homeschool their children is because they do not know about the many homeschool resources that are out there to help them.
In general, there are a lot of educational resources on the internet. At the same time, there are educational websites devoted entirely to homeschool resources. These web sites have information on every area of interest to the homeschool parent. These homeschool resources include activites, lessons, supplies and information. However, they also offer other areas of interest including parenting advice and work at home jobs.
Churches are another great place for homeschool resources. Many churches favor parents who homeschool their children. As such, they may provide support groups, field trips and outings. Other homeschool resources they provide may include learning styles, lesson planning, and teaching tips. One way to find information is to contact your local churches and find out who is the leader of their homeschool ministry.
Magazines also contain useful resources for parents who have decided to homeschool their children. Homeschooling Magazine, Home Education Magazine, and Classical Homeschooling magazine are just a few of the magazines available with valuable information for homeschooling parents.
Deciding to teach your children at home is a personal decision. It should be based on what is best for you and your child. You shouldn’t; however, make a decision not to homeschool based on your fear of not having the resources. Instead base your decision on the social, mental, and physical needs of your children because you can find homeschool resources in a number of places.