How wonderful that you are becoming clear on what you want for your sweet boy. Our suggestion is going to be much the same as I said to you last time: Take all this to your LISTENING PARTNER. I know – we sound like a broken record. (:
Hand in Hand doesn’t take any position on homeschooling. Nor is this the forum to get specific homeschooling advice. I know that there are many homeschooling parents who also practice the Hand in Hand approach. Perhaps there are parents who can contact you off-loop.
I will say that there are as many different ways to homeschool as there are homeschooling families, and that the resources vary from country to region to city. Resources are different depending upon where you live. Often there are homeschooling organizations, groups and communities that use Yahoo, Facebook and Meetup to connect and plan activities. Looking for those groups in your area would be the place to start.
Hand in Hand and this community is here to support you in doing this the way that is best for YOUR family. We trust your wisdom and intuition and know that YOU will figure it out.
Perhaps there are parents here who can share how they have used the Hand in Hand Tools to support their homeschooling – Special Time, Setting Limits, Staylistening and Playlistening. As for specific homeschooling ideas, we are going to ask you to connect with parents outside of this discussion group. We’ll stick to talking about the TOOLS here.
Just out of curiosity, I did a search on our website for “homeschooling” to see if any parents have any anecdotes. Several Instructors popped up as homeschooling parents. If you’d like specific input, you might consider contacting one of those Instructors for a Private Consultation. http://www.handinhandparenting.org/?s=homeschool
Let us know if you’d like some support in finding some Listening Partners. I did homeschool my son for 5 years – 1st-5th grade – until he decided he wanted to go to school, and it was regular Listening Time that helped me maintain clarity, patience and playfulness through those years.
You got this, good Mama!
Peace & Smiles,
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