When you plan your homeschool within a framework of child-led learning, it does not mean you necessarily need to hand over full rein to your students. Instead, it establishes a sense of cooperation from the beginning and encourages discussion before making any set plans.
Wondering how to create a realistic routine for homeschooling? Worrying your kids might not be doing enough academic work? Looking for reassurance that you will find your groove and it won’t always be this hard?
One reason I share our ideas and book lists and curriculum choices each year is to illustrate the fluidity of homeschooling. I will undoubtedly be writing a follow-up post in a few months detailing our successes and failures and changes we made midstream. This is not a flaw of homeschooling, but a feature.
Let me assure you that planning the homeschool year is not as daunting as it sounds. Yes, it can be a lot of work, and research will be involved. However, if you have a strong commitment to helping your students—and even minimal organizational skills—it will be easier than you think.