Step #3: Get Connected

It is not wise to embark on this journey alone. The support of other families is vital to your homeschooling efforts not only for support and encouragement, but also for the sharing of ideas and information. Find and join an established support group. Seek out like-minded families in your church. Team up with a close friend who is also teaching his or her children at home. Subscribe to home education magazines and on-line newsletters. Get your name on mailing lists of curriculum and resource providers to keep current on the new materials available. Whichever method you choose, it is worth your effort to reach out and get connected. (See Support Groups to find other families in your area.)