Suki Wessling discusses initial concerns parents of gifted students often have when making the shift to homeschooling. The frequent concern of socialization is addressed. Many families have been concerned about this issue and almost all of them have found a way to address it in their homeschool life. Remember that it’s school that separates your child from general society; homeschooling can be done in your community so that your child gets better quality, more varied, and healthier interactions with people than in school. For the education aspect, a lot of beginning to homeschool is learning what works and what does not. If you do want to use curriculum, try free things first. The biggest waste of money most new homeschoolers report is buying a year’s worth of curriculum that seemed "perfect."
Parent self-care is of monumental importance. Parents need to remember that if they are miserable, their misery will spread and infect homeschooling. Even single parents can find ways to get the support they need in order to take time for themselves, to pursue hobbies or work, and to get relaxation and exercise. New homeschooling parents will be well-served to join a homeschool support group in their community or online.
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