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"I am considering home-schooling,
but I'm still not sure. How do I decide?"

First of all, sit back, take a deep breath and relax. This is a big decision that does not have to be made overnight. You also do not have to decide every detail in the beginning. Just making the decision of whether or not to start homeschooling is the important thing. The details can be worked out as you go along.

Educate yourself on homeschooling methods and options. Most public libraries have several books on the topic. There is also a wealth of information available about homeschooling on the internet.

Get in touch with other homeschooling families, either on-line or in person.

Discover how homeschooling fits into the lives of other families. (See the back of this brochure for ways to contact other homeschoolers.)

Discuss the possibility of homeschooling with your family. Include your children if they are old enough. Make this important decision together. Homeschooling is very flexible. It works in a variety of family situations. There are single-parent, two-parent, single-income and dual-income families who homeschool.

Homeschoolers learn at any time of day. Some use a curriculum, others don't. There is no one "right" way to homeschool. If you do decide to homeschool, do what works for your family.

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