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Elevating Motherhood

130 EpisodesProduced by Lori Beth AuldridgeWebsite

A weekly podcast covering a variety of topics about modern motherhood including parenting, homeschool, health, pregnancy, birth, self-care, community, friendship, and more! Recorded on the island of Maui with your host Lori Beth Auldridge, M.A., M.F.A.


091. Is Homeschool the Best Choice for Your Family Right Now?

If you tuned into this podcast, I’m giving you a big hug. You’re probably here because you’re ready for change…maybe you or your kids have been struggling with virtual learning options…or you just need to know what your options are.

Or you might know friends who are struggling and talking about homeschool or wanting to know more about it and you wanted to check it out as a resource for them.

Or maybe you’re a teacher who is wondering what they heck this woman is going to talk about. Well, I’m not going to dis teachers or schools. They have been tasked with the impossible this year. We all have. I’m not going to dis parents either if virtual learning isn’t the right fit. This will be a space for support and options. Whatever your “why” for tuning in, I’m glad you’re here.

My intention for this show is to let parents know that there ARE options—and that homeschool is a legal, viable, freeing option for many families. Even if you have never homeschooled before.

I’m shocked at the number of parents who tell me that they didn’t know homeschool was even an option—that they felt like they “had to” do the virtual route this year. But it’s just not true. Homeschool is a valid, legal option in all 50 states (you can look up your state’s homeschool laws at …HSLDA stands for Homeschool Legal Defense Association). That’s one place to start.

BUT I know from teaching classes to new homeschoolers and being a new homeschooler myself once upon a time that it is very overwhelming to jump into homeschool. Most people don’t dive into homeschool feeling confident, like it’s no big deal, or have a ton of experience they bring to the table on day one.

Before most parents can even think about getting started, they have to work through some hang-ups or notions that are in their head or heart. I want to go over a few of those with you and speak some insight and wisdom into those legitimate concerns.

7 Common Concerns About Homeschooling: 

Concern #1: “I don’t have the patience to homeschool my kids.”

Concern #2: “I don’t want my kids to fall behind.”

Concern #3: “I don’t know what I’m doing.”

Concern #4: “My child won’t listen to me on a regular day, how will they listen to me when I’m their teacher?”

Concern #5: “I can’t work from home and homeschool my kids.”

Concern #6: “I can’t teach math, I’m no good at it.”

Concern #7: “I can’t just stop in the middle of the year and start homeschooling.”

Answers, links, & resources are all available in the FULL SHOW NOTES at: WWW.ELEVATINGMOTHERHOOD.COM

More info can also be found at: WWW.HOMESCHOOLEXPLAINED.COM 

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