I’m getting prepared to start homeschooling my just turned-5 year old. Right now he attends a Montessori preschool one morning a week. He hates it.
He has been trying to convince me for months that he is ready to be homeschooled. I think I’m finally ready to let him make that choice for himself.
But I need to prepare. I don’t know what I’m doing, all over again.
I experienced this when I started homeschooling my now 7 year old a year ago. All the old questions and insecurities came rushing back…
“Where do I start?”
“What’s his learning style? How will I know what works?”
“What curriculum should I use? What if we dislike it or it doesn’t work?”
“What if we don’t get along or I can’t do this?”
…on top of that, my 5 year old is very gifted.
The intensity of the his questions and already acquired knowledge floors me, everyday. It is exhausting keeping up with his questions, many of which I don’t even know how to begin to answer.
A good friend reminded me that I don’t need all the answers, I simply need to teach him how to find the answers he seeks.
So I’m holding on to that thought– I am a facilitator, and it is okay to say, “I don’t know, but let’s find out, together.”