Homeschooling can be a difficult decision for many families. A lot of thought and consideration goes into this decision. For many, curriculum in a box or piecing together textbooks seem to be the best solution for their family. However, for some families, a Charlotte Mason way of education appeals to them, but they lack the confidence to take that leap of faith and homeschool the Charlotte Mason Way.
How to Find the Confidence to Homeschool the Charlotte Mason Way
You have heard the saying, ‘knowledge is power'. This is so true when working to build your confidence in something new but important to you.
I would recommend a few things to learning more about the Charlotte Mason education:
- Read the Original Series written by Charlotte Mason
- If that seems too much of a task to you, start with A Charlotte Mason's Companion by Karen Andreola
- Read about how I implemented this way of educating my own children from preschool through high school in my ebook The Charlotte Mason Way Explained
- Check out my “How to Teach” series, which breaks up how to teach different age groups the Charlotte Mason way.
Getting face to face support is always the kind that I would recommend anyone lacking confidence. However, it is difficult finding others within your area that are homeschooling the Charlotte Mason way. Don't dispair!
I would love to invite you to join The Charlotte Mason Way Facebook group for the support you need and get that confidence with others within that group.
Consult with Someone
Getting advice from someone who has already walked where you are walking is a great way to find confidence in the choices you make in homeschooling your children.
Keep Learning of New Ways to Her Old Method
The last thing that I would recommend is to keep learning of new ways to implement Charlotte Mason's methods. Pinterest is a great way to do that. I invite you to follow me on Pinterest, because I'm pinning things that keep my homeschooling journey fun and exciting, while staying true to the methods that we love the most!
The best way to build your confidence is to continue your education on the Charlotte Mason way!