The Confident Homeschooler
Houston, we have a solution!
This multifaceted membership community gives you everything you need to build a solid foundation AND your confidence through the years that you homeschool.
Most parents jump straight to selecting curriculum when they decide to homeschool. What they don't realize is that they're starting in the middle of the process – which is why so many families end up wasting precious time, money, and energy on the wrong program and then wondering if maybe homeschooling isn't right for them in the first place.
I created the L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure online course and paired it with a private membership community to coach parents through these ten facets as well as their homeschool launch. Between the course and the community, you can rest assured your first year won't be a jumble of trial and error (and frustration). From staying legal and choosing curriculum to working through the nitty-gritty details of implementation and more, I've got your back and have you covered.
"How do I know if I've thought of everything?" If this question haunts you as you wade through homeschool research, then you need The Confident Homeschooler. This program utilizes three modes of assistance to make sure all the bases are covered and you have access to all the help you need, when you need it:
My unique L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure online course walks you through ten different facets of the homeschool launch to ensure you've thought through everything. This course gives you all the instruction and resources from my $3000 coaching program at just a fraction of the cost.
The membership community provides access to answers and advice while also allowing you to connect with other Confident Homeschooler parents to compare notes and share ideas. Pop in any time to post a question, participate in a Q&A livestream, or share some of your own "been there, done that" advice with other parents who are looking for input. It's like your own homeschooling mastermind! New content is regularly released to the community based on the needs of the members, including bonus modules, downloadable resources, interviews with experts, and more.
One-on-one personal coaching gives you focused, customized assistance at any point along your homeschool journey. Have a thorny issue you need help with? Want feedback on a potential plan of attack? Looking for advice on overhauling a particular aspect of your homeschooling? Schedule a call and we'll tackle it together!
The result? No stone is left unturned, and you build a solid foundation for long-term homeschooling success.
The L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure course is utterly unique and provides convenient, thorough, and effective instruction to help you lay a solid foundation for your own homeschool launch. (Click here to watch a promo video.)
Self-paced – entire course is delivered at once so you can engage on your own schedule
Short, bite-sized videos you can watch as time allows (and transcripts for those who prefer to read instead of watching videos)
24/7/365 access as long as you remain in the Confident Homeschooler Membership Community
Covers all ten aspects of the homeschool launch, including choosing curriculum, finding local and online extracurricular classes and resources, daily implementation, and more
Each module includes multiple coaching videos, a module transcript, action steps, downloadable resources, and links to even more resources if you want them
Course workbook gives you one central place to complete all your action steps and store all your research
Walks you through the foundational decisions you need to make, which greatly diminishes the likelihood of encountering an obstacle that derails your homeschool journey
Thorough instruction means more confidence for you
More confidence for you means a more enjoyable launch for your whole family!
Enrollment is easy! You receive access to the L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure online course, the membership community, and private coaching all for one monthly fee. You receive unlimited access to all three facets of the program for as long as you remain enrolled in monthly billing.
Currently the Confident Homeschooler Membership Community is closed to new members, but we will reopen membership in 2020! To be added to the waitlist, please click here and request that we notify you when enrollment is opened. Want to start homeschooling soon? Check out our blog for guidance, our free group on Facebook, and our VIP Program that can get you started in as little as two weeks!
Access to The Confident Homeschooler Membership Community and all Confident Homeschooler resources and program perks requires a monthly fee. You may cancel at any time, however you will lose access to all aspects of the program, including the L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure online course, ongoing group and private coaching accessed through the membership community, and all other resources provided through the membership. If you choose to re-enroll at a later date, you must do so at the current monthly fee.
The Confident Homeschooler Membership Community is a private group on Facebook. In order to access the group and bonus materials, members must have access to Facebook.
Private coaching is available on a first-come, first serve basis and delivered via Zoom online video conferencing.
The content, perks, user guidelines, and online location of the membership community are subject to change at any time.
How long does it take to go through the online course?
That all depends on how much time you're willing to put into it! There are ten sessions, and each includes multiple short videos for you to watch and action steps to complete. (You can also read a transcript of all the module videos instead of watching them, if you prefer.) The videos range from 3 to about 10 minutes each, and the action steps take anywhere from 10 minutes to a couple hours to complete (if you're willing to put a lot of effort into them). In general, I believe the course would take about a week to complete it you worked on it for an hour or two every day.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts immediately upon enrollment in the Confident Homeschooler Membership Community and ends when you decide to terminate your membership. It is a completely self-paced online course, so you decide when you start and when you finish.
You also have the option of completing the course one module at a time with fellow Confident Homeschooler Membership Community Members. Upon closing enrollment, I offer all the new members the opportunity to go through the course together, with a weekly Q & A to answer questions. This is not a requirement, but is a great way to access accountability and go through the course with others.
How long do I have access to the online course?
You can access the L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure online course as long as you remain a member of the Confident Homeschooler Membership Community.
What if I am unhappy with the course or the Confident Homeschooler program?
If you are unsatisfied with the online course, you can request a full refund through your student dashboard in the first 30 days. This will also terminate your enrollment in/access to all other aspects of the Confident Homeschooler Membership Community program.
What should I expect from the online course?
The L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure online course teaches you everything you need to know to launch your homeschooling adventure with confidence and be set up for long-term homeschooling success. You'll learn a number of processes and discover a number of resources that will allow you to solve the problems you might come across during your homeschool adventure. As you progress through your homeschool journey, you'll be able to return to these processes and resources to tweak, re-style, and/or completely overhaul your approach as your family's needs change.
What does the online course cover?
The program is made up of 10 modules, each divided into multiple lessons (nearly 30 altogether) that systematically walk you through every aspect of the homeschool launch:
Module 1: Introduction (get an overview of the program)
Module 2: The Parent (analyze yourself!)
Module 3: The Child (analyze your child!)
Module 4: State Laws (figure out your requirements)
Module 5: Deschooling (what is it and how to do it)
Module 6: Methodology (what that is and how to make your own)
Module 7: Curriculum (what works for you and how to find it)
Module 8: Archive & Storage (record-keeping and organizing all that new homeschooling stuff)
Module 9: Implementation (how to bring it all together and do it every day)
Module 10: Support (finding your tribe)
What does the online course include?
Thirty bite-sized videos (and transcripts of each), actions steps for each module, nearly 50 downloadable resources, links to outside resources, and a nearly 30-page workbook to hold all your notes, research, and action step work.
Will the online course teach me how to choose curriculum?
Yes, it will! My system teaches you not only how to determine which curriculum will work best for you but also gives you some "starter suggestions" of high-quality curriculum and ideas on how to find it cheap! It will also show you how to find programs that aren't on my list of starter suggestions without ever having to use Google and sort through literally thousands of programs, saving you loads of time, energy, and frustration. Not only that, but you can also ask for further assistance in finding and implementing curriculum through the group and private coaching offered through the Confident Homeschooler Membership Community.
What if I need help going through the online course?
The L.A.U.N.C.H. Your Own Homeschool Adventure online program is part of the Confident Homeschooler Membership Community, which also includes group and one-on-one coaching that you can access whenever you want it.
Will the online course and/or Confident Homeschooler membership community help me regardless of how old my children are?
I recommend reading The "How to Homeschool Preschool" article on my blog, which details how I recommend homeschooling should be handled for children under 7, before deciding whether or not to join the membership community. (The principles apply to kindergarten-aged children as well.) If you choose to engage in more formal schooling before age 7, then I would strongly recommend joining the Confident Homeschooler Membership Community when you begin planning for that formal schooling. If you do not plan to start homeschooling until your child is older, then I recommend joining the membership community three months before you begin, to give yourself time to go through the program and determine things like curriculum, schedules, etc.
Can I start homeschooling before I finish the online course?
Yes! Upon enrolling in the course, you can jump to Module 4: State Laws to help you determine how that should be done and what, if anything, you need to start doing academically once you bring them home for good. From there, you can complete whatever module(s) you need to complete in order to comply with your state's requirements. You can also get general assistance, advice, and feedback on how to bring your child home mid-year through the group and one-on-one coaching aspects of the Confident Homeschooler Membership Community.
Will the onlne course and/or Confident Homeschooler Membership Community help me if I'm already homeschooling?
YES! Being a member in the community gives you the convenience and assurance of having a homeschool coach in your back pocket. If you dove into homeschooling without much research and have been floundering ever since, then the online course will get you on the right path. If you have homeschooled for a while but find yourself faced with obstacles that are making homeschooling difficult, the coaching can help you navigate those new problems. Feeling overwhelmed at the idea of teaching your child to read, dealing with a child’s special needs, or tackling high school planning? The membership gives you access to everything you need to work through these issues.
What if I'm unsure if the course is right for me?
If you’re unsure if the Confident Homeschooler Membership Community would work for your situation, please drop me a line with your questions and I’d be happy to answer them!
What if something is "broken" in the course?
The course is housed on the Teachable platform, and they will be able to address any technical issues with the interface not working as it should. If you encounter any issues with the content I have put into the course (like broken links, downloads that seem to be missing pages, etc.) you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will fix the issue ASAP.
What equipment/tools do I need to participate in the Confident Homeschooler Membership Community?
In order to complete the online course, you'll need a device or computer on which you can view the course videos (or read the video transcripts), download the resources, navigate to websites via live links, and a printer if you want to print out the workbook so you can physically work through it (or a PDF viewing program that would allow you to annotate on the PDF). In order to participate in the group coaching aspect of the Confident Homeschooler program, you will need a Facebook account. In order to access private coaching, you need a computer with internet access and a browser that is compatible with Zoom.