Homeschooling can give children an amazing education - and families an amazing life.
But it can be REALLY overwhelming when trying to work out just how, exactly, you're meant to pull off this impressive homeschool ideal. You know it probably won't look much like school - but just what are you meant to do instead?
Does this sound familiar?
You’re overwhelmed with information - Suddenly, you’re in a whole new world where people talk about deschooling, autonomous learning, and someone called Charlotte Mason. They may as well be speaking Russian for all the sense it makes to you.
You're frustrated by conflicting information - You ask for help online, but again, you’re swamped with dozens of opinions. They all contradict each other, so how on earth do you tell who’s right?
You hesitate to buy resources - There’s so much available, how on earth can you choose? Plus, you don’t have unlimited funds, and some of that stuff is expensive-you need to know you’ll get your money’s worth
You wonder how you’ll all get along - All of us, together, all the time? And I have to TEACH them?
Everyone has an opinion - your mum, the media, the mailman - they all seem to be convinced you’ll ruin your children / family / society. You’re pretty sure homeschooling is the best option, but all that criticism is hard to deal with………
You try to copy school, but it's a disaster - you're bored, your kids rebel, and you think that you'll never be able to manage educating your children.
And to top it all off it’s pretty scary knowing that it all rests with you - there’s no teacher or school to shift the blame to if it all falls apart.
Does any/all of that sound too familiar? You don’t have to raise your hand, we’re homeschoolers here - we’re allowed to speak up.
Is it any wonder that you’re thinking that homeschooling is a lot more complicated than it should be, and wondering ‘Where on earth do I START?’
So, what is Zero to Homeschool?
Zero to Homeschool is a comprehensive online program designed to get you homeschooling successfully. Each week we tackle a different area of your homeschool + life. Each week there's readings, videos and other resources that help you learn about an area, work out what you REALLY want to do about it
Learning what you need to do can be easier than actually doing it. But Zero to Homeschool makes it easy to do it! Each week contains tasks and challenges where you'll implement what you've learned. You'll slowly but surely make meaningful changes that improve your homeschool immediately, and that over time will lead you to the homeschooling outcomes you want (and Zero to Homeschool will even show you how to define those outcomes!).
Plus, there's a private Facebook community where we'll all work at keeping each other accountable, brainstorming solutions to problems, and celebrating successes. I'm active at least once a day, five days a week, to help you out and cheer you on. Finally, you'll ALWAYS have access to the course and the group. You can revisit either any time you feel you need to make improvements, change your approach, or simply ask a friendly and knowledgeable group of people for some quick tips.
Zero to Homeschool is right for you if you're new to homeschooling, and want to start on the right foot. You don't want to spend endless hours using trial and error and random information to find out what suits you, you just want to cut the overwhelm and get straight to the good stuff.
It will also suit you if you're already homeschooling, but you feel that it's not working. You and your children are bored, they're rebelling, and you know there must be a better way to do this - but you're not quite sure what it is.
Who is Zero to Homeschool NOT for?
Zero to Homeschool is probably NOT right for you if you're happy with your homeschool. Well done, and carry on!
Also, if you really like the idea of complete curriculums, strict schedules, and a school-like homeschool, it won't be for you. We go beyond the limitations of school to craft a true, holistic education.
When does the course start and finish?
Zero to Homeschool is entirely self-paced. You can start as soon as you register and work through it at your own speed. But it never actually finishes. See below!
How long do I have access to the course?
Forever! After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as it's available . You can revisit it whenever you need to shake up your homeschool. This includes the private Facebook group, where you'll always be welcome to ask questions and participate. PLUS you'll also have full access to all future upgrades and updates, plus workshops and other bonuses. Zero to Homeschool is only going to get more comprehensive (and expensive), so now is a great time to jump in.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
Hopefully, that isn't a possibility! However, I'm so confident that you'll love Zero to Homeschool that if you're not happy with it I'll give you a no-questions-asked, 100% refund if you contact me in the first 14 days. You can't lose.
Is this course aimed at a particular age group?
No. The framework and methods taught and used can be used for any age child, and for families with children of many different ages. We drill down to the core requirements for success, and build on them.
Will you help me write a plan for legal approval to homeschool?
As Zero to Homeschool is offered worldwide, and every country and state seems to have different regulations and requirements, it’s impossible to design a framework which will gain everyone registration. However, the plan and activities you develop will form a great core to any application. I suggest that if you need to register you keep a copy of your requirements close at hand, and work through the course with them in mind.
Is Zero to Homeschool presented from a religious viewpoint?
No, the course itself is totally secular. You’ll be designing and implementing your own personalised homeschool, and religious beliefs are an individual part of that. However, Zero to Homeschool will allow you to incorporate your beliefs in the way you prefer. If you want to include Bible study in your morning routine, or if you want to spend Ramadan focusing on charity and contemplation, you'll learn the tools you need to work that into your routine.
Welcome! I'm Kelly, I love homeschooling, and I want to help you to love it too.
I'm passionate about helping you to craft your ultimate homeschool.
One that is fun and interesting, that gets the whole family excited about education.
One that supports deep, context-based learning and creates the habits and skills necessary for lifelong self-directed education.
One that strengthens family bonds and leaves you all feeling totally in love with each other.