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Looks like we are going to have to leave our school. Tuition is going up AGAIN. We just can't take it.<br><br>
Anyhow, I'm trying to figure out what my options are and I'm scared to death. I'm not very confident, have no clue what homeschooling entails and I'm just really afraid of failing my children. I'm just as afraid of public school <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<br><br>
That said......<br><br>
If you wouldn't mind sharing what your day looks like, what curriculum you use, the ages of your children, how many you have, how teaching children of different ages works, etc. Anything.<br><br>
Thanks!<br><br>
~Paige
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Looks like we are going to have to leave our school. Tuition is going up AGAIN. We just can't take it.<br><br>
Anyhow, I'm trying to figure out what my options are and I'm scared to death. I'm not very confident, have no clue what homeschooling entails and I'm just really afraid of failing my children. I'm just as afraid of public school <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<br><br>
That said......<br><br>
If you wouldn't mind sharing what your day looks like, what curriculum you use, the ages of your children, how many you have, how teaching children of different ages works, etc. Anything.<br><br>
Thanks!<br><br>
~Paige</div>
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I have "looked" at a few things but don't even know where to begin. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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<span>Paige, you don't say how old your children are, but I can assure you that it can easily work out just fine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> - better than you probably imagine. I've often thought that it was actually for the best that our school plans didn't turn out the way we'd hoped - because we might never have discovered homeschooling if they had.<br><br>
My child went to two years of Waldorf kindergarten, then to a small alternative school for 1st grade, and then we homeschooled. I started off with some Waldorf methods, but that changed pretty soon as I saw him learning much faster and easier in his own ways than I'd realized children could without being led. It sounds as if you're looking more toward Waldorf as a whole lifestyle than I was, though. I'll just paste a few links here that I have saved in my bookmarks, but there's a really rich thread that a number of Waldorf-oriented parents here started here not long ago, and I'm sure someone will toss you a link to that.<br><br>
If you children are still little, here are some Waldorf-like alphabet books that might come in handy: <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showpost.php?p=9016778&postcount=12" target="_blank">alphabet books</a>. I sure wish I'd had access to something like those when I was getting my son started in reading.<br><br>
This MDC thread, <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=784223" target="_blank">Waldorf & Unschooling</a>, has some interesting discussion and links.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Lillian</span>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have "looked" at a few things but don't even know where to begin. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:</div>
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<span>Ah! Okay - well, here's a pretty important thing for <i>anyone</i> to consider for beginning:<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=417993" target="_blank">Decompression/deschooling</a>. And while you're doing that, you have plenty of time to investigate all the options around.<br><br>
And here's a post where I put together links to a few helpful resources for simplifying the <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showpost.php?p=9329569&postcount=4" target="_blank">getting started</a> process. And here's a thread you should check out - it has to do with <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=794584" target="_blank">Enki and Waldorf</a>.<br><br>
- Lillian<br><br></span>
 

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<span>Here's an <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=760992" target="_blank">October Waldorf Homeschooling Support Thread</a> - lot of good tips and links - but it still isn't the one I referred to earlier. - Lillian</span>
 

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<span>Here's another one - and still not the one I was thinking of:<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=774202" target="_blank">Holistic Eclectic...</a><br><br>
Do not allow yourself to give in to overwhelm though - absolutely no reason to... Try to think of Overwhelm as a monster that you simply will not allow into your space. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">.<br><br></span>
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: to everything Lillian J posted.<br><br>
Though it might seem scary at first, I would say don't skimp on the decompression/deschooling time. My kids have never been to school, but I know several families who brought their kids home from WS. From the outside looking in, it seemed like those who were happiest and felt most successful with the change were those who decompressed/deschooled, i.e. took plenty of time to enjoy each other as a family together before jumping into activities/"school".
 

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<span>And here's another helpful one - <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=470689" target="_blank">Integrating Waldorf, Unschooling, Enki</a> - still not the one I'm thinking of... - Lillian</span>
 

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<span><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Okay, I'm on a quest, darn it - determined to find that thread - and I came across this one you'd probably enjoy: <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=742574" target="_blank">Sept. Waldorf Homeschooling Support</a><br><br>
- Lillian</span>
 

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<span>Okay, here's another one: <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=447817" target="_blank">Enki Homeschooling</a> - still not the one I was thinking of, but I thought I'd give it one more shot, and came across that one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Lillian</span>
 
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