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Best Websites for Homeschooling Support

Updated on February 24, 2015

Whether you are a first time homeschooler or a veteran at homeschooling, there are some websites that provide a great deal of information and support to parents. Here you will find ten websites that are packed full of information to utilize to help you better homeschool your child.

Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSDLA)

Before homeschooling, it is wise to check the laws in your state. HSLDA provides free information to keep you up to date on laws and issues going on in each state. HSLDA also provides legal assistance and more to its members. In fact, HSLDA pays in full all attorney fees, expert witness fees, court transcript cost, travel expenses, and all other court costs permissible by state law. The membership costs vary depending upon the plan you choose. Standard membership is $115 a year, $230 for 2 years, $500 for five years. Payment plans are available for $10 a month. There is a lifetime membership option as well. A lifetime membership cost $1000. Be sure to check out HSLDA's website for more information.

A to Z Home's Cool

The A to Z Home's Cool website is probably the most popular website for parents to go to. There is an unlimited wealth of information about homeschooling. From beginning homeschoolers to seasoned veterans, this website has practically everything you need to know to get start and stay informed. From articles to laws and curriculum resources to magazines and support groups, you have everything you need to know about the tips and tricks to homeschooling.

The Homeschool Mom

The Homeschool Mom website has a variety of information for homeschooling parents. There is a section specifically for those new to homeschooling filled with information on what you need to know to get started. You will also find a section with ways to become organized and stay organized. There are a variety of helpful articles as well as useful tips throughout this entire website.

The Homeschool World

This website has a few different features. For one, Homeschool World has a forum that you can communicate with other homeschooling parents to ask and answer questions. Next they have an online catalog filled with a variety of books to aid in your homeschooling practices. You will find a link here to order a trial issue of Practical Homeschooling Magazine along with subscription information. Another great feature at this website is the list of homeschool events and a list of support groups worldwide.

Homeschool Incorporated

Homeschool Incorporated is a great place to go to track lesson plans, grades, attendance, and more. You are able to set the kids up an account so they can log in and see their personalized lessons, see your notes to them and allow them to leave you notes. There's even a community and forums that have over 40,000 homeschooling families you can chat with, relate to, and get advice. You will also find curriculum resources, legal information, reviews and so much more.

Homeschool.com

There are a variety of resource guides and articles listed at Homeschool.com. They have information for those that are new to homeschooling to those that have been homeschooling for years. You will also find tips of the week and an online magazine designed specifically for homeschooling.

Homeschool Spot

Homeschool Spot is a discussion forum where other homeschooling parents can go to get information, support, and ask questions. It has sections for homeschooling issues, homeschooling in the news, Christian issues, house and home, and a list of websites.

Homeschool Central

At Homeschool Central you will find a wide range of resources at your fingertips. It has everything from curriculum to working from home. You will also find advice for those just starting off and those that have been homeschooling for years.

Lesson Plan Search

The Lesson Plan Search website is simple, but gives you many ideas to include in your lesson plans. It is packed with activities in a wide range of subjects for Pre-K to 12th grade. It even has links to create your own worksheets and ideas for a bulletin board.

Lesson Plan Central

Lesson Plan Central is another good website to get ideas to include in your lesson plan. It has interactive lessons and activities, as well as a variety of links to strengthen your child's learning process. You will also find worksheets to help reinforce what your child has learned.

As you can see, there are websites out there pack full of useful information when it comes to homeschooling. Everyone approaches homeschooling differently, but there is support out there no matter what methods you choose. Hopefully, this will get you on the right track to a rewarding homeschool experience for both you and your child.

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    • LindaSarhan profile imageAUTHOR

      L Sarhan 

      3 years ago

      I have been homeschooling across 3 states since 1999. When we moved to another state I wanted to give the public school system a go. In a parent/teacher conference the teacher fussed at me because my child already knew long division, which apparently the school system wouldn't cover until the following year. Mind you, I was reprimanded being told that I did a disservice to my child. I took him out a couple of months later. lol

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I taught in schools for eighteen years and I'm all for home schooling. :) That should tell you what I think of the school systems.

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