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The FREE Confident Homeschooler Short Course

Research-based ideas
to help kids thrive

The

Confident Homeschooler

Short Course

If you're trying to decide whether homeschooling can work for your family but you don't have all the information you need, this course will help.  You will:

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Get research-based information on what homeschooling is really like
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Consider the benefits (and drawbacks!) for your unique family
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Feel confident that you're making the best choice for your child

For parents of preschool, kindergarten and elementary school-aged children

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Brought to you by Jen Lumanlan (M.S., M.Ed.) of the Your Parenting Mojo podcast

The

Confident Homeschooler

Short Course

If you're trying to decide whether homeschooling can work for your family but you don't have all the information you need, this course will help.  You will:

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Get research-based information on what homeschooling is really like
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Consider the benefits (and drawbacks!) for your unique family
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Feel confident that you're making the best choice for your child

For parents of preschool, kindergarten and elementary school-aged children

Brought to you by Jen Lumanlan (M.S., M.Ed.) of the Your Parenting Mojo podcast

With vaccinations not yet available for all children and ongoing debate about mask mandates, many parents are very concerned about how school districts are handling the upcoming school year.
How is this going to work for your child? One thing's for certain: it has got to be better than Zoom-School.
Even families who always assumed their children would attend school are now seriously considering homeschooling for at least the short term.
Questions that might be going through your mind:
Do I know enough to be able to teach my child?
I spent most of last year fighting to get my child to do school work - how can we possibly homeschool?
How will we find time to homeschool when I need to work as well?
How do I choose a curriculum (and do we even need one)?
Will my child keep up with grade-level work?
Questions that might be going through your mind:
Do I know enough to be able to teach my child?
I spent most of last year fighting to get my child to do school work - how can we possibly homeschool?
How will we find time to homeschool when I need to work as well?
How do I choose a curriculum (and do we even need one)?
Will my child keep up with grade-level work?
Let me hold your hand as you figure out how this homeschooling thing is going to work.
Homeschooling is possible. Homeschooling is feasible.
Homeschooling doesn't have to be a forever decision.
But it might be the right fit for your family right now.
Let me hold your hand as you figure out how this homeschooling thing is going to work.
Homeschooling is possible. Homeschooling is feasible.
Homeschooling doesn't have to be a forever decision.
But it might be the right fit for your family right now.

Homeschooling doesn't have to be hard - for you, or for your child

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And making the decision to homeschool doesn't have to be difficult either

Hi, I’m Jen (and that’s Carys)

After my daughter was born I was frustrated by the publicly available information on parenting and child development, which lurched from one clickbait headline to the next.  I got a Master's in Psychology (focused on Child Development), and started the Your Parenting Mojo podcast to share that learning with others.

Then when I started thinking about school, I decided I needed another Master's - in Education this time.  I wrote my thesis on what motivates children to learn.

By now I've produced 150+ podcast episodes (receiving a million+ downloads), 50+ expert interviews, read 4,000+ peer reviewed journal articles, and I'm also a homeschooling parent.

I had the benefit of time to make this decision - time to read; time to discuss; time to think.  I created this course so you can skip all the hard work and quickly understand what's going to work for your family.

Whether you're thinking of homeschooling for a few months until schools fully reopen, or you're considering it for the long haul, I can help.

Hi, I’m Jen (and that’s Carys)

After my daughter was born I was frustrated by the publicly available information on parenting and child development, which lurched from one clickbait headline to the next.  I got a Master's in Psychology (focused on Child Development), and started the Your Parenting Mojo podcast to share that learning with others.

Then when I started thinking about school, I decided I needed another Master's - in Education this time.  I wrote my thesis on what motivates children to learn.

By now I've produced 150+ podcast episodes (receiving a million+ downloads), 50+ expert interviews, read 4,000+ peer reviewed journal articles, and I'm also a homeschooling parent.

I had the benefit of time to make this decision - time to read; time to discuss; time to think.  I created this course so you can skip all the hard work and quickly understand what's going to work for your family.

Whether you're thinking of homeschooling for a few months until schools fully reopen, or you're considering it for the long haul, I can help.

I'll help you learn:
Whether you need a curriculum and if so, how to choose one
How to use your child's interests to develop their intrinsic love of learning
The social and emotional learning that will enable your child's success when they return to school - as well as the skills to become fulfilled individuals
How to overcome potential problems like working with children of different ages, homeschooling when cultural resources are closed, and the social justice implications of your decision
Ways to assess your child's learning so you can feel confident that they will keep up with academic standards (if you decide that's important to you)
By the end of the course you will:
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Understand the benefits and challenges of homeschooling for your child and your family
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Be able to choose the right curriculum (or no curriculum!) for your child
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Know that you have the skills to support your child's life-long love of learning - even with no training or experience in teaching!
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Have a plan that allows time for your child's learning and your work
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Feel confident, inspired, and excited to start homeschooling!
I'll help
you learn:
Whether you need a curriculum and if so, how to choose one
How to use your child's interests to develop their intrinsic love of learning
The social and emotional learning that will enable your child's success when they return to school - as well as the skills to become fulfilled individuals
How to overcome potential problems like working with children of different ages, homeschooling when cultural resources are closed, and the social justice implications of your decision
Ways to assess your child's learning so you can feel confident that they will keep up with academic standards (if you decide that's important to you)
By the end of the course you will:
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Understand the benefits and challenges of homeschooling for your child and your family
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Be able to choose the right curriculum (or no curriculum!) for your child
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Know that you have the skills to support your child's life-long love of learning - even with no training or experience in teaching!
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Have a plan that allows time for your child's learning and your work
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Feel confident, inspired, and excited to start homeschooling!
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  • "Jen lays out the information in such a clear format. You can go through in order or hop around between topics.  It is robust enough to feel very satisfying to dig in and explore the topic from many angles but concise enough to be doable even for busy working parents.

    And it’s packed with Aha! moments as Jen gently guides me to see a problem from a new angle."
    - Erin C.


  • "Something that throws me off about homeschooling is the thought of balancing teaching, parenting, taking care of the home and working, but this course has definitely taken off the pressure off how much I think I need to achieve in order to successfully homeschool.

    I now know I have everything I need to confidently support my children in their learning journey."

    - Denise S.


  • "Jen thoughtfully distills the essence of what you need to know to start your homeschooling journey. This course covers everything from getting into the right mindset for home education, to better understanding how (or whether!) to use a curriculum, to the importance of social-emotional learning.

    Her expert interviews and real-life-homeschooling accounts round out the course for an incredible breadth of perspectives to help you on your way!"
    - Laura C.


  • "Jen offers evidence-based advice that shifted the learning paradigm for me. When we found ourselves to be suddenly homeschooling the kids and navigating the online platform the school offered, there was a lot of tension in our home.
    With great relief, I can now deeply enjoy this time with my kids and approach education in a more mindful way.  This amazing course aligns with our values and will help us develop a deep love of learning in our kids."
    - Sonia N.


  • "Jen is just always so thorough in her approach. She has managed to answer all of the basic questions and concerns plaguing the new homeschooler, the hesitant homeschooler, and even the seasoned homeschooler - taking us on a path to becoming 'confident homeschoolers.'"
    - Sidra A.


  • "I loved The Confident Homeschooler course. Even though I am not new to homeschooling, I sometimes still succumb to doubts.

    The course has helped me replant myself into what I know to be the right path for my family. I only wish it had been around sooner. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is contemplating homeschooling - it will transform the way you think about learning."


    - Rachel D.


  • I'm blown away by the fact that homeschooling was just a tiny, barely formed idea in my head a week ago, and now my husband and I are ready to dive in and have a transformative year!

    - Sabrin M.

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  • "Jen lays out the information in such a clear format. You can go through in order or hop around between topics.  It is robust enough to feel very satisfying to dig in and explore the topic from many angles but concise enough to be doable even for busy working parents.

    And it’s packed with Aha! moments as Jen gently guides me to see a problem from a new angle."
    - Erin C.


  • "Something that throws me off about homeschooling is the thought of balancing teaching, parenting, taking care of the home and working, but this course has definitely taken off the pressure off how much I think I need to achieve in order to successfully homeschool.

    I now know I have everything I need to confidently support my children in their learning journey."

    - Denise S.


  • "Jen thoughtfully distills the essence of what you need to know to start your homeschooling journey. This course covers everything from getting into the right mindset for home education, to better understanding how (or whether!) to use a curriculum, to the importance of social-emotional learning.

    Her expert interviews and real-life-homeschooling accounts round out the course for an incredible breadth of perspectives to help you on your way!"
    - Laura C.


  • "Jen offers evidence-based advice that shifted the learning paradigm for me. When we found ourselves to be suddenly homeschooling the kids and navigating the online platform the school offered, there was a lot of tension in our home.
    With great relief, I can now deeply enjoy this time with my kids and approach education in a more mindful way.  This amazing course aligns with our values and will help us develop a deep love of learning in our kids."
    - Sonia N.


  • "Jen is just always so thorough in her approach. She has managed to answer all of the basic questions and concerns plaguing the new homeschooler, the hesitant homeschooler, and even the seasoned homeschooler - taking us on a path to becoming 'confident homeschoolers.'"
    - Sidra A.


  • "I loved The Confident Homeschooler course. Even though I am not new to homeschooling, I sometimes still succumb to doubts.

    The course has helped me replant myself into what I know to be the right path for my family. I only wish it had been around sooner. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is contemplating homeschooling - it will transform the way you think about learning."


    - Rachel D.


  • I'm blown away by the fact that homeschooling was just a tiny, barely formed idea in my head a week ago, and now my husband and I are ready to dive in and have a transformative year!

    - Sabrin M.

Together, we can do this!
Together,
we can do this!

What's inside

The Confident Homeschooler

As soon as you sign up, you'll get immediate access to:

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Six modules of short, concise videos to help you understand the key elements of homeschooling, how to choose a curriculum, and how to use your child's interests to develop their life-long love of learning.  Watch them all in an evening!

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Extra resources like a downloadable summary of key social and emotional learning skills, and a swipe file to create a homeschool routine that works for your family

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Bonus: Audio interviews with experts on various aspects of homeschooling including teaching math, choosing curriculum, and how to navigate the early days

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Bonus: Audio interviews with homeschoolers on various stages of the journey, edited so you can listen to just the topics you need: things like what they do all day, how their children are socialized, and the advice they want to pass on to you

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Confidence, clarity, and inspiration to walk the learning path that's right for your child and your family

You could watch the core content in an evening or two, and dig deeper into the expert interviews and homeschooler conversations on  the topics where you need more support...

What's inside

The Confident Homeschooler

As soon as you sign up, you'll get immediate access to:

check_circle

Six modules of short, concise videos to help you understand the key elements of homeschooling, how to choose a curriculum, and how to use your child's interests to develop their life-long love of learning.  Watch them all in an evening!

check_circle

Extra resources like a downloadable summary of key social and emotional learning skills, and a swipe file to create a homeschool routine that works for your family

check_circle

Bonus: Audio interviews with experts on various aspects of homeschooling including teaching math, choosing curriculum, and how to navigate the early days

check_circle

Bonus: Audio interviews with homeschoolers on various stages of the journey, edited so you can listen to just the topics you need: things like what they do all day, how their children are socialized, and the advice they want to pass on to you

check_circle

Confidence, clarity, and inspiration to walk the learning path that's right for your child and your family

You could watch the core content in an evening or two, and dig deeper into the expert interviews and homeschooler conversations on  the topics where you need more support...

Decide whether homeschooling is right
for your child and your family

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Get Started (currently FREE!)

Decide whether homeschooling is right for your child and your family

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What it means to be research-based at
Your Parenting Mojo

Being 'research-based' means using scientific research - but looking outside of it as well to identify its hidden biases.
Questions that parents just like you have asked before saying ‘Yes’ to The Confident Homeschooler

1. I have almost no time. How long is this gonna take? And I need to make a decision, like, yesterday.

I hear you! That’s why I took all the best bits of a much longer course that thousands of parents have taken over the last few years and distilled it so you can watch the core videos or read the transcripts in just an evening or two. But if you need it, there are also interviews with experts as well as conversations with over 20 homeschooling families.

And I’m not just going to toss those 20 interviews over to you and say “Enjoy!” - I edited them so you can hear just the most useful ideas the parents had to say about topics like socialization and what advice they would like to pass on to you, so you can listen in to exactly what you need. (One parent who has already taken the course reached out and told me this approach was “brilliant.”)

2. I don't really think I'm cut out for homeschooling. Will this course help?

Funny thing is - I didn’t think I was either. I had gone through school; that approach was the only way I knew. I couldn’t imagine ‘being a teacher.’

But the awesome thing about homeschooling is that you don’t have to ‘be a teacher’ to do it.

I mean, you can, if you want to. You can pick a curriculum (in the course you’ll hear my interview with the expert who literally wrote the book on how to choose curricula) and I’ll give you some hints on how to get your child to do the work if you decide to take that approach.

But the real beauty of homeschooling comes in ditching the curriculum and following your child’s interests into deep learning that will build on and develop their passions.

3. But how will my child learn to do things they don't want to do if they only ever learn things that interest them?

Parents often wonder whether their child will suddenly refuse to do school work when they go back to school if you use this method of learning. Or if they’ll ever be able to study for a test, or write a paper or do anything they don’t want to do.

And the answer is: they certainly will, when they see the value of the goal at the other end. Then they’ll be all in.

4. Will my child keep up to grade level if I homeschool?

There are a lot of variables here. You could certainly get a curriculum and complete the required number of pages each day and know that your child is ‘on track’ to reenter school when that’s possible (although you’re likely to face the same problems that come up with Zoom-school, because it puts you in the role of being The Enforcer).

We also have to consider that a lot of children are not going to be ‘on track’ over the next couple of years, so the definitions of ‘on track’ and ‘behind’ are going to be very different than they are in normal years.



Finally, we should consider that by homeschooling, we have the opportunity to develop skills like confidence and critical thinking and creative innovation that they wouldn’t get even if they were in school - so you could think of it as your child getting ‘ahead.’

5. Can you remind me again what I get in The Confident Homeschooler?

Six modules of content, presented in short videos that you can binge-watch in an evening or two and get all the research-backed information. But if you need more...I got you!

You also get to hear from the person who wrote the book on how to choose homeschooling curricula to help you make your decision. You'll learn how to teach math from a master math tutor, in a way that makes it approachable even if you hate/'can't do' math. And you'll learn about unschooling from one of the master practitioners in the field.

On top of this, you'll hear from families who are homeschooling and who want to share ideas about what they do all day, how they earn a living, and what advice they have for newbie homeschoolers. Watch just the videos and get what you need quickly, or dive deeper where you need more support. Choose the resources you need to feel confident in your decision!

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