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Welcome to The Self-Directed Homeschooler.  Whatever brought you here, I'm thrilled that you are...and I will sink my heart and soul into providing you with the support and resources you need to become a confident, successful homeschooler.


Step 1: 
Get Your Free ​Resources

Where you should start here on The Self-Directed Homeschooler depends entirely upon your own unique situation.

Choose the option ​that most closely describes who you are as a homeschooler right now, and I will direct you to the most appropriate resources for you that I offer.

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I'm A
New Homeschooler!

Let's get you started on the right path with my free guide called "5 Steps to Becoming a Confident, Successful Homeschooler."

Let's get you started on the right path with my free, short e-course called "7 Steps to Becoming a Confident, Successful Homeschooler".
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​I'm A Struggling Homeschooler!

I'm A Struggling Homeschooler!

Let's help get you restarted, back on the right path with my free guide called "9 Steps to Rescue a Floundering Homeschool."

Let's help get you restarted, back on the right path with my free mini-report called "X Steps to Rescue a Floundering Homeschool".
Let's get you started on the right path with my free, short e-course called "7 Steps to Becoming a Confident, Successful Homeschooler".
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​I'm Interested In
Unschooling!

I'm Interested In Unschooling!

Let's get you started investigating unschooling with my free guide called "5 Things You Must Do If You Want to Be A Successful Unschooler."

Let's get you started investigating unschooling with my free resource guide that's full of my favorite blogs, posts, groups, and other pickings.
Let's get you started on the right path with my free, short e-course called "7 Steps to Becoming a Confident, Successful Homeschooler".

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    Facebook, the group.  Here, you can join in with others who are engaged in self-directed homeschooling.  I'll be there, asking and answering questions as well.
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​​I Am A Self-Directed Homeschooling Parent

I value relationships over academics,
character over curriculum,
and flexibility over lesson plans.

I recognize that learning takes place better
when there's a personally compelling need or desire
for the information or skill,
when it is unhurried and unpressured.

I know I cannot predict
which knowledge and skills
my children will need
in order to become successful adults.

So I choose to focus on
preserving their love of learning,
helping them figure out how to ask the right questions,
and providing them with the resources they need
in order to learn what they need or want to learn.

I am a guide, a mentor, a cheerleader, a facilitator,
a resource provider and a fellow student of life.

I am a self-directed homeschooling parent.

-Becky Ogden
  • Before you buy this booklet, you need to know that I am an unabashed proponent of self-directed learning and that will be reflected in everything I share about my own experiences as a homeschooler.

    I’m giving this disclaimer so you aren’t surprised by the clear bias I have toward unschooling.  

    I want you to know, upfront, what you’re getting and what to expect from me.  The advice I give and the questions I ask you to ask yourself are all valuable and valid no matter what style of homeschooling you ultimately embrace, though.  

  • About the Author

    Becky Ogden has been homeschooling since 2003, and graduated her oldest in the spring of 2017.  In her early years of homeschooling, she too struggled with feeling overwhelmed and inept. In trying to do right by her children, Becky found herself embroiled in battle after battle with them over their schoolwork.  Until…

    Until she found a better way.  One that empowered her children to self-direct their own educations.  One that respected their autonomy. One based in “right on time” rather than “just in case” learning.

    Without many veteran homeschoolers around to serve as mentors, Becky had to muddle through it on her own.  She spent hours of time in research and reflection.

    In the years since then, helping other homeschoolers find their own way and solve their problems has become a source of great joy for her.

    Contact email: becky@selfdirectedhomeschooler.com