(TENNESSEAN) — Whether you are thinking about homeschooling or are moving in from another state, there are always those overwhelming questions of “Where do I start?”

First of all, I promise you, it’s not as overwhelming as it may seem. I was overwhelmed until I figured out there really are just a few things you need to know to get started with your home­school adventure. As you grow in your homeschool knowledge, you’ll be able to customize your program, but to get started without becoming overwhelmed, let’s try and boil it down to some basic points.

First, join Middle Tennessee Home Education Association (MTHEA for short). You will find a wealth of information on the www.mthea.org website. Everything from education expos, events and support groups can be found here. It’s the first place many families new to homeschooling turn for information.

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