We've extended our Winter/Spring Reset Consulting Special, 4 Sessions for only $99!!!
This offer will only be available thru April 30, 2021!
What is consulting and how can we learn to embrace it as a legitimate form of help and support?
Homeschool consulting is more than giving simple advice or guidance. It's a holistic way for homeschooling families to find support from within their own ecosystem, from experienced homeschool parents who understand the unique journey that homeschooling is for every family. Homeschool consultants offer compassion, mentorship, and often friendship, in the process of connecting with their clients. Homeschool consulting involves logistical things like problem-solving (you're an early bird, but your child is a night owl), prioritizing (thinking ahead to important goals that you've been too busy to support), and organizing (your day, your week, your bedroom, your car, whatever is getting in the way of the flow of your life).
Homeschool consulting also involves personal things like recognizing areas where your children and your family need more support and brainstorming how to address those areas. This can be an emotional experience for some families. They need a space that's safe, free of judgment, and full of empathy and understanding. For other families, the process can be like getting their thirst for knowledge finally quenched, with the right guides who help them realize and access resources to help them on their new path. Homeschool consulting can offer an incredibly transformative and rewarding experience when parents are ready to engage in the work, and they find the right consultant to support them in this very personal act.
Consulting, for us, is an act of giving more than just what the client tells us they want, but what we empathically learn that they need, beyond the simple words they use. We form bonds with the people we work with that go beyond the time they book with us. A client that we've recently consulted with told us that she surprised herself with how much she craved our next session time because she realized we were helping her discover and acknowledge the things she really wanted for herself and her family that no one in her life had helped her focus on before.
We aren't mental health professionals, but we're experienced, empathetic homeschooling parents who have walked this path for many years, through many seasons of our lives, the good and the bad, and we're giving help to others in ways we wish had been offered to us. This is why our services are priced so low. $99 for four sessions comes to less than $25 per session. We've found that most clients need at least two sessions, normally totaling $100, which is still well below the market average of lifestyle coaching. (No, we're not making that up, check out this page on lifestyle consulting fees). We're offering 4 consulting sessions at this low price through the end of April. We want to help make this kind of support available for families of varying economic backgrounds.
We work with charter schools that may cover that consulting cost for you if your student has instructional funds that can be used toward parent education/coaching. We believe all charter schools should cover this for parents since it's so beneficial to education and homeschooling success for students and their families. We're happy to talk with your school about what we do so they can see the value of it. We're even happy to help you contact your school's leadership to ask that these types of services be included for homeschooling parents with enrolled students in their schools.
Please know that we also offer consulting scholarships to families in need on a limited, case-by-case basis. If you need consulting, but you don't have the means to afford it on your own, please reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
What kinds of Specialized Consulting do we offer?
Maybe you're new to homeschooling, or perhaps you've been homeschooling for many years, but things are shifting and changing? Almost every family can benefit from an experienced homeschool lifestyle coach from time to time to help reset balance and harmony in their lives. Here are some reasons people seek our help from our homeschool consulting services.
Curriculum, learning, schedule, or behavior challenges.
Exploring different homeschool styles and approaches.
Navigating the high school years.
Baby on the way or changes to your family structure.
Relocating to a new state or region with different homeschooling laws and options.
We also offer educational coaching and consulting sessions related to navigating the charter school experience. We can help you build the joyful homeschool experience you want even while enrolled in a public independent study charter school. We can assist with topics such as:
Questions to ask before and during enrollment.
The importance of parent-teacher matching.
Understanding charter school laws and your rights under those laws.
How to successfully navigate high school in the charter school.
How to honor your family’s homeschooling style while meeting charter school requirements.
And much more! We have over 10 years of charter school experience as previous employees of charter schools, and over 16 years of charter school experience as parents of charter school students of all ages, Pre-K through 12th grade, including the graduation of 2 students who unschooled through a charter!
Are you ready to consider moving toward a different paradigm of education - towards self-directed learning and unschooling? Families who have been homeschooling for a while may find themselves naturally leaning in that direction but unsure how to navigate self-directed learning and unschooling comfortably and confidently. Families with younger children may have heard about unschooling and self-directed learning as it has gotten more press and attention in recent years. But maybe they aren't sure how to implement it at the ages and stages of their kids? We can help you with topics such as:
Defining what self-directed learning and unschooling are.
Addressing what self-directed and unschooling are not -- including the myths and misinformation surrounding this unique approach to home education.
Exploring things your children are naturally curious and motivated to learn.
Helping you understand how you can support your child's learning while also stepping back to let them take ownership over it.
Helping you understand how self-directed learning and unschooling can look for your family.
No matter what kind of school your student is enrolled in right now - public school, private school, or homeschool - we can help you find the school that's right for your family. We do this by focusing on the following topics:
Your educational goals, as well as your family-life goals.
Your student's learning style, interests, passions, social disposition, and social preferences.
The region you live in.
Connecting with staff and leaders within any alternative schooling communities you're interested in (we have connections with leaders throughout the alternative education world of California).
Thinking ahead and making several plans of action, all the way through high school, to help you be prepared to make the best decision in choosing a school.
There are a variety of reasons that families may choose a homeschool consultant. We've listed a few of our most common focuses, but we work with a diverse range of issues and concerns. However, we are careful about how we approach bookings. We only take on a client after they've completed an intake form, and we can judge if we are going to be able to help them and genuinely provide what they are looking for. We encourage you to visit our consulting page today to view our bios, read more about what we do, and book a session with us.
We look forward to helping you and your family on your adventure of learning!