Think About Why
You need to be sure WHY you are home schooling. Write down exactly why you want to do this. If it is a spur of the moment decision, chances are you are going to regret it in a few weeks, and both you and your child will suffer as a result of it. Even if you have good reasons for home schooling, there will be many times when you will question the wisdom of going ahead with this strange and difficult responsibility. That's when it's even more important to be able to go back and remember where the idea came from.