The Cost of Customizing

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I never buy a pre-configured computer. I love playing with all the components to see if I can get more monster for my money. My mom would never do this. Why the difference?

I love playing with technology. My mom does not.

For me, selecting a computer is fun. It's a chore for my mom. Worse, she doesn't feel confident around technology, so the process is even stressful. Confidence makes a huge difference. That's why I don't relish modifying certain code: I have no idea what I'm doing. And I'll fiddle away hours trying to figure it out. Rarely do I not have to get help from someone else.

If you are new to homeschooling with Sonlight, the prospect of customizing your curriculum can feel overwhelming. It can take a while to become familiar with certain homeschool lingo. Your child's education is at stake and you may not be sure which program will match his or her learning style. All the options may blur together and the whole experience could end up being stressful.

That being the case, a Multi-Subject Package may be just the thing you need: All the subjects for your upcoming homeschool year in one complete package. Plus, you get the benefit of Sonlight's best discount and all the other perks we offer.

Of course, you may love customizing your homeschool experience. You enjoy mixing and matching different programs to perfectly fit your student's educational needs. Fantastic! Start with a Sonlight® Core and add subjects to that.

The cost of customizing comes down to one thing: Comfort. If you're not comfortable getting something "out of the box," select the parts you want. If you're not comfortable selecting specific components yet, start with a complete package. As you discover what works and what could be better, you'll see your confidence increase.

Not sure what program you should get? Have a few questions about the program you are customizing? Chat with a Sonlight homeschool curriculum advisor today.

Do you enjoy customizing your homeschool curriculum? If so, have you always enjoyed the process?

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester

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