Some moms like the idea of home schooling their children. Mothers are their children’s teacher ever since they were born. Homeschooling makes their relationship with their children much stronger. Mothers teach their children to walk, talk, read, count and use things, and home schooling is like an extension of it. If you are one of the moms who are planning on home schooling your child but don’t know what to do and prepare before starting, here are some things you might want to consider before getting down to your plan.
Evaluating your home’s relationship and discipline. It is very important to reflect on how disciplined your home’s atmosphere is. Ask yourself if you and your child are ready to have a teacher/student relationship besides your mother-child attachment. That’s not really a problem since being the facilitator and teacher, you don’t need to lecture and force your child. Along the road, you’ll be realizing that you’ll learn so much more about your child and your relationship will grow stronger.
Connect with other home schooling families. You child needs to have someone to relate to, a friend she/he could relate and have fun with. Connecting with other families who have the same situation as yours will be very helpful to keep things flow better. Your family, especially your child needs to be in a home school support group, so you will be guided if you have any questions and concerns.
Know the laws and requirements of home schooling a child in your state and preparing your materials and researching about the curriculum you’re going to use. Preparation for these things is very important. Use the curriculum that will fit your teaching style and your children’s learning pace. One tip, make sure to use fun materials for kids; conducting fun and educational activities with your children would be the best. Creating a routine and schedule ahead would be a very good idea as well. Most importantly, enjoy the whole journey. If you seize and enjoy the entire process, your child will love it just as much.
Homeschooling is a choice that some parents prefer, which totally worked out for me and my two children. If you are open to homeschooling your children, here are a few books that will prepare you on what to expect. It isn’t exactly the easiest task in the world, but your children will become life-long learners and pursue their interests, which is what this world really needs.
Homeschooling for Success: How Parents Can Create a Superior Education for Their Child
Written by: Elizabeth Kanna, Rebecca Kochenderfer, Robert T. Kiyosaki (Foreword)
This book stresses on how parents can play an important role in their child’s education. We all know it is not easy especially at a time like this when the cost of education is rising and student loans are difficult to manage. As we branch out into education, we learn that our children have different kinds of learning styles and they must adapt to several homeschooling styles that will benefit them the most. Parents can turn to the option of homeschooling.
The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas: 500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12
Written by: Linda Dobson
We know that homeschooling deviates from the traditional education that is practiced among schools. With that being said, parents will need to find new and creative ways to tackle concepts or ideas so that their children will be readily able to digest everything. This book is a great resource for projects and activities because it demonstrates tried and tested methods that have been greatly maximized by parents who homeschool their children as well. You won’t be disappointed!
So You’re Thinking about Homeschooling: Fifteen Families Show How you Can Do It
Written by: Lisa Whelchel
By reading actual stories of families that gave homeschooling a try, you can be inspired to do the same. At one point or the other, you might even find yourself in the same shoes as them because of their diverse backgrounds. These helpful insights give you a peek into the world of homeschooling and its benefits. As a parent, you need to know what you will expect since homeschooling requires a tremendous amount of discipline. You can gather useful tips on what to do and not to do when teaching topics to your children.
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