If you are new to homeschooling then you must know some very crucial tips to get the most out of homeschooling your children.
Know Why You Are Doing Something
Don’t simply do something just because you read about it or because others you know are doing it and it is working for them. What are your goals and does this help you achieve them? This can be a homeschool approach, a curriculum, a routine, a Living Book! Your family is different than any other family. Work with it!
Don’t Copy School
Making our homeschool like school is one of the biggest challenges that we face. When we get overwhelmed, our instinctive reaction is to move into what we know, what we feel comfortable with.
Work On Relationship Issues First
Do you have a good relationship with your children? If not, plan ways to give your family an opportunity to build, maybe even restore your relationships. If you already have good relationships, be proactive in keeping it that way.
Prioritize Training Every Day Skills
Training every day skills takes time, and we need to make time in our day. You can start with daily chores. Not only does this make you have more time available, but it gives you another opportunity to work on character issues.
Start On The Academics Slowly
What is the number one academic need that you see your children? Do they hate the idea of school? A love of learning will be your number one concern. Do they need to know how to read? How to research? Take notes? Or write a paper? Pick a priority and work with it until you feel comfortable and ready for another discipline into your family life.
Keep Your Outside Commitments To A Minimum
The reality is that your children are learning all the skills they need to be social beings through the regular web and flow of your family life.