Top 5 Tips for Homeschooling
Updated: May 6, 2019
It's time to delve into five Homeschool Tips that will help you and your little, or big, ones in this wonderful journey.
1. Pace Yourself
I know this may be hard, but trust me, I've dealt with this during the days I was Homeschooling my own children. Sometimes it feels as though you need to teach everything at once or in one moment...But that's not true! The best and most effective thing that I have learned is that a manageable school schedule for the children is better than an over stuffed one, that leaves both you and them frustrated and tired.
2. Everyday Can Be a Learning Experience
The little things can at times be the best lesson. All children learn differently. While one may love to study, another can learn best with hands on experiences.
3. It's Okay to Take a Break
I know we love our bundles of joy regardless of their ages. But, it is important that we take breaks that allow us time to relax and recoup ourselves. These breathers could range from a day at the spa, date night with a spouse, movie night, or even just going grocery shopping by yourself. No matter what your stress reliever is I want to emphasize the importance of taking a break. This also applies for your children. They need breaks as well, days where there's no work or assignments...Just fun and relaxation.
4. Let Your Older Children Help Teach the Younger Ones
This is important, not only does this help with the inter-sibling relationships, but it also helps to relieve some of the load on you. Our children have certain gifts and talents, some are great at math, art, English, the sciences, etc. Let them help their siblings. By doing this it gives them a chance to grow in their interpersonal skills as well as leadership abilities.
5. Know that You Are Not Alone
It can feel like you are the only one on this journey. Know that you're not alone. To start, you have God. He's the one who laid this on your heart, and He's the one who will support you through this journey. There are also outside resources set in place to assist you, such as HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association), FPEA (Florida Parent-Educators Association) and Home school study groups (there will be different versions of this depending on the state you live in). These are just a few of the different resources out there to help homeschooling Parents.
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Pastor Dolores B.