If you bombard you're self with how to homeschool you will most likely get lost and overwhelmed with what to do. And this can lead you considering whether or not to HomeSchool. This is a very common feeling for new homeschoolers and learning how to strike a balance can be a complex dance, but the more you know, the better you will be able to time your homeschooling efforts appropriately. Here are a few things to think about and become successful at homeschooling.
1.) You will need to consider your child's learning style. It can seem a bit scary at first when you think of all the things you need to teach, you can teach your children at your own speed and not the public school schedule. Just know when it comes to certain subjects and certain curriculum that a public school teaches does not mean you have to implement it into what you teach.Go with what you're child is comfortable with learning at that time. Remember you are instilling a love for learning that is more important than facts. There are some homeschoolers who prefer to get up early in the morning and do an hour for each subject. This may work well for them but it may not work well for you you should find what will work for you and your family.
2.) Allow your children to figure things out this will help them with their critical- thinking and self-motivation. When your children see they are in charge of their learning instead of having things handed to them they will rise to the challenge. And if they need your help on a subject that's when you should step in to help.
3.) Some people feel they have to homeschool all day but that is not always the case. That all depends on your child's personality,learning speed,and what ever curriculum you use at that time. For me and a lot of other homeschool mom's I know find we have more free time then those in public school.
4.) Giving your self the flexibility and ability to be in control of what you're children learn makes learning more fun and interesting and allowing you the quality time with your children.