10 Bits of Homeschool Wisdom3 min read
Many people are experiencing the transition from working to being homeschool parent. As a result, many parents are adjusting to their new normal. One of the many facets of homeschooling is the emotional aspect. Seasoned parents know this aspect of their lifestyle from the moment they start. As a homeschooling mom, I have learned a few valuable lessons along the way.
These are some of the little things that every homeschooling parent needs to know
1. Socialization is not an issue
The real problem is making sure that you turn down the social opportunities that will allow you to stay home and get some work done. During the first few years of homeschooling, it can be challenging to turn down the social opportunities that come with being a homeschooled child. This is because it’s important to make sure that you don’t get stuck with too many school days in a row.
2. It is a slow process
It will take a while for you to get used to the routine and rhythm. You may have heard that homeschooling is the best choice for your family, but sometimes it can be hard to believe that it has been that long.
3. It’s ok that your home is home and not a public school
Your home doesn’t have to look like a school. It’s called home for a reason. If you’re a parent who wants to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to make sure that your kids learn it, but you’re not gonna do it, then go for it. But, don’t go for it. It’s called homeschooling for a reason.
4. Character training is just as important as academics
When we started homeschooling, there were some crazy people in this group. They often suggested putting aside some time for character issues and academic issues. Character is also an important aspect of homeschool education.
5. Don’t focus on the areas of struggle that define your child
There may be an area of struggle for your child. Instead, focus on what makes him special. He should be defined by his gifts and talents. The rest of the world focuses on what’s not in your child’s hands. If you do, then focus on what makes him special.
6. There will be learning gaps
Even though you didn’t learn everything that you needed to know in school, it’s important that you teach your kids the skills they need to succeed. Basically, if they have the basic skills and know-how to learn, they can do anything that you might not teach them on their own. This is the goal, not to teach them everything.
7. Get to know about different homeschooling
There are many different homeschooling styles out there. Learn about all of them and leave the rest to yourself. Even the ones that you thought would never be for you will be for you. There is so much to learn from all the different styles of homeschooling.
8. Never doubt yourself
We are all capable of teaching our kids to keep the thoughts of insecurities away. Get yourself equipped with some serious self-motivation while homeschooling.
9. Never take glitters to a homeschool party
That is absolutely true. Keep that in mind.
10. You will survive teaching algebra
Even though it’s a bit more challenging now, it’s still very useful. This is the second time around. I learned how to effectively teach difficult subjects through the help of my professors.
It can be overwhelming to learn how to become a homeschool teacher. Have you ever wondered how you would succeed without a teaching degree? Remember it is not that tough. Just trust yourselves and you can do it.