Tips for Allowing Homeschooled Teens to Make Their Schedules3 min read
I know it can feel scary when it comes to your kids getting their timetable planned but you must keep in your mind a few steps or we can say some guidelines. Usually what happens is parents come up with their schedule and the children have to follow it but as the kids grow up, they need to learn how to plan their timetable to learn about time supervision and self-motivation. So, let’s move forward and let me give you some tips that you must tell your children to follow for making an effective timetable.
1. Guidelines are a must
It’s good when you talk to your children about the timetable and how they are going to plan it but it’s good to discuss guidelines with your kids. For example, “What my kid wants”? And ” What I want”? This way both the kids and the parents will be satisfied. The parents can set a time for their kids to complete an assignment on whatever topic they want or a subject or they can give them the whole freedom of the timing. Kids can also set their timetable on their own by filling up the details of each subject and also asking their parents before doing that. There should be full cooperation between both parties. Hence, the children will get the idea of time management and how they can make a better schedule in the future for themselves.
2. Talk about the scheduling methods
Well! Scheduling methods can be very good, and a block schedule works wonders but for math and literature, you might not like it but will it work well in the case of science and history. Loop scheduling can be a great option too as it all depends on what method works the best for your child. It can also take some time for you to know what method is best and you can also go through some omissions but soon you get to know about the method then nothing else is going to matter for you.
3. Need of a planner
You need to get a planner for your kids so that they can jot down the timing and schedule which they would love to have for a week or a month. All you must do is to select the best planner for them and then they will do whatever they want to read in the coming week. Also, you can list some activities which your kids want to do. It will become more interesting for the kids. Also, you need to teach your kids how to plan a timetable for long-term experiments or if they want to do research and the kids have to complete them well on time.
4. Accountability checks
Just keep checking if your kid is following the timetable or not. I know you want to give personal space to them but also you will never want them to lack behind. You can have a meeting with the children at least once a week. This will give you the satisfaction which you want, and the kids will be happy too that their parents are fully responsible.
These are important because this way the kid will do the work on time by keeping in mind that the parents will be checking on them as the deadline ends. But also provide them with the deadlines which they can overcome and conquer instead of only giving only an hour. Let them finish the tasks by also focusing on other activities.
These tips will help the kids to learn about how to set a timetable and how to complete the tasks well on time. They can grow up as better individuals and this is what parents would love to see them as. So let me conclude my article here and I hope these tips are going to help you in the future.