Do you feel that your kids will benefit more if they learn from you? Are you sure that you will be a better teacher than those in your children’s school? You think you are up for home schooling? Here are some basic tips for home school.
This article will take you to the world of “home schooling”. Think of it as a guide which can answer all the previous questions.
First, how do you know if you are ready for it? Consider the following:
1. Are you ready to give up your time?
Remember that home schooling is not just about reading books to your kids. It means that there will be the usual lesson plans, papers, projects and yes, even field trips!
2. Are you ready to give up your work?
Yes, once you decide to educate your kids yourself, it means that you have to surrender your other career. It will be hard to juggle both.
3. Can you still handle the laundry and other household chores?
If you can, good for you. If not, then you might as well ask for help from a maid or cleaning service.
4. Is your kid okay with it?
If your child is against home schooling right from the start, then think twice about it. You might just have a hard time getting your kid out of bed and to the study desk.
5. Can you teach?
This is the most important question of all. Can you handle the pressures of being a teacher? Are you patient enough? Try tutors if you are not.
Now, if all the answers are “yes” then that means you go for it!
Here are the tips you have to take into consideration once you are officially home schooling your kid:
1. Find out what learning style will work for your kid.
2. Don’t be too hard on him. Be as flexible as you can.
3. Don’t be too hard on yourself. There is no perfect teacher.
4. Have faith in your kid. Boost his self-confidence.
5. Let your kids love school. Homeschooling might be able to do just that.
6. Concentrate on the curriculum. Never underestimate it.
7. Be educated on all the homeschool laws. Never break one.
8. The best piece of advice? Don’t give up.
But in the end, if you think everything is just too tedious, then why not just consider other options? Hire a tutor, maybe?