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Homeschooling can be a great option for parents who want to customize their child’s education. You have the freedom to create your own academic and extracurricular curriculum, and the tools to do it yourself. But it can be difficult at times, especially when just starting out. We have asked some top bloggers to submit their posts on tips for homeschooling for beginners!
So read on for this round-up from some of our favorite homeschooling blogs and their great tips to get you through the beginning stages (and for some of us even the later stages as we have kids moving up through the various grades) with your sanity in tact!
Both Sue and I have homeschooled (Sue more than I) and it can be fun and rewarding but it can also be VERY challenging. This is especially true when you have more than one child to educate.
There are days when homeschooling when you will think “Why isn’t EVERYONE doing this???” and, to be quite honest, you will have other days when you will think “Why am I doing this???”
Having a good support system is key! Part of that support system can be bloggers who have been there and done that and now share their successes (and failures) with you to help you avoid the pitfalls they experienced.
In this round-up, we hope you will find an addition to your support system!
Also, be sure to join our Facebook group, Outta’ Box Homeschooling Community, where there are parents just like you who need support, share their knowledge (both in their experiences AND in helping teach lessons you can use at home) and lots of free resources.
Stephanie from 'Explore More Clean Less' says "Don't be afraid to extend homeschooling outside the home! Audiobooks are a great way to learn while playing outside, riding in the car, or while eating meals, here are some tips for getting started."
How to keep your young children busy while homeschooling your older children: We want our little ones to be busy AND happy while we teach our older children. Here’s how from Cindy at 'Loving Homeschool'
Are you concerned about how you will get your child to do their schoolwork without a daily struggle? Here are 12 Tried and True Tips How to Encourage your kids to do their school work without tears in another article from Cindy at 'Loving Homeschool'
Justine from 'The Typical Mom' says "If you want to know how to start homeschooling we are here to help. From a mother who started them in middle school, we have done both and here's why it's been great for our family."
In this article, I share my tips for homeschooling, our homeschool schedule, as well as tips for entertaining toddlers, adding movement to the day, and implementing some FUN activities! Visit Laura at 'Joy Food Sunshine'
Myrtle at 'DIY With My Guy' says "The main things to teach throughout the years is a love of learning and how to research what you don’t know. Read more about how we were reluctant to homeschool but how we soon found out it was one of the best parenting decisions we have made!"