Homeschooling Tips

  • Do not feel that you have to justify your decision to homeschool.
  • Relax. Enjoy spending time with your kids.
  • What works for another family will not necessarily work for your family. AND what works for your family will not necessarily be what’s best for someone else’s family.
  • Every child is unique.  What works for one child in your family is not necessarily what will work for other children in your family.
  • If you’re a Christian, the best method of curriculum selection is to pray. God knows your child and knows what will work best in your family.
  • Nearly everything advertised in catalogs sounds good. It’s supposed to; they’re trying to sell it. Some of those things that sounded so good in the catalog are worthless; don’t get stuck with a bunch of stuff you won’t use.  Pray before purchasing.
  • You don’t have to have a “classroom” in your house. Teach sitting on the couch, or outside in the treehouse, or… Education is a natural part of life and can take place anywhere.
  • It’s okay to take a few days off every now and then. If you’re expecting, take the month off before your baby is due to get things ready for the baby (save up books you want to read to the kids, and after the baby is born, have the whole family cuddle up on the couch – you read aloud to everyone while nursing the baby).
  • Borrow books from the library whenever possible. Some books you read only once and there’s no point in taking up shelf space with those (and emptying your wallet). If you find that you keep renewing a certain book, that’s a good candidate for purchase.
  • Use a crockpot to assist with meal prep.
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