Blogs about homeschooling

Why Family Goals Are Important for Homeschooling

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Why Family Goals Are Important for HomeschoolingFamilies who first embark on the journey of home education often wonder how to create homeschooling goals.

Thankfully, homeschooling is an educational option that allows for much flexibility in how your kids are taught, and gives you, the parent, the freedom to manage your children’s learning paths. Managing your children’s education, nonetheless, is quite the undertaking. With a few simple, goal-planning steps in place, your family will be better prepared to direct your homeschooling journey.

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How To Schedule Your Homeschool Day

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How to Schedule Your Homeschool Day Homeschool scheduling is about finding your starting point and matching your family's own groove.

For example, when my boys were preschoolers and toddlers, my goal for the day was to shower and have some meaningful reading activities for my oldest son. Insanity was thinking I had to get my homeschool started at 8:00 a.m. when there was no need to. Fast forward to the middle and high school years. My sons now start their homeschool day closer to 8:30 a.m., independent of me.

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How to Transition from Public School to Homeschool

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Preparing Yourself to Homeschool Change is not a favorite among children. One may argue that adults don’t often love change much either. As such, parents need to prepare to transition their children from public to homeschooling. Part of that preparation will be for the parent and part of it for the child. This will be a big change for both of you. However, it can be a very exciting one.

Be clear with yourself about why you’ve decided to homeschool. There are undoubtedly legitimate reasons you’ve decided to homeschool your child.

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