Homeschooling parents have a genuine desire to teach their children the best way they possibly can. We need to realize that there is a huge learning curve for both the student and the parent so mistakes are going to be made.
Let’s talk about the top five homeschooling mistakes and how to avoid them.
- Ignoring Ideas and Opinions of Your Student
- Over Scheduling or Under Scheduling Your School Day
- Setting Unrealistic Homeschool Expectations
Disorganization is a biggie. Not being organized involves clutter. I’m not just talking about a disorganized home, but also a cluttered mind. As homeschool moms we can be running in five different directions at once, and that is not always a good thing. We have to set priorities.
A homeschooling mom has several full time jobs to manage. Beyond providing a good home education for your children, you are most importantly a full time wife. But you are also a full time homemaker from meal planning and preparation, laundry, event planner, counselor, etc.
Remember, you are also your child’s role model. (Thinking about that should knock your socks off). Being a good role model involves your attitude, your behavior and your organizational habits. It can be very frustrating for everyone involved when you must have a major manhunt first thing in the morning because a textbook or a writing pen cannot be found. What a way to start out the day!
Organization is one of the keys to a calm and fruitful school day. So what are your ideas for keeping school items organized? What does or doesn’t work for your family?