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Old 03-31-2011, 09:57 AM   #46
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Default Re: What is your best advice for a new homeschooler?

Anyone else have advice to offer?
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:45 PM   #47
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One of the biggest mistakes I make regularly is to look around instead of up. . . what I mean is that I end up comparing myself to others rather than keeping my eyes on Jesus!

This is particularly important for me IRT homeschooling
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:02 AM   #48
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Follow your child's interests. They will want to learn when it's something that interests them.[COLOR="Silver"]

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One of the biggest mistakes I make regularly is to look around instead of up. . . what I mean is that I end up comparing myself to others rather than keeping my eyes on Jesus!
That's a great point. Your homeschooling style (just like your family) will be unique. Don't compare yourself to others.
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Default Re: What is your best advice for a new homeschooler?

since its been a couple of years, and I know there are a lot of veteran homeschoolers here.
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Be prepared to invest TIME and energy in homeschooling. Be creative with how you do things - we've done thousands of pages of read aloud books in the car, for example.

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Leave the comparisons behind. No one will homeschool like you do, and that's okay. Other people will school longer, shorter, more formally, completely unstructured. Only you know what works for your family, and that's all as it should be.

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1) If you are starting with youngers make sure they have a good handle on the 3 R's before adding in the other stuff. You can do simple interesting readings for history or science.
2) Make the library your friend.
3) The only way to do homeschool wrong is to completely ignore your children and parents invested in the idea of homeschool are NOT going to be ignoring their children, so relax!
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