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Tips for the Homeschooling Family That Wants to Thrive
Homeschooling is a gift that’s well received in many families across the world. However, thriving in a homeschool environment does take some hard work and dedication. Check out these tips for a homeschooling family that wants to thrive.
No matter what you do in life, getting support for your goals and aspirations is important. The same goes for homeschooling. Getting the right amount support from friends and family is one way to have a very successful homeschooling adventure. If you don’t know a lot of homeschoolers in your area, it might be worth driving at least once a week to meet up with other homeschoolers. Joining networking groups on social media is also another way to get the support you need.
Have the Right Resources
Homeschooling can be tough if you don’t have the right resources in front of you. Finding a curriculum that works for your family is considered a “right resource.” Do what you need to do to find the right resources for your family’s situation.
Know Your Limits
Just like a job or housecleaning can become too much, so can homeschooling. It’s best to know your limits when it comes to homeschooling. If things get too rough for a day, then it’s time to say goodbye for now and start fresh the next day. Your family will thrive with homeschooling if you learn when enough is enough.
Join a CO-OP
If your family is stuck in a homeschooling rut, consider a local homeschooling CO-OP. This is an opportunity for your family to meet other homeschoolers. Of course, there are also hands on learning experiences available that you can’t always experience in your own home. If you’re not afraid to admit it, getting out of the house once a week can be a really good thing. If your area doesn’t have a CO-OP, consider getting together with other families to start one.
Don’t Over Commit
When you look at your schedule and dread the next event that’s happening, you know you are over committed. Take the time to go through your schedule with a fine-tooth comb. Your schedule should benefit you, not stress you out. By not over committing, you are allowing your family to thrive as homeschoolers. There’s no rule that says you have to keep as busy as possible when you’re a homeschooling family.
Thriving as a homeschooling family is really all about doing things your way. Keeping to your own beat and finding what works for you. What are some tips you have for a homeschooling family that wants to thrive?