A Guide to Homeschooling Your Children

By Malavikka

Some children are special. They cannot be educated at school due to physical challenges such as autism or something as simple as slow picking up speed. Just to make them feel included, you could probably compel them a bit more to fit in. But have you ever wondered why fit them in when they are born to stand out?

Schooling forms the foundation of a prosperous career. As a parent, you are the best teacher that your child can get. Let me introduce you to the concept of homeschooling that enables you to set up your own classroom for your children and educate them at your convenience.

Here are the steps to an organised homeschooling. While some countries officially recognise this concept, some other nations dont. Nevertheless, your child matters more than any law. So if you are not in a condition to send them to school, you could try this as an alternative.

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A Guide to Homeschooling Your Children

Get a curriculum

Like every other process, the first step to set up a homeschool is to plan your curriculum. Unless you make a curriculum plan, you will not be able to succeed in your endeavour in giving a valid education. You could either refer to the curriculum of schools or google for homeschooling curriculum and plan your timetable.

Make a conducive study space

Home is a place where you can be your own self without a discipline. But if the same ideology is carried on during study and teaching sessions, the experience, on the whole, can be challenging for you. Create a classroom set up by allocating a separate space for it in your home. This will help the child understand that the space is meant for a dedicated study and not play.

Be ready for challenges

Since this will be a new venture, you will surely be facing few challenges in home tutoring. But thats okay. Here are the common challenges that homeschoolers face - feeling isolated, trying to start difficult portions early and difficulty in teaching. You must remember that a teacher must first be a good student and be willing to keep on and on learning. So keep yourself updated. Take the portions eventually and dont rush. Connect with other homeschoolers or parents and feel confident.

Make it interesting

Introduce extra curricular activities such as sports, music and arts too into your curriculum and help them be vocationally trained as well since childhood. This would fetch you points when your child cannot procure a seat in a traditional varsity. He or she could always make it with their skills.

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