Home Schooling Headaches - Suggestions and Ideas for Getting More Cooperation and Fewer Power Struggles
- Written by Judy Arnall; Photo: PhotoXpress.com
Give choices in subject matter, time or place of study. For example, would the child like to do Math or English today? When is their best, most alert time of day? Would they like to study in their rooms, outside or on the couch?
- Written by Dr. R. Coranne Johnson, R. Psych.
Parents often voice frustrations about their children’s (lack of) organizational skills. They cite examples of lost clothing, messy bedrooms and forgotten homework assignments. I generally become involved when poor/ineffective organizational skills are impacting success at school. When I meet with parents, I explain that it is never too late (or early) to focus on developing their child’s organizational skills.
- Written by Carol J. Alexander; Photo: PhotoXpress.com
In 18 years of home schooling, we’ve probably spent less than $1,000. I’m not counting things like school supplies or field trips because those are things I would spend money on anyway. But for specific school curriculum, we’ve spent less in our entire home schooling career than we spent on one year of our oldest child’s private school tuition. For a one-income family with six children, that is a substantial savings.
Unlock Learning This Holiday Season - Sylvan Learning Offers Tips to Integrate Technology into Your Child's Education
- Written by Sylvan Learning
Many of the gifts kids received this holiday are tech-toys. Computers, video games, cell phones - all electronic gadgets are ubiquitous in our lives and the lives of our kids, but we should strive to keep our kids focused on their education, rather than busily distracted. Children today are digital natives, and taking a realistic and practical approach to technology can ensure they thrive in the modern education system and surrounding world.