When considering home schooling a child who has reached school-age or when the decision is made for children to leave a school they attended last year, parents who are home schooling their children for the first time have a lot of questions, worries and fears. These concerns are very common and as a home educator for many years, I would like to address them.
Home-schooling has been going along just great. The kids have learned to read, write, do math… all on grade level. But as high school looms on the horizon, maybe you’re starting to get a little leery. Can you handle this new kind of journey? Will your kids miss out on all the cool things like graduation, yearbook, and drama? The good news is yes, you can handle it and no, they won’t miss out on a thing! Let’s start with the core subjects and branch out from there (always check with your province to find out graduation requirements within each of the core subjects).
Whether you’re new to homeschooling or continuing the adventure, there are things you need to know to ensure smooth sailing and avoid upsets.
When it comes to homework, it can seem impossible to get your child motivated to start or to stay on task. It can be especially frustrating when you know your child is smart and capable, but they aren’t willing to put in the time and effort it takes to get the (good) grades you know they can. You want your child to put their best effort into their schoolwork without having to pester them and have the situation affect your relationship in a negative way.
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