There are as many routes to home schooling as there are people who go to home school. Basically, most people fall somewhere in the broad spectrum between home school and let the kids play what they want and they learn what they need to know. You need to know your style and your children’s temperaments and learning styles to develop an educational philosophy that you both can live with.
Children can learn with workbooks and they can learn with games. Some children love working through a textbook and don’t want to be bothered with games, while other children fill out a workbook but don’t remember anything they did.
There are all kinds of terms used to describe home schooling styles such as; B. Eclectic, Classical, Unschooling, Traditional, Montessori, Charlotte Mason, and Unit Studies.
Homeschooling stretches a parent, but doesn’t have to throw them out of shape. Each parent must assess what type of learning methods they are comfortable with teaching their children. Some people wouldn’t feel comfortable using anything other than a structured syllabus that tells them exactly what to say. While others would feel very stifled being tied to a curriculum that tells them exactly what to do.
Homeschooling is all about relationships. If you have a great relationship with your child or are working to relate to your child, you will be able to handle any curriculum issues through communication.
Children need some boundaries in their day. They might not learn anything from playing around all day, but they might not learn anything from filling out a workbook page either. They need some structure to follow, and they need to be held accountable when they cross those lines. Having some “musts” in your life builds character and makes the unstructured times more fun.
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