By Nigel Boys
According to Jeremy A. Smith, father of two young boys aged 7 and 5, even if you have a full time job, you can still find the time to home-school your children, if you have help from your spouse.
The web designing, homeschooling father goes on to write on his blog, “bentoncreation.com” that his 7-year-old son, who is in 2nd Grade and his 5-year-old son, who is in kindergarten, are both doing great in their homeschooling, although they don’t actually give them grades.
The North Carolina father continues that even if you only have a few hours per day to spend with your children, you can still be successful in homeschooling them, if you have patience and perseverance.
Smith shares several tips and information that will help you on your way when homeschooling your kids.
1. Early in the Morning.
Once you’ve finished feeding your kids breakfast, when you’re all feeling rested and content, that’s the best time to begin your homeschooling day.
2. Make Sure You Prepare in Advance.
If you prepare the week’s homeschooling on the weekend, you will find it much easier to follow a carefully planned schedule, instead of making it up as you go along.
3. Be Aware That Homeschooling Your Children Requires a Sacrifice on Your Part.
In order to be successful in homeschooling, you must prepare to give other things up, such as leisure time or just sitting down relaxing. You may even have to re-arrange your work schedule to fit in with your homeschooling program.
Smith adds that you should never blame your kids if you find you don’t have the time to fit in the other things you used to do, because teaching them takes up that time.
4. Finally, Remember That Homeschooling is Supposed to be Fun for Your Kids and Yourself.
Smith believes that it is a parent’s responsibility to ensure that their kids get a good education and you should enjoy leading your children to a better way of life.
The contract web designer concludes by writing that you should read the words of Australian psychiatrist W. Beran Wolfe when he wrote, “If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi Desert.”