As most of you know, I homeschool my two older children (ten and seven). We do that in no small part because I was homeschooled for the greater part of my education and my husband and I see the value of it.
The challenge is finding the right formula for our kids for this year. For example, this year, I’ve done a bit of battle with my 10 year old. Sixth grade math has been a challenge for her and so she’s procastinated. That used to mean she held the rest of us hostage, because I wanted math and English done before we proceeded to other topics.
That just wasn’t working well. Most days held an element of stress as I hounded her. She didn’t like it, and neither did I.
A few weeks ago I was praying about it and got an idea to switch our days up.
Now we start with the subjects the kids do together (Bible, History, Science and whatever book we’re reading aloud) and then they move on to the subjects they do separately. If they’re motivated, like they were the other day, both kids can get up and finish those subjects before we start the together elements. Or they can do them afterwards.
This one little change has really helped smooth out our days. If you homeschool, what one tip that has worked well for you? If you don’t homeschool, what’s a great homework tip?