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Beginning Homeschool

Aug 17, 2007
Parents today prefer to homeschool, instead of educate their children in some institution, to save the little ones from the negative impact of peer pressure and the consequences of studying in a restricted and insecure environment. Home schools promote academics, while they help the child to inculcate self worth, optimism, respect and trust.

Home schools can prove to be an effective medium of imparting education if the parents can provide the right environment and parental vision to the learning process. You need to prepare yourself mentally, physically and emotionally, before you engage in the task of initiating a home school to educate your child. Be prepared to face criticism for your decision too. Rather than arguing on the issue and trying to prove your point, it is always better to deal calmly with the situation. You could plainly state that you consider the option worth a try.

Keep in mind that spending quality time and giving undivided attention to the child is the key factor in the success of home schooling. It can be very draining physically, at times .So gear up and be alert, because the child is going to with you all the time, whether you want that or not. An easy way to resolve this is to keep the child busy in the prescribed creative activities, so that he has no time to divulge.

The family should establish a schedule and their priorities. In addition they should set a timetable that makes things easier for everyone in the house. In this way, you will not only find time to enjoy the company of your child, but you can also deal effectively with important household chores.

Another area of concern is how you plan to achieve success in teaching your child, ensuring that he absorbs the information and is able to retain it and use the same in the future. As such, there is no one particular method or ideology. You need to conduct an extensive research on the various educational philosophies and methods, before you can develop a personal style of learning, custom made to suit the need and preferences of your child.

You may require extra finance to install computers and purchase the prescribed tools and material designed specially for homeschools. A wide variety of comprehensive and engaging learning tools like the DVD and audio CDs are available in the market.

You should consult online resources or build a network of specialists and experienced people, to offer tips and hints for you to apply, so that you do not repeat the mistakes others make. Like peers attending regular schools, homeschoolers should be provided with ample of opportunities to mix with the outside community. In order to encourage sociability, you can enroll your child in personality enrichment classes or ensure interaction with other homeschoolers.

You can also opt to become a member of the independent study programs conducted by schools that provide vital information on record keeping, guidance and counseling to homeschoolers.

If you think it is going to be tedious to educate your child on your own, a suitable alternative would be to employ a home tutor. As parents, we can make homeschooling an enriching experience.
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