Episode 91 Helping Your Homeschool Child

Do you have a child that is falling behind with their learning? How do you help your homeschool child when you feel like they are not performing? Today, I want to talk about helping your homeschool child get out of a learning rut.

Helping Your Homeschool Child

These are tricky questions… Especially if you are trying to break free from the public school model of having every child perform at grade level. Do you even know how they decided what grade level really is? Yeah, neither do they. It is a tool–nevermind, I am getting distracted. That will be a podcast for another day.

For today, however, we are going to talk about what you can do to help your child when you feel like they are holding something back. Assuming that your child really is just exhibiting a little laziness and not struggling with something deeper–which as a parent you will need to be in tune with your child to tell the difference–there are some ways to help them kick in gear.

Today, I just want to provide one simple idea. When I tell you, you are going to say, “Brian, why are you wasting my time with this idea. Of course, I already know this.”

The problem is that we don’t always do what we know. So, if this is a no-brainer for you, maybe you should ask yourself when was the last time you actually did this?

My idea is to sit with your child and go through the work for the day with them. Yeah, I know. Simple.

The problem is that life is not simple and so we sometimes go away from the things that we know. If you are homeschooling multiple children of different ages, then this tip may seem beyond your reach because you have to bounce back and forth. For today, get the other children started, and then spend time with the one you feel might benefit the most from a little focuses one-on-one attention.

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