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These 8 "Don't"(s) Makes Me Never Bored With Homeschooling

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I frequently heard my friends said that they were burned out with their homeschooling. Some of them decided to give up and send their kids to public school, and some of them looking for the cure. I’m not going to put anyone at wrong position at this post, however it’s your choice. I want to tell you, that it has been 8 years I homeschool my son, and I never want to give up by sending him to public school. Honestly, sometimes I feel overwhelmed by my job as mother, housewife, and also working at home mom, but I never feel burn out.
At this post I want to share eight don’t(s) that keep my homeschool spirit alive:
1. Don’t make your homeschooling as routines. For me, learning routines are boring. To avoid routines, I make differences in our learning methods. Be creative, combine every learning methods to be your own method. Creativity is fun!
2. Don’t make your homeschool as a competition with others. Competition is a short term achievement, after you lose or win, your motivation will disappear. It will be much better if you do homeschool as a fun activity with your child.
3. Don’t make homeschool as a short term project. Homeschool is a long term activity where you teach your child the way of learning. Enjoy it as everyday learning interaction.
4. Don’t make homeschooling as a self-actualization. Homeschooling is not about you, it’s about your child and their future. By thinking that homeschool is your self-actualization, you will easily get bored when there is no one noticed you. Otherwise, if you think homeschooling is about your child, you will keep your attention to homeschool, and you will love the processes as you love your child.
5. Don’t let your child learn alone! Nor you teach alone! You and your child learn together and teach together. Trust me, you will have more and more fun by this interaction.
6. Don’t envy with homeschooling of others. Different places, different cultures, and different family means different homeschool. Envy led to dissatisfaction and desires that can be fulfilled, those are negative feelings that will make you easily burn out.
7. Don’t push yourself and your child to do what you do not want to do. If you don’t like to learn with textbook, then don’t! If you homeschool, you are free to choose your learning method. Keep in mind that the most important thing is that your child is learning, not the use of certain learning method, although your friend said that her learning method was successful.
8. Don’t compare your homeschool with others. You are different, and different things can’t be compared. Uniqueness is cool.
So, I have 8 don’t(s) here, go add yours in comment box!



0 #53 Maria 2016-04-29 22:44
Quoting Deasy:
I almost give up with my doughter. If i should use some methods to teach, then what kind of methods i should do?

Deasy, don't worry about the method, just flow with your kids, do learn as you like, enjoy every process, and set easy-to-accomplished goals until you can find the right learning method.
0 #52 Deasy 2016-04-29 13:38
I almost give up with my doughter. If i should use some methods to teach, then what kind of methods i should do?
0 #51 ivone 2015-11-25 05:25
these things I think about how to solve it , my boy (4yo) homeschools... a lot to learn from friends like you, love more fun and happy homeschooling :-)
0 #50 internet marketing 2015-10-31 03:21
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0 #49 Jill 2015-10-02 04:07
Good points, all! I think that the more you can find the "not about me" in any activity, the more you get from it, personally. Funny how that works. :)
0 #48 Adrienne 2015-10-01 08:56
You're #1 is spot on! I think I need to change things for my boys. They've been in the same routine (more or less) for far too long. How do you avoid a routine and still cover the same amount of subjects/work? I'd love to hear how you accomplish this. Thanks for the ideas! ~Adrienne
0 #47 garcinia cambogia 2015-10-01 05:08
Appreciate this post. Let me try it out.
0 #46 Ayana Pitterson 2015-10-01 04:06
Such a great post. I don't know anyone who homeschools, but these tips seem to be awesome for those who want to keep the boredom away. Glad that it's working for you.

thrifting diva
0 #45 Sam 2015-10-01 02:35
I think those apply to any method of learning or living really. Happy homeschooling!
0 #44 Ayana Pitterson 2015-10-01 02:32
Beautiful! I have never been homeschooled nor do I know many people who did it. But, I am always fascinated in how people do it without getting bored. This list is a perfect and common sense way I would think of making sure that things stay fresh and that the opportunity continues to be something both a parent and child wants.

thrifting diva

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