Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Homeschooling 101

Although it’s becoming quite a popular education choice, the decision to homeschool can lead to some overwhelming questions like: 

How do you get started? What does a typical day look like as you entertain and educate your kids all day long? How do you keep toddlers from emptying the cabinets on a daily basis while you teach your older kids? What about socialization?

After researching the homeschool laws in your state, the first thing you need to know is that there is no “perfect” or “right” way to homeschool. Teaching supplies and methods are as different as the families actually doing the homeschooling. Homeschooling parents range from super-structured (starting school at the same time every day; teaching solely from workbooks and textbooks; weekly testing) to “unschooling” (child-led learning; using field trips and outings as real-world experience; not trying to replicate a classroom). There are so many ways to teach, and you’d be surprised at how well most of them work.

To find out more on how to get started and how to manage your days, head here to Charlotte Parent Magazine's site!

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