The world has become a jungle of knowledge. Wherever you turn, you
find a new fruit that just has to be passed on to your homeschooled child. In the middle of all the knowledge flying to and fro, we sometimes forget to talk and relax with our children. A homeschooling mom who doubles as a teacher needs to leave the teacher behind and simply become mom for a few hours everyday.
Listen to your child. Do not just hear the words, but notice the emotion too. Many homeschooling children find it difficult to express exactly what they want. Talk to your child about general stuff and allow him or her to be ‘just a kid’. When you talk to your homeschooled child, ask for his/her
opinions. Few things can please children more. It also adds kilos to his/her self-confidence.
Most parents interrupt when their homeschooled children talk. We, as adults, detest it when someone cuts across our lines. Kids keep mum
because they are forced to be silent when we shut them up. But
this is unhealthy and unfair. Allow your homeschooled child to finish and then express your views in a rational manner. The homeschooled child should have the confidence to confide in you.
Gentle homeschooled guided parenting is the key to successful homeschooling. Be a parent first, and then a homeschooling teacher.