Thursday, December 27, 2012

Why the first year of homeschooling is so difficult

If you're new at homeschooling and having rough time of it, don't worry - you're not alone! Whether your kids have attended school somewhere else, or you’re starting to homeschool in the preschool or kindergarten years, adjusting to a homeschooling lifestyle does take some time.   Many people say that the first year of homeschooling is the most difficult.

Finding a curriculum that works for your family may take some time. Quite often, what a family starts homeschooling with has changed by the end of that first year. The process of trial and error means that what you thought would work well for your kids somehow didn’t live up to your expectations.  Luckily, there are so many different forms of curricula out there, with a little patience you’re sure to find the right fit.

Sometimes new homeschooling parents give their kids a period of "de-schooling" to adjust to the very different lifestyle of homeschoolers. Give yourself plenty of time to adjust and keep reminding yourself that the hard part is in the beginning and it will certainly get easier.

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