Do you worry if you are choosing the right curriculum to homeschool your children?
I recently met Wendy Jensen, a homeschooler making a difference to many new to novice homeschool parents. On her fanpage Homeschooling from the heart, a concerned mom Angela commented on a post regarding “child led learning”. You may as well have commented yourself! When taking on homeschooling, there is a ton to learn. While I recommend a parenting class on leadership, the principles of leadership for homeschool parents is needed to eliminate the worry homeschool parents have when choosing “child led learning”.
Like many parents, we have to learn the kinds of curriculum available. We go to fairs and events. We talk to other parents and buy things without knowing if they are the best curriculum for each of our children. Many try books that work for one child and not another. It can add up to alot of frustration and worry.
Eliminating Worry In Our Homeschool
Books are great. They teach all aspects of a subject but there are some foundation principles homeschool parents get the privilege of teaching. As leaders of our family, success principles of leadership and responsibility must be demonstrated while subjects are taught. Wendy’s post about ‘Child Led Learning’ sparked a question from Angela.
Angela asks: “What exactly does that look like? Is that unschooling? I choose a curriculum that I believe suits Madison’s learning style, and there are subjects she needs to learn. I need clarity, b/c I really want her to love learning.”
The Character of Successful Homeschool Parents
‘Angela, while you homeschool Madison, their must be routine, discipline, passion, and desire.
Your character will shape her character.
- 1. By your love for learning, she will learn to love it too.
- 2. Forming habits, rituals, routines of every day life, you will be teaching her to “follow through”, which builds confidence.
- 3. By assisting her in choosing one thing to be passionate about at a time, you will encourage her to focus, a discipline necessary for “success”.
- 4. Desiring to homeschool her is the beginning of your living with “purpose” and “power” over one’s own life. You are an entrepreneur! To many, this is “going against the grain” seen my others as “rebellious”. However, it is simply a decision to take responsibility for your life and your children’s education.”
We are given that responsibility and many have given up that freedom to the public or private school system.
These 4 skills are the foundation for your children’s successful future.
Do a good job with these leadership principles and you’re on your way to a bright and happy future! One day, Madison and your own children will come back to you and “thank you” for teaching them the disciplines of a successful homeschool!
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