31 Days of Creative Homeschooling: Do’s & Don’ts

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Do ~
Love your child.

Realize their interests.

Play games.

Read aloud.

Write them notes.

Teach phonics.

Take advantage of
learning moments.

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Don’t ~
Allow discipline to rule your family.

Ignore your children’s fears.

Expect them to like to read (or math, Latin, classics, poetry..) if they don’t.

Get hung up on spelling.

Try 50 million curriculums.

Forget to have fun!

I have been homeschooling for almost 7 years. (IF you count preschool and you know we all want to!)

This is what I have learned
~ We get too caught up in what other homeschool families are doing.

~We are suckers for comparing ourselves or our children to others!

~We think we must buy and try everything out there.

~ Homeschooling curricula has become a market!! (or is that a racket?!?!)

* I wrote this list in 2006, and I have to say that I haven’t changed my mind about any it. I would probably add:

– do create a schedule
– don’t be afraid to take time off
– do seek opportunities for others to teach your children
– don’t forget to explore field trips

So what about you? What would you add? I’m curious to read your list!!

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