Homeschooling advice from veteran moms was invaluable to me as a new homeschooler. Even now, 2 decades homeschooling, I still love to hear what works for other homeschoolers. This time of years I know a lot of families will be considering homeschooling in the fall; and other families may be considering giving up all together. This post is for you! I asked my homeschooling friends to give me their BEST piece of advice for new or discouraged homeschoolers.
I hope you read all of them – everyone has a gem to share! If you are a homeschooler with advice to share, please leave a comment at the end of the post.
If you’re just getting started you’ll also want to check out my Homeschooling FAQs. I’ve answered the questions I get asked the most about homeschooling.
Homeschooling Advice From Veteran Moms
First some homeschooling advice from my fellow blogging friends:
I’d say the best piece of homeschooling is when you watch your child learn something with freedom, joy, and self-initiative; RELAX and enjoy the process.
Abigail Zieger – They Are Not Our Goats
The Best Piece of Homeschooling is that your kids can learn everything they need to know just by doing their chores. My best advice is to relax, get out of the books and learn by living your life. I’ve been homeschooling since 1993 and have five years left to go. I’ve graduated four if my six kids and rest assured that your worst day of homeschooling is like the best day in a public school.
Carol Alexander – Lessons from the Homestead
Teaching to the passion of each person. Everyone has to memorize the times tables but we have the freedom and flexibility to build the life’s work of each child. We have the time and space to make things happen that need to happen, when they need to happen. And we eat pancakes for dinner when the days go wrong to remember that you can always begin again.
Tessa Zundel – The Homestead Lady…