You may be struggling right now because homeschooling is not looking like you imagined it would. You might even think you’re failing your kids. But here’s why your homeschooler is not behind. And better yet, here are solutions to try if you’re both struggling.
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Welcome to the show notes for Episode #83 of the Homeschool with Moxie podcast!
As a former classroom teacher, now homeschooling mom of five, I love to equip and encourage other homeschooling families.
Stick around to learn how to homeschool with moxie. It’s about embracing your journey and finding your groove.
Why Your Homeschooler Is Not Behind
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Why Being “Behind” Is Not a Problem
- Every child is unique
- No child is standard
- Kids develop at different speeds & at their own pace
Why Homeschooling is Crucial for a Child Who Is “Behind”
- One-on-one approach
- You can meet them where they are without the anxiety of the classroom
- They don’t need to be singled out as “special” or “dyslexic” or “learning challenged”
- You can take your time to set a strong foundation – in phonics, reading, math
- You can choose curriculum that is mastery-based (All About Spelling is an example)
What to do if your child is struggling
- Ask if the curriculum is working for you. If it’s clearly not a good fit, then switch it out.
- Don’t overdo it. Math is not worth it if after 30 minutes everyone is in tears. Do smaller chunks per day.
- Work on problem areas specifically and lighten up the expectations. For example – Having trouble with reading comprehension? Peel back and start with narration. Then move on to more specific questions.
- Keep your child’s passion to learn alive. Don’t school it out of them because you feel like you have to complete every worksheet in the curriculum. Check out my interview with Connor Boyack, author of Passion Driven Education and the Tuttle Twins series.