Do you need a few homeschooling tips to jumpstart a fresh perspective in your homeschool? Whether you are preparing for a new school year or just needing a quick reset and new ideas, we can all benefit from the experience of others who have gone before us.
To inspire you, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite posts and links with some really great perspectives and advice for any homeschooling Mom. Are you ready to dig in? Here are 36 tips for homeschooling your kids.
36 Homeschooling Tips From 31 Years
1. Homeschooling showed me my need for God on a DAILY basis.
2. Homeschooling was something that God used to mold MY character.
3. Homeschooling is more about winning the hearts of our children, than academics.
1. Find a friend to encourage you.
2. Get and stay organized.
3. Always inspect what you assign.
4. Be fully present.
5. Remember that academics aren’t the most important thing.
1. The best teacher God can provide for your kids is YOU, his parent
2. The most important thing you can do is win your child’s heart.
3. Give priorities first place in your day.
4. You CAN do it!
5. Don’t take yourself too seriously.
6. You can’t do it all.
7. We ALL have bad days.
8. Homeschooling is more about discipling and preparing children for life than academics.
1. Probably THE most important thing I heard in my first year of homeschooling was that CHARACTER training It was more important than academics.
2. Everything our kids learn from kindergarten through grade 12, is only FOUR years of material.
3. I realized that not all my kids learned the same way, or at the same speed.
4. I taught my kids to be independent learners at a young age, and how to find answers.
5. The best-planned days often don’t go as planned at all.
6. Sometimes you need to put a subject, or a topic from that subject aside, and come back to it later.
7. When I’m in too big of a hurry to spend time with God, things start coming apart.
8. A loose schedule but a regular routine makes a huge difference.
9. There will be days when you feel overwhelmed, and want to quit.
10. Don’t compare!
1. Keep your spirit right.
2. Get things organized
3. Have self-discipline
4. Let it go to voice mail.
5. Have a routine or schedule for everyone.
6. Remember your priorities
7. Don’t let academics come before relationships.
1. I would take better care of myself.
2. I would stress much less about WHEN a child “got” it with reading or math.
3. I would focus less on making sure the rules were being obeyed, and more on building the relationship that would make them WANT to obey those rules!
WHICH OF THESE 36 HOMESCHOOLING TIPS DO YOU THINK IS MOST IMPORTANT? My personal favorite: When I’m in too big of a hurry to spend time with God, things start coming apart.
If you have found yourself wishing you had a veteran homeschooler to mentor you or a person that you could get lots of advice from that has ‘done the stuff’ for three (or six!) decades, look no further! Our book, Sixty Homeschooling Tips From Sixty Years, gives sixty pieces of advice from two veteran homeschooling moms.
For the homeschooling mom who is discouraged and feels like giving up, DON’T! Get advice and inspiration from two women who didn’t give up, but kept the homeschool light shining brightly in their homes for over thirty years each!