Homeschooling is considered by most families to be observed at a certain point of life of kids. Reasons may vary from the parents’ nature of work, change of residence, observed tradition in education or school problems like bullying. Anyhow, you may be wondering what stage in your child’s life is preferable for homeschooling. Answer: Every stage in your child’s life has its own perks whether in challenge or rewards.
- You may differ by simply saying that parents should really be hands on to their child during this early stage. Don’t worry, classroom-type of activities are not included in this design. The beauty is that you can help your child develop by practical means. Bring him or her outside and explore nature. Explain simple concepts through bonding as parent and child.
- Elementary Stage Children
- You don’t need to rush things when homeschooling your kids during this level. You have to introduce them the basics slowly but effectively. Add up their time of desk work as time goes by. At this stage, fieldtrips or outdoor activities are best to be done. Let them touch, feel, see, explore and be practical.
- As a parent, it’s natural that you would want to be hands on particularly at this stage of your kid’s life. This is the volatile times as their bodies and inner beings pull through drastic changes. At this stage, it’s better for you to encourage them to demonstrate their feelings, responsibilities and progressing independence—of course, with you as their mentor and monitor.
- You might be taken aback or be intimidated with this stage of your child’s life. Your reasons—whatever they are—are valid. However, think of it positively. Teens are more independent and not clingy. They understand your words clearly and are more mature compared to the earlier stages. They can also participate in the design of their lessons so you can actually be free of the pressure. Moreover, you can monitor their activities closely. Compared to their counterparts, they focus more of their responsibilities and maturity, growing to be more self-reliant and confident. Yes, they may miss the prom or the great high school games, but these kids tend to face real life more responsibly and develop strong family sense.