5 Steps That Will Support Your Homeschooling Success

So you have decided that homeschooling your kids is the educational pathway and lifestyle that suits you and your family.

Now you wonder where to begin and how to do it. Here is some great supportive tips to lead you on your way. Always remember the more you know the further you go !

Homeschool Success Tips

1. Research Pathways

There are many different pathways of homeschooling and depending on the state you live in many different education requirements you need to meet.

Educate yourself to define the exact commitment level and style of homeschooling you want for yourself as the tutor and that of your child/kids.

2. Comfortable Environment

Create a learning environment that is comfortable is far more important than where the space is located. It may be on the kitchen table or under an annex of the caravan, it should not matter. Provide a comfortable chair / cushion and have learning resources that are easily accessible.

Have a water bottle close by with some small healthy snacks to nibble on.( you don’t get that comfort in a regular classroom) Sometimes even light music in the background is good. If our kids are comfortable it means less distraction for them and us !!

3. Be Specific

Be specific and create some achievable goals. One of the perks of homeschooling is the parent has the freedom to set lessons and curriculum that suits the learning pace of the child.

Therefore you have the ability to construct and help facilitate your child in reaching them. Set goals that are related to the individual interests of the child and their wellness.

Include goals that are educational and some goals that are physical. eg educational might be learning times tables and physical might be running 5 laps around the backyard.

Reaching and achieving goals is a great way to nurture your childs self esteem. It also ensures progress and develops commitment.

4. Nurture Not Teach

One of the main reason that kids enjoy homeschooling so much is because it does not follow the typical school routine. Homeschoolers have the opportunity for more freedom and flexibility in their daily life.

We don’t want to mimic the classroom however learning does need to take place and kids do need a little lesson structure. So with that in mind DONT TEACH – instead encourage and observe.

Try not to instruct them on what and how to do something and certainly do not hover over them like teachers do. Allow them to follow their natural instincts to explore something first. If they are stuck or not progressing, ask them questions.

Observe their behaviour. Are they interested in the subject matter, do they seem distracted, are they finishing fast ? From these signals you can usually find a solution to the problem ( toilet, hungry, not interested or speed up the learning pace)

Research does show that when kids are given the opportunity to chose how they learn and for how long it can actually increase motivation and increase attention span.

5. Be Aware

Yes there are some pitfalls to homeschooling and we need to be aware of them and avoid them. Firstly we need to ensure that our kids are socialising with likeminded kids, maintaining social contacts and developing authentic friendships.

Secondly, too much freedom and flexibility can derail and distract us from achieving and setting goals. Thirdly, don’t compare kids to each other and don’t compare yourself to anyone either.

All of these apply to both kids and parent. And always remember you are doing the best you know how.

Conclusion on 5 Steps To Homeschool Success

These little steps are provided to support you on your homeschool journey. Should you need further information on any of the steps above visit my weekly blogs or contact me via email and I will be happy to give share my experiences and provide support in any way I can.

With love and kindness

Ursula x

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This is the book I wrote my younger self about doing it successfully. Take it from some one who has been there.

It is everything I have learnt from my 18 years as a full time educator, mum and housewife.

It is everything you need to get started.

Ursula Boston

About The Author

My name is Ursula Boston. I’ve been educating my daughters as a proud homeschool mum for nearly 20 years. Alongside managing our household and small business from home.

If you want to learn how to do this from someone who has actually done it. Twice! I will show you HOW.

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How To Homeschool E-Book Cover

How to Homeschool – The Good the Bad and the Ugly Realities of Doing it Successfully

This is the book I wrote my younger self about doing it successfully. Take it from some one who has been there.

It is everything I have learnt from my 18 years as a full time educator, mum and housewife.

It is everything you need to get started.

Ursula Boston

My name is Ursula

Hello and Welcome !

I’ve been educating my daughters as  a proud homeschool mum for nearly 20 years. I have also been married to a very patient man for 28 years and have combined all this with running our household as well as managing a small business from home.

Our oldest daughter is currently completing her PHD in Clinical Psychology and our youngest has entered her final senior years of High School. 

If you want to learn  how to do this from someone who has actually done it… Twice, I will show you HOW.

I do not claim to be an expert , nor am I a qualified teacher but I am qualified to share all my experiences. From our humble beginnings of teaching from the kitchen table through to the advancements of  digital learning on the laptop.

I will happily share with you tips and tricks that will guide and support you along this daunting yet equally amazing home school journey

No Pay… but plenty of Pride ! 

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