Solutions to the 5 Common Homeschooling Concerns
Learn solutions to 5 concerns on how to maintain and develop systems to help your homeschool run efficiently. The 5 concerns are:
- It takes us all day to clean the house, we don’t get to schooling.
- I’m the only one cleaning – they don’t do anything
- My children don’t get along
- Too many goals, want to do them all
- My little ones take up too much of my time
Diann Jeppson is wholeheartedly engaged in the grand adventure of family building and community development. She is the chairman of the Family Forum conference and co-creator of the Family Builder Program. She is the founder and former President of the American Youth Leadership Institute. She and her husband Adam live in West Valley City, Utah and have four daughters.
These are Tresta’s notes from Diann’s presentation:
5 concerns on how to maintain and develop systems to help your homeschool run efficiently.
Solutions to these 5 concerns:
1 – It takes us all day to clean the house, we don’t get to schooling.
Create a Consistent Learning Time by:
- Minimize Mornings
- Clean kitchen in the evening
- Simplify your space
- Establish a system
2 – I’m the only one who cleans – my children don’t do anything
Teach them about family work by:
- Give them choices on what chores to do
- Celebrate their complete work
- Turn on music to work by
- Teach them how to work
- Tell them stories about work
3 – My children don’t get along
Teach them the role of a learner:
- Give a space for each child for learning time
- Give them something to do while you’re reading this will help extend learning time
- Have private chats to enlist them in getting along
- Book – Siblings without Rivalry
- Have a “Child of the Day” – system for decreasing contention
- Use words like, “When you choose to govern yourself you may” or “do you need to be excused?”
- Celebrate – when we have 20 days of successful learning we’ll go…
4 – I have so many goals, I want to do them all
Learn to prioritize by:
- Start with one thing.
- Judge each item on your list: think what the fruits and the consequences of each. Weigh the results
- Follow the “1 percent principle”: progress happens from consistent 1 percent improvement.
- Craft a measurable plan use time frames
5 – My little ones take up too much of my time I don’t get to teach the older ones.
Remember: “The baby is the lesson”
- It’s important the older one sees how does mom take care of the baby’s needs
- Create a plan – have 20 things for little one to do while you’re teaching/reading. Offer them one at a time
- Get apps, CD’s, educational services to help you with the needs of the little ones
- Get a toddler desk for them to sit at
- switch out activities often
The event, Parent’s Guide to Homeschool Survival took place the Spring of 2013.
Do you love Homeschooling
but sometimes feel overwhelmed?
We can relate! In the fall homeschooling can be wonderful and exciting and filled with energy and lots of plans. By February and March the energy has faded and we begin to wonder if we’ll get through all the plans we made last fall.
Here’s what we fight against:
- So many choices in schools, co-ops, academies, and curricula
- Each of our children desire something different and keep changing
- A typical day does not always go as we planned and negative emotions set in
- We have mixed emotions
- Feelings fill our mind – are they getting enough? Are they behind? What if …?
- We compare ourselves to other homeschoolers and feel inadequate
We have all been there! Let’s make this year different. A little shift in perspective and you can have an increase of energy and joy that will help you last through the end of the school year.
WHAT IF YOU WENT INTO THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR FEELING REFRESHED AND CONFIDENT?
What if you:
- received the light, love, and healing God is already sending to you.
- knew how to spot SPARKS, the genius of a child
- knew 3 keys to helping yourself and your children get an education that truly creates impact.
- learned one simple principle that would turn your homeschool around in just a few minutes and restore interest and enthusiasm right now
- knew how to nurture a relationship with your child
- lived what you know that you may know more–even God.
- knew the key to a thriving homeschool
- knew how to get your homeschooler into college
- and your children knew how to find and teach doctrines and principles easily
Sounds too good to be true right?
As Homeschoolers we are powerful creators! And we have a great responsibility and impact on our family and our community. Your perspective and vision can create change faster than you can imagine. You are doing great!
Here is our gift to you!
These wonderful homeschoolers throughout the United States have gotten together to bring you The Parent’s Guide to Homeschool Survival. Each presenter will give you a quick (15-30 minute) training that will inspire and encourage you to make it through the end of the year with a smile on your face and loving children around you.