Are you thinking about homeschooling? Below are a few truth bombs about homeschooling that you might not have thought of. I hope they will give you a little bit of an insight into the reality of homeschooling.
The Truth about Homeschooling
- Firstly, homeschooling is 24/7 because kids are curious and they want to learn. As a result, they can’t switch off this desire over weekends or at night.
- And everything in your life becomes about learning; from going to the shop to making beds.
- You need heaps and heaps of patience because spending so much time with your kids can be difficult.
- You don’t need a homeschool room. As long as you have a table, you can homeschool.
- You don’t need loads and loads of books, stationery and equipment. Just let kids use their imagination. Or use things around the house, for example. And there’s your local library too.
- You don’t need a strict routine. As you’ll see, you have time on your side so see what works for you and your kids.
- Sometimes you’re going to have homeschooling block. But remember that you have Pinterest! You can also use unit studies, which are a great way to get inspiration. And don’t forget my unit studies planner in my free homeschool resources library.
- It’s OK to use technology. Technology can save you a lot of money and planning. And more importantly using computers and tablets is a useful skill for your kids to learn.
- Don’t get stressed out if your kids can’t do something or really struggle. It’s not your teaching. I can guarantee you that! Give them time and support. This is what makes homeschooling great!
- Keep track of everything you do. It doesn’t have to be super detailed or complicated. It will help you to see what works and what doesn’t.
- Never feel that you’re not doing enough. The fact that your kids are getting one-on-one attention and that learning happens all the time, means that you’re doing enough.
- People will ask about socialisation. This is such a buzz word related to homeschooling. But socialisation happens everywhere. So it doesn’t have to happen in a particular place or situation.
- Baking may seem like frivolous fun. But it is an incredible opportunity for learning.
- Don’t let people judge your decision to homeschool. After all, you are doing what you feel is best for you and your family.
- Lastly, it’s OK to have fun, to take a break, to sleep late or to go on holiday from time to time. Above all, don’t put too much pressure on yourself. The fact that you’re homeschooling means that you’re doing enough.
Do you Have any Truths about Homeschool?
These homeschooling truth bombs are from my experience. But homeschooling is such a personal and varied experience for each family. What are your truth bombs? Drop me an email or comment below.