Homeschooling parents often get frustrated because their kids simply won’t do what they say when it is ‘school time’. They are sloppy in their school work, lack motivation or refuse to listen to instruction. If we see homeschooling as a separate part of our life – like an event we go to, or a programme we sign up for, we look for a new role (like that of teacher or Principal), with new or different discipline techniques, to deal with their behaviours. But homeschooling is a parenting issue – the way we deal with these things in the other parts of our life will be effective during study times as well.
As a parent:
I know the uniqueness of each of my children, I know their strengths and weaknesses. I know what encourages them, motivates them, or excites them. I need to take this information into the choices I make for homeschooling.