Asked by Anonymous at 12:44 AM on Oct. 23, 2008 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by Anonymous at 12:48 AM on Oct. 23, 2008
Answer by hibicent at 12:53 AM on Oct. 23, 2008
My advice as a homeschool mom is to figure out a way to get him interested in the school work. I don't know what your situation is or what curriculum your using but I think that's what I would try to figure out. Such as, if your using Houghton Mifflin readers, to instead take him to the library to pick out his own story, and then adjust the questions or writing assignment at the end to match the story he just read. My thing is that you want to instill into him a life long love of learning, and not make it a tedious. I tried Saxon math on my 1st grade daughter last year and ended up getting Calverts math this year because Saxon bores the younger students to tears, and Calverts is colorful and not as repetitive.
As Christians, we want our children to LOVE God because of all the wonderful things he's done for us and the promises he made to us, not because they're scared of god and think their bad people who are going to burn in hell forever if they don't right?
IMO, you should approach education the same way you approach learning about God.
As for disapline, I agree with the other ladies, I take away privledges when needed and only spank when they do something dangerous and I need to get across a stronger message.
Answer by Kimebs at 6:55 AM on Oct. 23, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 10:56 AM on Oct. 23, 2008
Answer by bekabunnie at 11:28 AM on Oct. 23, 2008
Homeschool doesn't have to be like 'school'- your son shouldn't be sitting in a desk- if he wants to lay on the floor, on a couch, in the grass. He can learn math at the grocery store, about biology catching spiders and drawing them in notebooks...
Check out Cindy Rushton and Charlotte Mason...
Go with what he is interested in. If he is curious about basketball, take him to the library, and get some books on famous players, and the math involved in making a basket, do crafts with basketball themes, play basketball with him, make sure he is loved. Learning will come...
Answer by TXdanielly at 2:47 PM on Oct. 23, 2008
Answer by But_Mommie at 4:09 PM on Oct. 23, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 5:12 PM on Oct. 23, 2008