So my son and I have completed our first weeks of homeschooling and after almost having a nervous breakdown and having to change my strategy a few times, I wanted to share our biggest success story!
I am big on reading. While my son was in public and private school it was like pulling teach to get him to read. As part of our home academy, I started requiring at least 30 mins of reading per day. This increased to 40 mins. Today, my son ASKED if he could read for an hour! SUCCESS!
I realized that asking a child to read after spending 8 hours at school was lunacy. It wasn't that he hated reading, it was that he was simply exhausted!
I'm more confident now than ever that I am raising life-long learner!