Do you hover when your kids are doing their lessons, or do they mostly work independently?
Oh yes. the goal is always to get them independent, and i tell them that. But They are too young and immature for much independence. As soon as I turn my back they are either daydreaming or fighting. They still need "proximity control."
I have things scheduled so that I work with the kids for about 4hrs a day. Then they have independent time to work on things. We are home, I'm a mom, and of course I am always easily accessible. It's peaceful here but there are distractions still. I've incorporated things into our day to help with avoiding distractions and to encourage time management skills.
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Warning: This iPad enjoys auto correcting into jibberish. I have three kids 17, 10.5 and 9 yrs old. This mama works, homeschools, and explores life + varied interests.
I stay in the same area, but my kids are pretty self sufficient in thier lessons.
Quoting SusanTheWriter:It depends. She can work independently, but she has to work at the kitchen table or in the living room to stay on task. If she works in her room, nothing gets done. So I don't "hover," but my presence is felt.
It depends. She can work independently, but she has to work at the kitchen table or in the living room to stay on task. If she works in her room, nothing gets done. So I don't "hover," but my presence is felt.
I never hover. I help them as they need it. Many times they ask me sit next to them. They enjoy doing things together.I usually try and encourage them to figure things on their own
I do hover. Ds, 9, is easily distracted and needs the supervision.
I'd like to be upstairs with Sierra. And at first I did stay in the room. But DS kept messing with the computer cords. It was so bad that he crashed my Dh's pc because he kept turning it off and on. I couldn't keep him away from them. So I started staying downstairs. She comes down when she needs help or if her work is offline and shes feeling lonely.
A little of both, maybe. 8)
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