What is Homeschooling? Part 4
Homeschooling is a family effort.
Because academic life and home life are not separated, a synergy occurs in homeschooling, and that synergy involves the entire family. Each member—parents and children—brings something to the table.
Even if one parent is the primary teacher and the other the primary breadwinner, both are pivotal to the homeschool’s success. The teacher will have an insider’s view of each child’s journey and the breadwinner will have a more objective view of the homeschool. Both need to have the freedom to voice their observations in order for the homeschool to function optimally.
Each child offers their own talents, interest and perspective to the mix as well. It is not uncommon for older children to read or explain what they are learning to younger siblings. Likewise, younger children get involved in projects by lending a helping hand. The result is that the older child is often excited to share what they know, which helps them retain it, and the younger learn by the exposure to new ideas. It is a win-win for both.
I hope this series has been beneficial to you and your family. If you have questions, please send them to me. If I don’t have the answer, I’ll be happy to research it or give you a nudge in the right direction. Be blessed!
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