It is a growing trend that parents and children are turning towards homeschooling in growing numbers. The perception that homeschooling allows children a lot of freedom from conforming to a regular routine is right only to a certain extent. There needs to be checks and balances from the parents’ side as in the case of conventional schooling to maintain a standard of education.
It is important to set a routine :
The timing may vary from child to child as per convenience but the pattern should be set. It is a must that the child must have the awareness that there can be no procrastination.
Spend some time :
The parents should try and spend some time to supervise the work done by the child everyday. This will ensure that the child is always maintaining a steady work schedule and is motivated to learn. Parental interest is a must to encourage self study.
Engage them with some activities :
Children need activity and can easily get bored if there are no sports or physical activity to channelize their energy. It is a good idea to get children who avail homeschooling to join sports groups in the neighborhood where they can play.
Your child needs social interaction too.
A conventional school has a setting where there are friends and teachers. The same can be availed of if the homeschool has clubs and forums where the child can participate and be part of groups. It is important that parents encourage children to enroll and participate in the same.
Children need to be monitored
As they are not mature enough to follow a disciplined approach to learning. Adult supervision is a must while interacting with teachers, assignment completion and evaluation and examination times.
Small steps that can be very helpful in making homeschooling easy for your child. Institutions like International Schooling can be helpful in making the transition easier and smoother.