Things tend to become overwhelming as a new homeschooling mom and all of us experienced ones have been there. But once you get through those initial years, you slowly realise that it was the best decision you have ever taken and how your life had changed for good. We now wish we had some help during our turmoil times but you don’t have to be in the same boat.
To help you through the difficult days, here are a few tips that you can follow as a new homeschooling mother. These will ease things down and you will enjoy the journey right from the start.
First, find help from where it’s available
Accept the fact that you are new to this and you have huge scopes of improving. You will make a few wrong choices and these are the times you tend to feel lost. Find a support group, talk things out and seek help from the expert mothers. They will guide you through your starting phase and you will slowly see things coming back on track.
Never stop learning
And always find time to do it. You may know more than your children to teach them but you need to constantly update your knowledge. Pluto is no more a planet and you don’t want to be caught off guard when you see it written in the books. As a new mother, it is easy to feel confident but keep your reading habits intact.
Make schooling fun, not a task
We tend to go overboard in our quest of giving the best to our child and we make the whole process a task. Always remember that you can still learn without a strict routine. Include some fun activities during school hours and make things playful. Let your child enjoy his time by keeping things stress free.
Bond as a family
This is the greatest gift of homeschooling and you must cherish every bit of it. Design your curriculum to include quality family time in it and spend more and more time with your child. New moms think education is a priority and it definitely is, but bonding with your child is that much important.
Lastly, take a deep breath and relax
Trust me on this, there’s absolutely no hurry. No one is rushing you and your child doesn’t have to learn everything in her first year. You get to design her syllabus, so decide without taking too much pressure. Take things slow and learn at a pace that suits you all.
Have a great time and Happy Homeschooling!