Saturday, June 2, 2012

Homeschooling Challenges

A lot of people acknowledge that homeschooling is no fun.  They can't imagine how a parent manages the home and schooling at the same time.  They can't also imagine how a parent was able to let their child get into school mode when they are playing.


Every night before going to sleep, I always ask Kib what is he going to do the following day and he will say, "School".  Next question that I will ask is when is he going to play.  Kib will say, "Finish school first and then play after."  I feel happy that he knows his responsibilities but sometimes Kib forgets.  In the morning, we are struggling with getting up from the bed.  When Kib is already on his study table, sometimes he will stare blankly on the wall and has be reminded to get back on track.  There may be times that he will be tempted to bring some of his toys to the table and play with them in-between his schoolwork.  There are times that there's drama. He doesn't want to study and cry over his PACEs.  As a result, our lessons last for four hours, but when he is in the mood, he can finish all of his work in two hours or less.



And yes, I will agree with those people who say that homeschooling is hard.  But for me, it can only be hard if you don't put your heart into it.  

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