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What do you think are the greatest advantages of homeschooling?

What advice would you give to a mom who is considering homeschooling her child?

What's one homeschooling challenge you've faced, and what solutions did you find?

How do you get a fidgety or unfocused child to sit and do homework?

Heather

I've found that MOVEMENT is the key in our home when one of my boys gets fidgety or lacks focus. Since we homeschool, we have the flexibility to really limit seat-work, but when we need to get some done, I find that frequent breaks are so helpful. Our brains receive much needed oxygen when we move, stretch and run around. Whenever my oldest son gets restless, I turn into 'drill-sargeant' mode and demand 10 push-ups. With glee, he drops the pencil and does 10 - bootcamp style. We proceed to race laps around the house, shake out the silly's and then sit down to tackle some more problems. We set a goal and then head out for a walk afterwards!
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