About Nadene Esterhuizen & her Blog
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?
What are your favorite blog posts?
What's a good way to motivate and support children who are struggling to learn a certain school subject?
turn those frowns upside down where I suggest you: 1.Assess - find out what is wrong or why your child struggles. I list many factors. 2.Plan - pray, play, keep things simple, short and sweet, find fun activities that build skills 3.Motivate - I have a whole list of ideas in my post, but here's a sneaky preview: # Plan your timetable together. Let them choose with you. # Put 1 fun activity in each day. # Create short lessons. # Use the motivational ideas such as the workbox systems/ ticking off a task list/ surprise gifts/ sweets for completed work(I don't endorse this, but it works for some) / star charts etc. # Do difficult work in a new way. Play educational games, fun drills, songs. Use different techniques until you find the one that works best. # Stick to the time limits. Keep the lesson short and sweet. # Keep one day of the week for informal studies/nature studies/ music/ art and poetry. # Be prepared. Set up the schoolroom the night before. Put out a new activity or create a surprise. Kids love this! A simple encouraging note at their place will do wonders! You’ll also start the day with a twinkle in your eye! Blessings, Nadene http://practicalpages.wordpress.com