Homeschooling takes more patience to sit than work

Victoria - posted on 01/24/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )




Hello everyone!I am schoolong a grade 1,grade 5,and grade 7 at home.I enjoy having the time with my children but I do get frustrated with the house falling around our ears as we work.Litttle ones still want to be the center of attention and they do find ways to get it by pulling out books from the shelves or climbing on the table to hepl the kids do school by scribbling on their text books!My four year old constantly distracts my twelve year old with silly games or taunts him with toys and such!How do you keep it together while making a fun learning environment?

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Marcia - posted on 01/27/2010




Give your younger ones something to do. (I home school too) I also try to include the youngest when ever I can. They usually love to sit on your lap during reading or doing crafts. If you want to talk more e-mail me at

Sheri - posted on 01/25/2010




Homeschooling is tough, especially with the big age difference. I had to set up a schedule and plan each lesson for each individual child.Ex. I focused on the little one first giving them the most attention because the older ones were able to work alone(This is the time the older ones would read books, watch documentaries, research, etc.) Later in the afternoon I worked with my older children because by this time the younger ones are calming down(less energy). I could shift my attention towards the older children and work with them. You have to learn how to balance your time with each child. When your homeschooling you have to be creative, it's not always about teaching at set times. I

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