Help with Homeschooling Daughters

by mercedes
(US)

Questions about Homeschooling Daughters

Questions about Homeschooling Daughters

Both of my daughters and I agreed on homeschooling but I do not have experience with it and I want to homeschool them myself. But they are 12 years old and 15 years old. What should I do? What time should I wake them up and let them out of "home school"? Please help!


Hi!
Welcome to the wonderful world of homeschooling! You can structure your day around your family's needs and schedules. When you homeschool, it doesn't matter when you start or when you finish. Some families begin their homeschool day early, while others like to start later on.

Often the curriculum you choose dictates how much time you will spend working on different subjects, etc.

What is really nice about homeschooling is that once your kids are done with their work, they are done. They don't have to wait for a classroom of students to finish, or wait for a bell to tell them they can go to their next class/subject, or wait until the end of the day to get out of school. My kids have lots of time to pursue their interests and younger children have lots of time to play and explore.

If you have more questions, feel free to post them; I'd be happy to answer them. Other visitors provide helpful guidance and help as well!

Blessings,
Heather


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Oct 23, 2010
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homeschooling teens
by: Anonymous

I have 3 teen boys. Two are early risers and like to get their work done by noon. The third likes to start around 10 am and he doesn't mind taking all day.
We have a morning discussion at 9, maybe history, current events, prayer needs, 3x/week. All have a weekly schedule with outline of expectations: Math, Lesson 3, Prob 1-15; Science, Read... Lit, Ch 5 and discuss w/ mom, paper due for Comp next Monday and so on.
I proofread and edit papers, help with math and chemistry problems, demo lab write ups, and so on.
One boy likes to work with quiet in his room, one likes the kitchen table and one prefers the arm chair in the Living room.
They are expected to help with chores. We have classes with other homeschool kids here and in other places w/ parents tutoring. We go to library at least weekly where they can study, etc. Often meet up w/ other kids for work on projects, team reports.
Balance studies with good relationships and provide meaning for their work.

Dec 01, 2010
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Thank you!
by: Kimberly

What should i do can i homeschool them myself , do i need a diploma? i really have no experince with homeschooling.???

Dec 01, 2010
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You Can Homeschool Your Children Yourself
by: Heather

Hi Kimberly!
Yes, you can homeschool your kids yourself! Many parents successfully homeschool their children with only a high school diploma. What state do you live in? I can provide more information for you depending on what state you live in. Even if you don't have a high school diploma, there are options for you.

You will find that most homeschool curriculum is very user-friendly and is quite easy to use. For example the math curriculum we use, has lessons that are written out for me. I read them with my daughter and ask her the questions. I don't have to worry about how to explain different math concepts; the wording is provided for me. For older children, if you don't feel confident in certain subjects, you can purchase teaching dvds, or use an online or software program.

Some families belong to a homeschool group or co-op so their children can take classes that are more difficult to teach at home, or to take classes that a parent may not feel confident in teaching (high school physics, chemistry, etc.)
How old are your children?

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