Be serious with your child future

Written by Madhur.G.Bajaj

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Preparation begins at home right fromrepparttar time your child is born . A rich and diverse learning experience will help to create a complete and well developed personality. This isrepparttar 109369 best way to prepare your child for success in school. Donít you think so? Feel free to get back to us.

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What Is Homeschooling and How Do I Know If It's Right FOr My Family?

Written by Anita York

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As an example to get you started, I'm going to share with you what I wrote on my list nine years ago. My Educational Beliefs 1. I believe my child's attitude about learning should be: One of continual curiosity and seeking of knowledge. 2. I believe my child's learning should lead towards a lifestyle that is: Rural, physically active, creative. 3. I believe these basic values should be part of my child's learning: Respect for others Loyalty to family and friends Honesty Generosity 4. I believe children learn best: Through hands-on learning experience, reading, workbooks. 5. I believe a teacher should: Provide side-by-side assistance and direction. Interact withrepparttar child. Providerepparttar 109368 structure within whichrepparttar 109369 child may explore, experiment, study and achieve. Provide a good example of excitement in learning. 6. Other beliefs: I believe my child should grow up to be self-reliant and occupationally secure in a field of high interest to them. Now, that wasn't too bad, was it? Don't give up on this until you have at least something written down, but don't agonize over it either. You can come back to it later if need be. Next, start a paper or file titled ?Life Goals For My Child.? I want you to write down what kind of person you envision your child being as an adult. What are your hopes and dreams for him/her? What educational gifts do you hope to be able to help them find that will serve them their entire lives? I'll share mine from 9 years ago, just to get you started. ?Life Goals for My Child? 7. Be literate. 8. Be self-reliant. 9. Compete well in their chosen field of occupation. 10. Appreciate art, music, and literature. 11. Be creative. 12. Be inventive and resourceful. 13. Be healthy, mentally and physically. 14. Co-operate with others. 15. Maintain a strong sense of self-worth. 16. Maintain a life-long curiosity, seeking knowledge as a way of life. 17. Look torepparttar 109370 future with a sense of excitement and adventure. Forrepparttar 109371 last exercise, start a third paper titled: Why We (I) Am Going To Homeschool Our (My) Child? (Yes, single parents can successfully homeschool their children.) You may not have allrepparttar 109372 answers for this one yet either, but just get something down. All of these ideas and beliefs can start getting mixed in with other people's opinions once we start educating ourselves in depth about homeschooling, and you'll be glad you have these lists tucked away. Okay, here's my old list: Why We Are Going To Homeschool Our Children Our family consists of myself, my husband, a 21-year-old daughter, a 19-year-old daughter, an 8-year-old son, a 7-year-old daughter, a 4-Ĺ year old daughter, and an unborn son due in 6 months. My two oldest daughters (from my first marriage) were inrepparttar 109373 public school system forrepparttar 109374 whole of their educational years. It is largely a dissatisfaction withrepparttar 109375 public schools and all it's attendant problems (academic, social, and moral) that has caused us to makerepparttar 109376 decision to homeschool our youngest children. We decided, even before our 8-year-old son (the oldest ofrepparttar 109377 younger set) was born, that somehow we would find an alternative torepparttar 109378 public schools. We want to homeschool for some additional reasons. We want added closeness with our children. We want more independence, greater control over our family's moral and philosophical values, and better awareness of our children's interests. We dislikerepparttar 109379 thought of any government agency--no matter how well meaning--directingrepparttar 109380 raising of our children. We intend to homeschool because we do not want our children's academic, social, and moral education taken out of our hands. We believe these areas of a child's education are a parent's responsibility, right, and pleasure. I'd like you to spend some time going over these lists until you feel they accurately reflect your feelings about homeschooling your children. When I did these exercises, I had only a vague idea about why I wanted to homeschool and what kind of education I wanted to help my children acquire. These simple exercises helped me to ?solidify? my ideas and providedrepparttar 109381 basis for our future homeschooling methods. I hope they help you to dorepparttar 109382 same. Keep these lists in a safe place and add to them as you explorerepparttar 109383 possibility of homeschooling your child.

Anita York has homeschooled her four children for 15 years. She is a contracted Senior Editor, Editor, Copyeditor and Manuscript Screener for three publishers. Her book "You CAN Homeschool Your Child" is available at:

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