How to Homeschool without Making Your Child An OutcastWritten by Michael Nelson
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Sports are important: Next to school, sports teams provide best environment for your child to form deep bonds with other kids. They spend a lot of time at practice and root for each other in games. Also, you’ll be meeting other parents while watching all games. If your child has physical problems or would embarrass himself on a playing field, get them involved in activities like Boy/Girl Scouts or any other local organization for children.
Let Pop Culture into Home: Some homeschooling parents maintain strict control over what their child is allowed to listen to on radio, watch on television, and what they do on internet. While it is important to keep them away from dangerous situations, it is also important to let them be exposed to same influences as other children. Remember that your child is already facing an uphill battle to not be considered “weird.” Imagine how much worse it would be for them if they didn’t know any of hot bands, cool TV shows, or what clothes other kids wear? Without being exposed to mainstream culture, they will have little to talk about with other children and will have a hard time relating to others.
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A Look At HomeschoolingWritten by Demetria Zinga
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A third factor to consider is TYPE of curriculum you will want to use. What will be your teaching philosophy? There are a number of internet and print resources that can help you learn more about different homeschooling pholosophies that exist, such as: Montessori method, Charlotte Mason method, Eclectic method, Classical Education method, Distance Learning, Waldorf Education method, and Unschooling. Do a search online and find out as much as possible about each method and perhaps find a fit that suits needs of your family best. Overall, homeschooling is a wonderful way to teach our children in a culture that may not be as supportive with our children's education as we would like. Homeschooling is not for everyone, but by same token, neither is public education. Doing what's best for our children and their start on a lifelong education is most important. ------- Demetria Zinga is founder and owner of www.faith-media.com, a technology and consulting firm which specializes in web design and hosting, graphics and print designs, internet marketing, and e-training. She is also founder of www.christianladies.net, an interactive ezine, blog, and podcast for Christian women.
Demetria Zinga is the founder and owner of www.faith-media.com, a technology and consulting firm which specializes in web design and hosting, graphics and print designs, internet marketing, and e-training. She is also the founder of www.christianladies.net, an interactive ezine, blog, and podcast for Christian women.