October 1, 2010

Motivation and The Homeschooled Child

I wrote an article entitled "Motivating Learners in Your Homeschool" at SimpleHomeschool.net. Some days just seem to be wasted. But are they? Head on over and leave a comment about how YOU motivate your kids.

2 comments:

The Finn Family said...

I followed a link to your blog this morning from Secular Homeschool and I've spent the last hour devouring post after post. Your words are exactly what I needed.

We started homeschooling this year with our four children who range in ages 3-9. While we are all enjoying our time together, I've had this nagging feeling that the structure that we've tried enforcing was not doing anyone any good. I have friends who unschool, but I couldn't imagine how to make it work in our house. Your posts have inspired me to just dive it and try to let most of the structure go. I want so much for my kids to love learning; it is something that I did not develop until I was in my late 20's and I feel like I missed out on so much. I don't want that to happen to my children! And since the structure that we've been enforcing in our house just seems to make everyone cranky and frustrated, it certainly is not helping our kids love learning.

I am excited to delve into the rest of your blog!

Lori said...

I think the first year you home school is the "trial and error" year. After that you let go of a lot of the structure. I don't "unschool", but my idea of "structure" has certainly changed during the five years I've been home schooling.

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