FEATURED GUEST BLOG: Are you a family that can't get motivated to do much in the morning? Of your children are energetic, full of creative juices and ready to run off through the wilderness in search of adventure? One Mum writes about her experience with homeschooling in the afternoons...
''Long before I ever had Caroline, I read a book called Homeschooling: A Patchwork of Days: Share a Day With 30 Homeschooling Families. (This was also pre-homeschool blogs for the most part!) The book gave a day-in-the-life story of thirty different homeschool families. The families varied widely in curriculum, size, location, etc. But one thing I took away from that book that meshed with my own personality was the fact that the morning is the critical time to get moving. Even if you start later in the morning, you need to do homeschooling in the morning. Even if you also homeschool in the afternoon, you have to get going in the morning.
So I carried that expectation with me after I had Caroline. We would get busy on our school work and then have the rest of the day free. With only one child it was very conceivable that we could finish all of our formal schoolwork in just a few hours in the morning. And it fit so well with Charlotte Mason’s ideas which I also found appealing.
Except Caroline isn’t ready to do school in the morning.'... READ MORE
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