Are you new to homeschooling and finding it a bit more difficult than you were expecting? Whether your kids have attended school somewhere else, or you’re starting to homeschool in the preschool or kindergarten years, adjusting to a homeschooling lifestyle does take some time. It’s often said that the first year of homeschooling is the most difficult.
It helps if your kids are happy about being homeschooled, and often the younger they are, they more accepting they are about homeschooling. If you’re pulling the kids out of public school because of a substandard school district, you might meet some resistance from them over missing their friends.
On the other hand, by the time they reach sixth grade, most kids are mature enough to know the difference between what they know is best for them and what sounds like more fun. They may be very much on board with homeschooling.
Finding the perfect curriculum for your family may take some time too. Commonly, what a family starts homeschooling with has changed by the end of that first year. The process of trial and error means that sometimes what you thought would work well for your kids somehow didn’t live up to your expectations. Luckily, there are so many different types of curricula on the market, that with a little persistence you’ll find something that works well for you.