Home education is hard work for you and your kids! Here are two tips for keeping the love for your children alive. This is part seven of my Top Ten Tips for Homeschooling series. Find links to the other tips below.
Keeping the Love For Your Children Alive
- Once in a while, play role reversal with students who are old enough to read but young enough to still “pretend.” Assign these students a chapter or a lesson to teach you. First, they have to prepare by studying the subject and coming up with a suitable quiz, game, or hands-on project. Second, they are allowed to act like you and “fuss” like you with all your quirks and expressions. Third, you in turn pretend to be the student and act up as much as possible to playfully mimic their worst behavior. Hopefully, they’ll learn far more from this experience than just the subject they’re teaching.
- Though I didn’t plan for this ahead of time, I discovered a special “love song” for each one of my children that was popular when they were born. The older my children get the more special these songs are to me! We’ve used them in our family movies, and I danced with my son at his wedding to “our song.”
Here are my special songs, which I hope will you inspire you. I would encourage you to fine a special song to help keep the love for your children alive.
Heather – “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack
Kyle – “I’ll Always Love You” by Taylor Dane
Ashley – “From the Moment” by Shania Twain
How about you? Do you have a tip for keeping the love for your children alive in your homeschool?
Top Ten Tips for Homeschooling Series
- Living by the Week
- Simple Household Management
- Managing Meltdowns
- Homeschooling at Home
- Date-free Lesson Plans