Homeschooling can be the key to the success tool you have to underpin your children's education. Often, the teacher can be a parent or a close relative although in today's society many of us hire tutors due to our busy work schedules. When working together as parents it may be wise to divide the subjects between both of you to allow your child to engage with you both. This can also help in terms of time availability, your child's homeschooling schedule can be split between you both. Whatever the case, children need time with their parents, you might be surprised at what a good teacher you can be with a little effort, as a rule, parents make very good teachers.
Teaching your child does not involve a clinical presentation of facts. Learning has to be integrated with life skills, tender loving care into your child's daily life for education to interest your child. That is why parents are vital to your children's educational attainment. Grandparents can also make great teachers, especially since they have an abundance of patience.
Parents can end up leaving the teaching to schools and paid tutors because they feel they do not have enough skills and knowledge, how do you think your child would feel when they see you researching how to become a better teacher with their interest at heart? There are voluminous homeschooling forums and resources online that are free and aimed at helping parents and children improve. You will find curriculum packages, support groups, online help desks, virtual schools and library resources are all available for you to access. All you need to do is make a start and conquer that sense of vulnerability that can creep in when you take on new challenges. Ask yourself the question, how does my child feel when having to absorb new knowledge? perhaps just as vulnerable as I feel now?
Think about joining local support groups than can be an excellent source of help, ideas, and material. You will also get the opportunity to meet more experienced parents at homeschooling who can give you an abundance of tips as well as offer their insight and advice. When you have settled into the homeschooling routine, like anything else you will find your own method and style to deliver the best support towards your children's education.