You still have time to instill a strong work ethic and time management skills in these last years of homeschooling.
Either way will be effective; it just depends on your child’s personality. Another method I’ve found effective with preteens and teens is to have a set amount of time for school. However, if they have not managed to finish all their schoolwork by free time, they must complete the rest of the assignments as .
Knowing they will be cutting into their own free time, as opposed to scheduled school time, provides stimulus to work a bit harder. I’ve found that by simply giving my children half the math problems on a page and then setting a timer, I can avoid many conflicts.
Simply having the child correct the problems they get wrong (or didn’t get to do), plus two extras from that page is often enough of a consequence to motivate a child to work quickly without rushing and making simple mistakes.
Teens love their technology, their friends, and their independence, so they make prime candidates for consequences.
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School is back in full swing and I thought you might be looking for a little help to supplement your child’s education.
Here is a list of resources that I have used both as a homeschooler and an elementary school teacher.
It could be they need a hand setting up a schedule or an outline.
Once they get help in the area they are struggling with, they usually do well with it on their own, but you may experience a few lapses over the teen years when you need to swoop in and assist again.