A major difference between successful homeschoolers and those who find they scramble along feeling somewhat tentative about the whole process can be summed up in one word: FOCUS.
As homeschooling has evolved as an economic force with which to be reckoned, the number of products made for homeschoolers has sky-rocketed. Never before have there been so many different types of curriculum and pseudo-curriculum from which to choose. One step in the door of a Homeschool Convention and you will know just what I mean. (You undoubtedly already knew!)
Let’s forget about products and curriculum for a few minutes.
What do you want to accomplish in your homeschool?
To answer that question, ask yourself, “Why do I homeschool?”
Write down your answer somewhere prominent. I recommend having it tattooed on the back of your right hand.
You will want to refer to these results over and over again. Most of us need to have a visual reminder of why we are adopting this particular lifestyle as some days tend to cloud the issue for us.
Once you understand what it is you want to accomplish via homeschooling, then you have a marvelous starting point; you have focus.
Next we’ll talk about what to do with that focus.
I’ll be back soon and pick up here. =D