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More and more individuals are searching for alternatives to public education system. That is no surprise since the US public education system is rated 25th in the world in science and reading and 38 in mathematics. To a great number of families homeschooling looks more attractive every day. The issue with this is that if you search the Internet for homeschooling programs the info you will find is in many cases biased and misleading. Everybody in search of homeschooling resources needs to consider attending a homeschooling convention like those offered by GreatHomeschoolConventions.Com. At our event you can find a wide range of homeschooling programs. You will be able to attend lessons and interact speakers like Dr. Kathy Koch, Pam Barnhill, and others. The objective of our gatherings is to equip you the families not only with the right information but also the resources you need to start a successful homeschooling program. If you’re unable to find programs about homeschooling in Whittier City, CA, we urge you to participate in one of our trade shows.

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You would think that with so many families searching for homeschooling resources in Whittier City, CA additional details would be available. It is no secret that the state of California is trying to keep parents from homeschooling their kids. As California’s AB 2756 proposition shows. Even though homeschooling is not new it took new life in the late 80s early 90s by Catholic families to integrate their moral values into their kids education. After two decades of criticism no one was expecting. That is, kids who’re homeschool are more successful in life, make better decisions, and have higher moral values and respect for others. Regardless of false propaganda homeschooled kids participate in online learning, friendships, and additional activities as the typical public school student however without hazards, like standardized lesson plans and gun violence. Nowadays several experts have raised the question I’m wondering if homeschooling is the answer to the education crisis in the United States. At GreatHomeschoolConventions.Com we simply want to make you aware that you are not alone on this journey. For more info about what Great Homeschool Conventions has to offer please take a look our blog.

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3 Tips for Distracted Parents of Children on Home School Programs

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“What do I have to do to get you to listen, kids? Oh, wait, I have to take this call….” Some of us struggle with teaching distractible children. Some of us struggle with distractible us. When I enrolled my bright, highly distractible nine-year-old on homeschool programs, I had many concerns. One was, “It takes hard work to keep myself organized. Now I have to organize him, too?!?” It was scary.

But parents who battle distraction can do homeschooling more effectively.  The tips below are going to be applicable even if your children are not enrolled in a homeschool curriculum.  Be less distracted by following the three steps below.

Kids on Home School Programs Won’t Distract You If You:

  1. Recognize when and where you get distracted.
  • Did you stay up too late again, reading homeschool blogs, online forums, or catalogs, in search of the perfect curriculum?
  • Are your kids late again to swim lessons because you decided to squeeze one more thing in before you left the house?
  • Do you usually serve dinner later than you wanted to?

Maybe you have mastered these temptations, but struggle in other areas. Think about when and where you get distracted, and what distracts you. How much time would be freed if you learned to manage it? What could you accomplish instead? (I recently, regretfully, took a favorite game off my iPad, and viola, more time to read!)

Seth Godin’s blog, “Don’t Shave that Yak,” struck a chord with me. “Yak shaving” is a term coined by computer geeks at MIT. “Yak shaving” means the thing you ended up doing when you meant to be doing something else, but it required something else first, which meant you needed to do something else, … and so on.

  1. Realize routine can be your friend.

(That’s “routine,” not “rut.”) Routines free your brain, rather than wasting time deciding minutia over and over. A few of many ways to build routine:

  • Set a weekly trip to the grocery store on your calendar, same day every week.
  • Each week, write a weekly schedule for your homeschool on a whiteboard. My son loved being able to glance up and see if karate was today and what time Grandpa was coming to teach history.
  • Every week, review the past week and consider the week ahead. (Sunday afternoons or evenings are a good time for this.) Plotting the week out can help you be more realistic. “Sam’s starting with the new physical therapist this week, Katie’s got two rehearsals before her concert, so it’s time for easy suppers, and I’ll put that new book in the car so I can read while I’m waiting.
  1. Enlist your family’s help.

“Whoa!” you say. “I don’t need them nagging me.” That’s my job. It takes humility to receive help. Sometimes those who know us best can give us a hand. When we enroll children in homeschool programs, we often plan errands on our way to or from lessons. Whenever I planned too much, my son would tell me. Oddly, my distractible, impulsive nine-year-old was always right. Would I have the grace to listen? Eventually, yes.

My husband is chronically punctual. (Poor man, married to “just-a-minute” me!) Late in the evenings, he’s quit working and is reading in the living room, unwinding before bed. Meanwhile, I’m dashing around the house, getting “just a few more things done.” Guess which of us is ready for bed on time? Guess who falls asleep faster?

So when I’ve got lots on my mind, I sometimes ask him to remind me at a set time to stop work for the evening. (To be fair, I don’t ask for this help if I’m feeling touchy. I try to sort myself out first because I don’t want to shoot the messenger.) He sets a timer and is very patient with me.

So spot chronic distractions and let routine and family help you fight them. Next time, I’ll talk about technology and share three more tips for distractible parents. So, what are your favorite strategies for beating distractibility as a parent of children on homeschool programs?

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