Successful Homeschooling, It Depends On You

Be cheerful and enthusiastic about school. The children will take on your attitude. The way you feel shows in your actions, your voice, and the look in your eyes.  You can’t hide it. Children will quickly pick up on the way you feel.

You can’t head into the school day in a bad mood feeling grumpy and impatient then expect your child to be a good student. Even if you have the best curriculum in the world, it won’t take the place of a patient, kind teacher. You will need to present the lessons in a cheerful, happy manner that makes learning enjoyable.

Demand of yourself what you expect of your child. You can’t get lazy. You must take it seriously for your child to take it seriously.  You be strict with yourself first.  Get yourself to school on time. Let your actions show the child that you care and that you are serious about doing homeschool.  If you lie in bed two hours late not especially feeling like doing school today, what is you child going to think?  You are sending a subtle message that, “school is not important. We don’t really have to do this.” Then the child will act it our ten times worse. Next day when you try to wake him up, you’ll have a battle on your hands with no ground to stand on.

Be stricter on yourself. Show him the good example.  Let you actions send the positive message,”School is important. We can do this. We will do this. School is wonderful so let’s get learning.”

You, the parent and teacher, get your homework done.  Have your lessons ready. Have yourself ready on time.The Success of your homeschool depends on you.


Lily Ann is a mother to six bright children. She has enjoyed great success in the area of homeschooling. She is always looking for ways to improve and loves to learn new things. Please visit her website.

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Lily Ann is a mother of six who has who finds great joy and success in homeschooling. She and her family enjoy cooking, sewing, singing, gardening, playing the piano and walking together. They live happy, joyful lives filled with new adventures. Lily Ann likes to learn new things and is always looking for ways to improve the things she already does, like homeschooling and parenting. She wants to raise her children to be honest, upright citizens.


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