When a family learns together there should be a goal that helps them map out their learning dynamics. By setting clear and measurable family goals you will help your homeschooling students to gain more confidence in their abilities and a sense of satisfaction with a job well done. Here are some family goals that you can consider adopting for your homeschooling family.
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Scheduled Family Fun Time
Teaching your children how to have fun together is just as important as teaching them their lessons. Ensure that there is a scheduled family fun time every day. Also add a special fun outing for the family each month. This shows your children that there is more to the world than just studying at home.
Family Discussions Each Week
No matter what age your child is, he will have some issues that may be bothering him. In this case it is good to have an open channel of communication where the child knows that his side of the story will be heard by the full family. Encourage a family discussion time over a holiday every week. Ideal day would be when both parents are available to participate in the discussion.
Taking Care of Siblings
Not only must the elder siblings look after the younger ones, but the younger ones must help the elder siblings in their tasks and chores. Teaching the children team work is an important aspect of making them grow up into well rounded personalities. Give tasks out to each child and ask their siblings to help them with the task. These could be daily chores like laying the table, cleaning up the class room, or even watering the plants. Or they could be more specific challenges that you set for the children.
Each Sibling’s One on One Time with Parents
Being together with your family is a good thing, but it is important to remember that each child in an individual. That individual needs to develop his or her own unique relationship with each parent. So devise your activities at home or out of the home in such a way that each sibling gets one on one time with each parent. Common interests can help set the bond in each relationship.
Article Inspiration: About Homeschooling