I think this post is comforting and has some common sense advice on homeschooling multiple children. I know a few of you out there facing this challenge! And I agree that much of the challenge is what life presents rather than homeschooling per se and managing life is a good lesson in itself! I wish I could pass on a calmer way of doing that. It’s something I work on everyday. But at least I work on it :)
I will never forget one of the stories of my husband’s great-grandparents. They were celebrating their seventy-fifth wedding anniversary and people at church asked great-grandma to stand up and say a few words about having a successful marriage. She stood up, and probably to the chagrin of most of the people there wanting inspirational words, said, “Well, it hasn’t been easy!” and sat back down again.
I feel a little like this when readers ask me about homeschooling children in multiple grades, especially in the land of Waldorf Education, where things are often so….teacher intensive…..
It just isn’t always easy. (I know, not what you want to hear! )
Oh, sure, people can give you tips. I have given out “tips” before, especially in this post: http://theparentingpassageway.com/2011/04/17/crafting-a-homeschool-rhythm-to-work-with-multiple-grades-and-ages/ and in this post: http://theparentingpassageway.com/2011/04/14/homeschooling-children-in-multiple-grades/ and here: http://theparentingpassageway.com/2009/05/05/homeschooling-multiple-children-with-waldorf/
This is the thing with “tips”: they are…
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