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Homeschool – staying connected

The world has become a jungle of knowledge. Wherever you turn, you find a new fruit that just has to be passed on your child. In the middle of all the knowledge we are applying and showing, we sometimes forget to talk and relax with our children. A mom who doubles as a teacher needs to leave the teacher behind and simply become mom for a few hours every day.

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Listen to your child. Do not just hear the words but notice the emotion too. Many children find it difficult to express exactly what they want. Talk to your child about general stuff and allow him to be ‘just a kid’. When you talk to your child, ask for his opinions, they will appreciate and be pleased, plus this will add so much to their self-confidence.

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Most parents interrupt when their children are trying to talk. We, as adults, detest it when someone cuts across our lines. Kids keep quiet because they are forced to be silent when we shut them up. But this is unhealthy and unfair. Allow your child to finish and then express your views in a rational manner. Your child should have the confidence to confide in you.

Gentle parenting is the key to successful homeschooling. Be a parent first, and then a teacher.