Pandemic Homeschooling: Am I Doing This Right?

Yes. The answer is yes.

Sharing for any families who are being thrown back into at-home learning, virtual classes, or homeschooling. 

Confession: I dreaded homeschooling.

I love kids, I love my son, and I love watching him learn… but I truly thought I would hate teaching. Although I loved attending University and I love learning, I also had zero clue about how to be a homeschool parent, and no idea how to actually teach. At all.

Children forget the majority of the content they learn in school, especially if it’s not relevant or interesting to them. 

Have fun. We all learn and retain more when we’re having fun.

Foster the joy of learning for the sake of learning.

Let your child lead the way: We learn and retain more when we’re exploring something about which we are curious. 

We are both strong-headed, willful, and spirited… and I have come to love that about us.

Read my article in Modern Parent.

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Published by Neurodiversity MB

Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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