Magazine September 2013 - Page 20

coloring and drawing supplies, board and card games, and busy bags that I made last year. I would also like to include my children more in what I’m doing. That’s one of the great things about homeschooling. It’s not all about the curriculum. We can still learn so much together in day to day life. If All Else Fails… Through prayer and persistence I’m going to do the best I can to successfully homeschool my family. But if for some reason we have a day where life gets the best of us, I won’t give up. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” ? Mary Anne Radmacher 7 Proven Steps for Successful Homeschooling Q u o t e s f r o m H o mesch o o l i n g A nd Loving It! Reb e c c a Koch e n d e rfer Step 1: Set goals based on your child’s interests. Step 2: Discover your child’s learning style. Step 3: Assess your curriculum yearly. Decide on your semester and daily schedule and adapt your teaching style to match your child’s learning style. Step 4: Budget for products, tutors, and materials to support these goals. Step 5: Organize your time to manage your life and peace of mind. Step 6: Prepare for high school graduations and college. Step 7: Create a Custom Learning Plan for each of your children.