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More tips from the Oak Meadow archives

10 Ways to Create and Maintain Balance as a Homeschooling Parent: You don’t need to be superhuman to homeschool successfully! In fact, the key to making homeschooling successful and sustainable is remembering to prioritize your own needs as the home teacher. In this article, you’ll find tips and techniques to create balance and to make homeschooling part of the natural rhythms of your life.

Using a Weekly Planner to Find the Rhythm in Your Homeschooling Life: No matter which end of the organized/spontaneous spectrum you identify with, you can find support and a sense of ease by using a weekly planner. Once you get in the habit of spending a bit of time each week planning and setting a schedule, the weight of all that responsibility is lightened.

The Freedom to Be Flexible: The Oak Meadow curriculum is designed to be flexible so home teachers can adapt it to their family’s needs, but knowing how to do this does not always come easily. This article discusses ways to make adjustments and to optimize all the learning opportunities the curriculum offers.

Motivating Middle Schoolers: There is no doubt that middle school students can be challenging to engage at times, and this can be especially true for home teachers who are also parents. This article includes tips on how to accommodate and encourage your middle schooler’s need for independence within the homeschooling environment.

How long is a typical homeschool day?: Many homeschooling families wonder how long a typical homeschool day should be. Use the suggestions in this article as guidelines, and remember that every student and family is different. Continue to embrace the things that work and gently let go of the things that don’t. With a little flexibility and creativity, most families and students quickly discover a rhythm to their school day and week that works well for them.

Need more guidance? Professional assistance is available.

Oak Meadow offers a homeschool support consultation service, and several of our teachers provide private tutoring. Click here to learn more about these support services.