(Excerpt Taken From Today’s Guest Post written by Heidi Ciravola for Hip Homeschool Moms)
It is that time of year where everyone is looking ahead to next year. Yes, I said next year! We are all looking forward to nicer weather and winding down with school for the year, but our thoughts are with what to do for next year. With all the homeschool conventions, curriculum fairs and giveaways it is hard not to get lost in the swim of it all. New and old homeschoolers alike ask themselves questions like:
How do my kids learn best?
Is this the right curriculum for us?
Does this fit into my schedule?
Can I really teach science?
How do I choose, when there is so much out there?
I offer this food for thought, choose what is the most “mommy friendly homeschool method” for you. I have this theory (however unpopular it may be, especially with my children), that learning does not always have to be fun. Sometimes you just have to suck it up and learn it. Anyway you slice it, at some point they are going to need handwriting that others can actually read (unless they become doctors of course!), they will need to learn to add, subtract, multiply, and divide, and I am thinking that learning to read is pretty inevitable as well! But does it always have to be fun? I say “NO, not all the time.” We all have to do things in life that are not fun, like have a tooth pulled, stand in line at the DMV, pay our taxes, etc.[sep]
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