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7 Smart ''Unschooling'' Tips to Practice Now — Even If Your Child Is in ''Regular'' School

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3. Coaching: Play a Role in Your Child's Education


Although students spend most of their days with a teacher, you as the parent know your child and his passions better than anyone, Aldrich said. Take as much time as possible to teach your child about the world by exposing him to a variety of experiences.

"Rather than dropping your kid off somewhere before you go to the grocery store, bring her with you," he said. "Involve her in everyday experiences. She'll get to see the world through your eyes, and you'll get to see the world through her eyes." Children will see math, reading, problem solving, and decision making in action when they're along for the ride during "grown-up" activities.

Next: 4. Customization: Add Flexibility to Your Child's Learning

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