|

Setting Goals

The homeschooling style you use impacts the goals you set. For example, if you choose to do school-at-home, your goals will be the same as the public school's goal and you will try to complete certain lessons by a certain time. If you choose to unschool your children, then you will encourage your children to set their own goals. If you choose relaxed homeschooling, then you might set broad goals for history and science but very specific, semester-by-semester goals for math, grammar, and spelling. The most important thing is to be sure to consider your child's strengths, weaknesses, interests, and learning style when setting goals. You may also want to have a special reward or celebration when a goal is reached. For example, you can offer to take your child to a special amusement park once they have mastered their multiplication tables. Or, instead of paying your child an allowance, you can pay him for the academic jobs he completes. Your goals, like your homeschool, will be unique and will reflect your family's values and personality.

    Excerpted from: Homeschooling for Success: How Parents can Create a Superior Education for Their Child by Rebecca Kochenderfer and Elizabeth Kanna
|


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

thanksgiving crafts & recipes

Make this Turkey
Day fun for the
whole family with
these essentials.

GO

highlights

3 Fun Thanksgiving Games for Kids
Looking for some great Thanksgiving games to play with your kids? Print our free Pin the Feathers on the Turkey game, Pin the Hat on the Pilgrim game, and Thanksgiving Parade Bingo game for loads of laughs this Turkey Day!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top Family Movies in Theaters for the Holidays
Taking the kids to the movies is a special family treat for the holidays! Don't miss 2014's best family films in theaters from Thanksgiving through Christmas.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!