How to Be a Good Quitter in your Homeschool: Part 1

Janice Campbell

Writer, speaker, entrepreneur. I believe in doing what matters.

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  1. Lind says:

    I have to agree with you on a couple of things! If it is not working, drop it and move on. We did this with writing for a couple of years. No matter how hard I demanded that she write, my daughter simply would not, so I let it go, she could dictate paragraphs, or use speech recognition software, then suddenly, she was writing a book. She is doing so well with writing, I’m considering enrolling her in a course at Time4Writing (not free, but certainly worth it).

    Civil War was the same way, couldn’t get her interested, then we went to Shiloh battlefield, just being among all that history caused her interest level to rise to an amazing level. Who knew a little “hands-on history” would have such an effect? I certainly didn’t or we would have done it earlier! Keep doing what works, and change what doesn’t, ah the beauty of homeschooling! Happy New Year!

    • Thank you for sharing those stories, Lind. They illustrates the point that students are just like anyone else. They need to have something to say before they will want to write, and real experiences can create real interest that results in lasting learning. It’s amazing what can happen when education becomes interesting!

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