I’m a stay-at-home mommy, and now I’m also teacher to my two boys during the pandemic. They had been in private school, which I thought was better than public school, but teaching them at home has taught ME a lot. I have been able to see what they are being taught, and how I could utilize their time better to let them enjoy life and turn school lessons into “life lessons.”
My husband has shown them how to fix manual and power tools, and they’ve built electrical circuits together for experiments. They’ve cooked with me, gardened, done laundry and even learned to sew! I wasn’t sure I could manage homeschooling them, but with my husband’s encouragement we’re discovering new solutions daily.
We have so much more to talk about at dinner too. You were right about your suggestion to go online to find fun and engaging ways to teach boys. We’re doing more hands-on activities than before, and because we’re also playing and exercising a lot, they’re in better shape while they’re having fun. Our bond is getting stronger with my teaching them at home, and I’m able to individually tailor the learning to each one and not for a class of 25.
Thank you for planting the seeds of homeschooling within our family. They’re definitely beginning to grow roots!
The Joys of Homeschooling My Boys
The Dr. Laura Call of the Day Podcast