10 Habits of Patient Homeschool Moms. You know that frequently losing your patience (and control) is not a healthy reaction. You want to be a better role model for your kids. And, that loss of control is pretty scary. Fortunately, there is hope! You CAN be a more patient homeschool mom. It will take practicing new skills and positive habits.
As a homeschooling parent, one of the things I enjoy most about Homeschooling is the freedom to select from what seems like an endless array of inspirational ideas, educational styles, methodologies, and my very favorite, experiential wisdom, made available on the internet, from books, curriculum, educators, and conferences.
Figure out the legalities. Just as public school curricula vary from state to state, so too do the rules about homeschooling. “The best thing for parents who are thinking about getting started is to be prepared,” says T. J. Schmidt, an attorney with the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA).
Tap into your local homeschool community. Like anything else, homeschooling can get lonely without outside support. But as homeschooling gains in popularity, many zoos and museums are instituting events designed specifically for homeschool parents. In addition, homeschooling co-ops, in which parents trade expertise, are cropping up in different areas.