By Guest Author Marcia Washburn
[Editor’s note: In “Eight Habits for Highly Successful Homeschooling, Part 1,” Marcia discussed the first three habits. You may read Part 1 here.]
HABIT #4: Become a student of your child
Study your child. What is his temperament?1 What is her learning style?2 What is his love language?3
Is my child ready to learn this particular skill I’m trying to teach? One of our sons taught himself to read at age four; another was still not reading at age ten. We set aside the phonics materials, continuing with his other subjects; when we returned to reading instruction six months later, he could read! It was simply a readiness issue.
Another son rapidly progressed to third grade math while in kindergarten but got stuck on division. He stayed at the same math level for two years until his readiness level finally caught up and he moved on again.Read More