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How to Homeschool Part 9: If someone is crying, the lesson is done

Understanding how learning works is so important for all of us, but especially for home educators. One of the simplest things to keep in mind is: If your child is stressed, sad, scared, being scolded, or crying, they are not able to learn. Do not let your frustrations override your compassion as a parent. This video talks more about this important topic. (Don’t miss the resource link under the video)

@enrichment_studies There should always be time for kindness and gentleness in your homeschool.💗 #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolmom #howtohomeschool ♬ original sound – Erica Johns

Recommended Resources: (referral links used)
Learning How to Learn

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How to Homeschool Part 8: Joy is a great teacher

In your enthusiasm (and possibly in your fear) for doing a Really Good Job Homeschooling, it can be easy to fall into the trap of trying to recreate school at home, and becoming overly strict or rigid in your methods. I want to encourage you to embrace the opportunity you have to allow home education to capitalize on JOY. In this video I explain more about what I mean by that.

@enrichment_studies What does joyful learning look like at your house? #Homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolmom #howtohomeschool ♬ original sound – Erica Johns

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How to Homeschool Part 7: Deschooling

Homeschooling is full of wonderful benefits, but even positive changes can be hard. In this video I share my thoughts about letting there be some transitional down-time and sensitivity for you and your kids as you get used to your new way of life.

@enrichment_studies It’s a big change to go from regular school to homeschool. Time, patience, flexibility, and love will help you get through it successfully. #Homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolmom #howtohomeschool ♬ original sound – Erica Johns

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How to Homeschool Part 6: Tools, equipment, and supplies needed to homeschool

You don’t need a whole school room outfitted with a bunch of technology to homeschool. Just some simple basics will surely see you through your initial foray into home education. Here are my top tips:

@enrichment_studies What would you add to this list to help new homeschool parents? #Homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolmom ♬ original sound – Erica Johns

Recommended resources: (referral links may be used)
Libby app (once you have a library card, great for ebooks, audiobooks. FREE!)
Check out your local library’s website to see what is available to you as a cardholder (Great Courses, Duolingo, etc.)
My favorite HP printer
White boards (lap size) with Dry erase markers with built in erasers
My favorite laminator

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How to Homeschool Part 5: Prep work and setting the stage

Adding homeschooling to your life changes several things about your home environment, lifestyle, and needs. In today’s videos I share my thoughts on starting point items for you to be aware of so you can start planning for how to address these new items.

@enrichment_studies How to Homeschool part 5: what would you add to this list? #Homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolmom ♬ original sound – Erica Johns

@enrichment_studies Some things to think about as you take on the responsibility of homeschooling☀️ #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolmom ♬ original sound – Erica Johns

@enrichment_studies #duet with @bvanwage The library is your secret advantage as a #homeschoolmom #homeschool #homeschooling ♬ Solo – Clean Bandit,Demi Lovato

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