Homeschooling Process: There are many different reasons people choose to homeschool their children: there is the economic benefit of avoiding high private school fees; there is the convenience of scheduling schooling around other family activities. One of the most important benefits of homeschooling is the flexibility to tailor your child's education. It is a well-known fact that every individual has individual needs, and homeschooling allows you to create a learning environment that suits your child particularly.
When you undergo homeschooling, you must have a clear curriculum and mind and a plan to execute it. But within that plan, you should understand that you have a tremendous amount of flexibility: there are many different ways that a child can learn something and many different things to learn in a given subject.
One of the best ways to ensure a high learning retention level is to encourage your child to take a personal interest in the homeschooling process. Although this may seem obvious, many people growing up who went through a traditional school system will probably agree that their education was received authoritatively: schooling and your education was something that was done to you, not with you.
When homeschooling, however, you can take advantage of the almost unlimited flexibility at your disposal and let your child take a more active role. While you can't, obviously, let your child do whatever they want education-wise, you should always explain to them a given education plan and see what they think.
For example, when you start your school day, outline the day's plan with your child. Depending on his or her age, you can also explain the reasoning behind the plan. If there are any things the child seems averse to doing, try, and take them seriously. Of course, you should not avoid certain subjects or activities simply because your child doesn't like them. However, it would help if you asked your child why they don't like something in the day's plan and suggest alternatives. You will be pleasantly surprised by what your child comes up with and incorporate it into the day's work in many cases.
As much as possible, you should have a list of alternatives in mind for assigned activities. The idea is to try and think of alternative activities that accomplish the same task for the homeschooling process. If your child protests against a certain exercise, then you can offer them an alternative. This can be extremely effective in getting your children to learn material that they dislike.
Oftentimes the child has to feel that he or she is more in control of the situation to enjoy it. Even though you are ultimately controlling your child's education by granting them small allowances and choices while still sticking with the larger picture, everybody wins: your child feels he is doing what he wants to do, and you are still teaching your child what you want him to learn.