Home School Heartbeat Radio Program
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Are children always willing learners? Unfortunately, no. How do you handle an unmotivated child? And is there hope for a homeschool family experiencing this challenge? Mike Smith explores these questions on today's Home School Heartbeat.
We all wish that children would always be willing learners, to have a level of maturity where they would continually concentrate and focus on the task at hand.
Every homeschool family has experienced an unmotivated child at one time or another. It's a frustrating time which can shake our confidence in our decision to homeschool.
Fortunately, most families do not experience extended periods with difficult children. The homeschool environment is a significant aid to refocusing a child on learning.
But what if you have a child who will not learn?
The first thing is to seek help. Homeschooling does not have to be a lone family experience. Other homeschoolers in the area will be able to offer assistance. Other families may have different perspectives and new ideas which worked for their children. There is nothing new under the sun. Sometimes just reaching out for a helping hand can make all the difference in the world.
Don't be afraid to try new methods or a new approach if the current system isn't working. Children are unique individuals who learn in a variety of different ways.
Hang in there and don't give up if you have a difficult child. Eventually, with God's help, you will see improvement. And until next time, I'm Mike Smith.
Vickie Farris' book, A Mom Just Like You, addresses the big issues that homeschool moms face. For ordering information, visit us online at www.homeschoolheartbeat.com. Or call toll-free 866-338-8614.