Are you an Eclectic homeschooling parent? Most of us are but have you ever really thought about it?
In our household we adapt many of our studies around what my boys are interested in studying. I believe that it is the corner stone to homeschooling successfully. This technique of homeschooling, allows my boys to move at the pace that is most comfortable for them. While also providing the most challenge for them as well. We also love adding some other activities to our lessons to make them even more memorable to the boys. During our cave man studies, we took about a week reading, making cave drawings ( on paper of course), and even discussing eating habits of our ancestors. The boys even loved the idea of starting a time line from the beginning of human civilization.
Almost every homeschooling parent I talk to does something like this with their children. After all, it is why I became a homeschooling family to have the freedom to adapt our academics to best suit each one of my boys! One of the very first sites where I realized that I was an eclectic homeschooler was on my favorite secular homeschooling site! The members on that site, gave me ideas on how to mix things up for my boys. The inspiring homeschooling stories that were shared on the site made me push the envelope when it came to teaching my boys. I started going into further depth with science projects, letting my third grader speed ahead in math until it was starting to get harder for him.
What type of homeschooler are you? You just might be Eclectic and Secular homeschoolers!