Choosing to homeschool your child is a simultaneously rewarding and challenging endeavor that has gained in popularity over the years, and for a good reason. According to a 2019 report by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), from roughly 2000 to 2016, homeschool enrollment went up to 1.7 million, almost doubling. Whatever your reason, at Empowering Confident Youth, we understand that you only want what’s best for your kid. With this in mind, we’ve put together a few tips on how to take your child’s homeschooling experience to the next level.
Education is more than math problems, essays, quizzes, and homework assignments. Learning should be a constant in everyone’s life, whether your kid is completing 5th grade or anticipating their senior year. Helping your child to understand themselves, their motivations, and their interests so they can set their own goals and definition of success is the first step to empowering them with tools that will last for a lifetime. Ultimately, your pupil will grow bored with their curriculum unless they can find their passion and purpose for pursuing their education and activities.
Every parent knows that high doses of TV, videogames, and screen time aren’t the healthiest options for a child. If you want to empower your kid to reach their potential, instead of having them veg out on the sofa or complete yet another boring math problem, have them create something. It could be a painting, sculpture, growing a plant, composing a journal, recording themselves singing or making music – the possibilities are endless. The point of this activity is simple: rather than consume other people’s media, your child will make something that is uniquely them, that comes from a place of joy, feeling, and purpose. Once this ‘something’ has entered the world, it may be the push they need to tap into what drives them forward.
With the help of our innovative, flexible, and easy to understand curriculum, you don’t have to guide your child to success and self-determination by yourself. Not only do our classes take up a relatively small amount of time in the comfort of your home (one hour a week, for 9 to 10 weeks), you receive a complete instructor manual, student workbook, fun activity kits, and expert assistance from our team. If you’re interested in empowering your child or have a question for the ECY team, feel free to contact us today.