If you are a family with an only child and you’ve thought about homeschooling I want to tell you that it’s possible! Homeschooling an only child is a privilege that brings a harvest of blessings.
Homeschooling an only child
I love homeschooling my only child (most of the time!) but it does come with its challenges. This series will show you the advantages and the challenges to homeschooling an only child. We’ll also talk about the differences in homeschooling introverts and extraverts, tips for social opportunities, and a great list of resources just for homeschooling an only child.
Assumptions about the only child family
People often assume many things about families that choose to have one child – some positive but more often negative. And, when you add homeschooling, you’re opening the door to even more assumptions.
People generally assume homeschooling an only child is the easiest thing in the world. After all, you only have one kid to manage and teach! And I’ll be honest, in some respects, it is easier – there’s less laundry, the house is (marginally!) cleaner, there’s more free time (maybe!).
But, there are some disadvantages (more on that in another post). One of the biggest disadvantages (especially for introverted moms) is the need to always be ‘on’ – you are the sole educator and playmate for your child.
On the flip side, you have an opportunity to create a strong bond and relationship with your only child and homeschooling together only deepens that bond.
5 Days of Homeschooling an Only Child:
- Advantages of Homeschooling an Only Child
- The Challenges of Homeschooling an Only Child
- Socialization & Homeschooling an Only Child
- Homeschooling an Only Child: Introverts & Extraverts
- Resources for Homeschooling an Only Child
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