It does not take an advanced degree to be a great teacher to your children. You should use a combination of basic skills and things you have learned throughout your life. If you hit any bumps in the road and are not sure what to do next, use the tips here to help you get back on the right track.
Teach your kids how to follow instructions by giving them a recipe which fits their capabilities and have them follow it on their own. They should start by creating a list for the grocery, then pay for it and understand the change they get through a little math lesson (you can even throw in tax information) and then create and enjoy their masterpiece in the end.
If another family nearby is homeschooling, get together and coordinate a field trip for your children. Your kids can socialize with similar children and enjoy themselves. It can also save money on locations you visit with groups rates.
Learning isn't restricted to your children - you also have to learn as much as you can about the topics you teach, how to teach more effectively and how to run an efficient homeschool. You can find a plethora of information online on blogs, websites and through videos and podcasts. Locate experts in the field and follow what they share. Pick up books and keep them as references. The more you know, the more your kids will learn.
Before you start homeschooling your child, go to a few events designed to educate potential homeschoolers and gather some homeschooling resources. You may feel overwhelmed as a teacher at first. Outside instruction on the homeschooling process, including classes and seminars, will help you build confidence and teach more effectively. Even if you are already homeschooling your kids, attending these events can help you continue your own education.
Most people think that it is simple to teach their children at home. This is not something that is easy at all. It will take a lot of hard work and patience on the part of you and your child. Hopefully the information above will help you along the way.