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June 15th, 2012, 07:25 PM
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Hi,

My name is Bea and I plan to start homeschooling my 2 school age kids in August.

I am totally clueless.

I have a newborn and I am planning to work from home. Anyone have any advice at all on selecting a work schedule that works well with the kids school schedule?

Does anyone have a home daycare? Im thinking of watching a couple of children from home possibly. I just want advice on avoiding being totally overwhelmed.

Any positive words will be appreciated. Im unsure what to expect at this point.

thanks!
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June 17th, 2012, 11:09 AM
2pinks&ablue's Avatar Chantelle
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Welcome!

I think you can work homeschool with any schedule, but if you are able to choose your own work schedule I would try to plan around when you think your children will work best. As for the in home daycare, I'm considering it but haven't yet, but how hard it will be would probably partially depend on the ages of the kids you care for. Young children will nap, and you could use that time to teach. Older children will probably only be there afterschool, so you could teach in the mornings.

I'm sure someone else will be able to give you more advice
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June 18th, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Thanks a ton for your response!
Im doing the orientation process right now for homeschool.

Really, i am trying to weigh my options and figure out what will work best for my children.

THANK YOU.
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June 19th, 2012, 10:43 AM
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How old are your kids? How old are the ones you'd be watching? If you'll have babies/toddlers in the mix, try to HS during their nap times. If you have older kids, they can work independently quite often with only a little introductory instruction from you. Most kids tend to do best when their minds are fresh first thing in the morning, but some prefer to "wake up" a little and do school later in the day. Just figure out what works for you by trying several scenarios before you take on other kids.
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June 20th, 2012, 08:52 PM
in_mommy's Avatar I am just me
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Welcome!! I agree with what has already been said. If your kids are morning people then you should really try to plan their school time then. Do a test run a few times doing fun things to see what type of schedule you should try to achieve and then go from there. You can do it, it may require many changes to the schedule until you get it right but that is ok.
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July 2nd, 2012, 03:38 PM
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Thanks so very much!
I am thinking my kids would do best in the morning so I am choosing to work in the afternoon to evening hours.

Both my kids are under the age of 10 so I think mornings are best.

I will do my very best to make this work.

THANKS
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