March 5, 2013

A homeschool struggle

The struggle between playtime and school time is a constant tension in our house. On the one hand, the benefit of homeschool is that my kids get a ton of imaginative playtime. I certainly want to encourage this time while they are still interested in playing imaginatively. But as the teacher/task master/killjoy of the house I feel like I am having to constantly pull the girls away from their fun play. It's the least fun for me too. If I could just get them to understand that if they get their work done at one time instead of stopping all the time I wouldn't have to nag them all the time and they would get more uninterrupted play time.

Any suggestions? What do other homeschool families do to keep kids on task?

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