I was wondering if there are any moms in here that homeschool? If so how do you keep them interested and focused? I homeschool my 6 year old. He is developmentally delayed. It's not hard to get him started but it's hard to keep his focus after about 20 minutes he is done and wants to go off and play. We do field trips and stuff like that so he's not just sitting at a desk all day doing it. Any advice would be great.

Amy PhroperBeatrice, Nebraska
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    Theresa Gouldhome schools I believe.. or did.. and there are few moms here..

    I think that you do field trips is awesome and so important for BOTH of you..

    Maybe just make the learning times shorter.. with a reward system set up.. 20 minutes and then you get up and do something.. then 20 more.. and a reward chart?

    20 minutes is a good time.. for any 6 year old so you're doing great!
      Amy Phroper
      We just moved to town so I haven't had a chance to check it out and see if there are any in my area but I will look into it. Thanks.
        8Theresa Gould
        I agree with Mandi. The beauty of homeschooling is you get to tailor school according to your child's individual needs and interests. It's hard for us moms who went to public school to break out of our " school" mindset. Your child is learning wherever he goes so field trips are a great way to enhance learning!

        I don't think at 6 he should be at his desk all day. Our six year old gets a 15-20 minute reading lesson, has handwriting and math every day. We focus on the three R's (reading, writing and 'rithmetic). Other subjects are taught intermediately and not usually every day and not always from a desk. Books, videos, and farm life teach our children about a lot of other subjects.
        About Amy Phroper
        Current: Beatrice, Nebraska
        Birth: September 17
        On since: Apr 8, 2014
        My name is Amy. I'm a SAHM to 3 kids. I homeschool my 6 year old and my 2 year old. I have been married for 8 years.