Learning in your homes


Often when we shift from schooling to homeschooling, the anxiety of “not missing an opportunity” can put a lot of pressure on parents as well as on to the kids.

Here are some ideas to begin and slowly fond your own way to move ahead

  1. Everyday bring one planned exposure for your child – something you do together. It can vary from cooking to maths.
  2. Preferably have fixed time and place for that – both of you commit to being disciplined (this helps, else it gets diluted in few days when other pressing issues of maids and conference calls pop up),
  3. Rest of the day can be self-driven – both of you are free of each other and do what and how you want to do.
  4. If possible share your planning in the beginning of the day – so you both are aware of each other’s needs. Clarify “will be able to drive to the swimming pool or not”. It may help in a peaceful day.
  5. At the end of the day – share and reflect. You can reflect in many different ways. Some samples here
  6. As you go along add music, dance, peers, different activities, cubs, courses etc in your agenda.

ENVIRONMENT – Make the environment rich with resources – you do not need rich resources, but you need resources. A bag full of different ropes and threads can be a rich resource to explore many concepts, you will be surprised your child spending 3 days with it.


  1. Create resource together, arrange them, organize together – this helps in working independently, else throughout the day child will keep coming back to you “where is that? and you would not want to leave your conference call in-between”.
  2. Creating together also helps in managing together – you are not the only one trying to fix a broken speaker.


  1. Visit places
  2. Visit people
  3. Create a peer to peer opportunities (any age)
  4. Travel
  5. You work on any project
  6. Invite people to work on different projects

While you do all that keep on looking for solutions for the various problems you face (you think).

  1. what you decide to do, do you really do?
  2. watching TV the whole day
  3. not focus on one work
  4. need inputs in maths/language
  5. not showing interest in science
  6. only work with crafts
  7. talk to much
  8. stealing and lying
  9. depending on you (not learning independently and this worries you because it goes against the theory each child is independent and curious learner)
  10. not into hard work
  11. does not value time
  12. does not keep commitments
  13. work only in one way
  14. respect for each other
  15. prono sites
  16. not reading classics
  17. not having passion
  18. eating too much or less
  19. etc
  20. etc

For each issue, try many different solutions – something will enlightenment you and child both. In the process of exploring

  • You may start looking at issue differently
  • or Your child may find some fun in doing it differently
  • or Your thinking may change
  • or Your child’s needs/interest may change

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