Consider lending your talents to other homeschoolers

Consider lending your talents to other homeschoolers

Each homeschooling parent has their own unique talent.

If there is one thing I learned about homeschooling, it's that each educating parent has their own set of unique talents. When parents get together every so often, they can use these talents for the good of more than just their own children. Their children will also benefit from the talents of others.

My daughter's best friend has a mother who taught elementary school for over 9 years before retiring to homeschool her own daughter. She is currently holding an election class for 5 homeschoolers plus her daughter. My daughter is having a great time learning about the upcoming election process. The election class is only running a period of 6 weeks total, so it wasn't a huge time commitment, but it did present a unique learning opportunity for those 5 kids.

I'm the mom that doesn't mind getting a bit messy. This means the homeschoolers my daughter is friends with come to my house for pumpkin carving and painting, cooking baking at Christmas, and egg dying at Easter. Again, not a big time commitment.

Even homeschooling grandparents get in on the fun. One grandmother taught at a Christian school for 25 years. She now gives free literature lessons to homeschoolers. It is just a matter of parents and grandparents coming together to see what each can offer. Maybe one parent enjoys planning field trips, and another has experience in the drama department. Perhaps a grandparent can offer piano lesson or home economic instruction.

Try reaching out to the homeschooling families in your area to see if any families will be interested in exchanging talents.