I have big plans this weekend of getting Erin ahead on her homeschooling assessments. Her school requires that she completes Educational and Technology assignments, which goes over using your computer, good study habits, being safe on the internet, and the like. This is one of two classes that actually has both semester’s worth of assignments available.
Her grades ending this semester are mediocre at best, and I am trying to develop a schedule that she will stick to and follow in order to get the grades that she is capable of achieving.
I can honestly say I get discouraged, more often than not, when working with her on her assignments. I am sure it is the mindset she has versus mine. I have gotten 2 college degrees online, and am about half-way through my Master’s degree, also online. For her entire life she has watched me spend hours on the computer doing homework, reading textbooks, and complaining about the difficulty of going to school online. I was hoping some of that would have rubbed off on her, but as of yet, it has not.
If she can finish this school year on a strong, positive note, I may not be so strongly against her doing another year of homeschooling.
What do you do when your homeschooler can’t find the motivation they need to stay on task?
My comment is probably irrelevant by now, but I find that after pushing through the arguing and piles of schoolwork and catching a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel is what keeps me going. It’s how I got through Algebra.