Homeschooling with a newborn can be challenging. Try Chelsea’s tips for continuing to educate older siblings while keeping your day manageable.
At the end of September, my family welcomed our second child into the world. This change was a significant one for our 7-year-old son – and my husband and me! I was worried about how we would adjust.
Slowly but surely, we are figuring things out and getting back into the swing of things. One of the most challenging things for our family to navigate through this transitional time has been our schooling.
We’ve always been a pretty laid-back family in terms of our schooling style. Still, we make a point of providing our son with the resources he needs to thrive and grow. Right now for us, this means:
- Frequent trips to the library
- Read-aloud bedtime stories
- Lengthy discussions and family internet research sessions about interesting topics that come up in our day-to-day life
- Keeping a simple journal.
- Fun math workbooks
However, even with a super laid-back approach such as this, keeping up and making sure our son receives the stimulation he needs has been quite the challenge since the baby arrived.
Fortunately, we have figured out a few tricks that have made things considerably more manageable. I highly recommend putting these tips to use when adding a new member to your family, or in any season during which time is scarce and stress levels are high. [Read more…]