One of the biggest puzzles for me as a new homeschooler was how to work with my older son when my younger son was still a toddler. Luckily, I had a large community of homeschoolers nearby to consult.
One mother told me her rambunctious preschooler pretty much kept her from doing any homeschooling with the older two for an entire year. "But at the end of the year," she added, "my six-year-old was reading." The message? Even when it seems like you're getting nothing accomplished, there's still a lot of learning going on.
Since then, I've acquired a few more strategies for working with kids at different ages and stages. If this is an issue at your house, check out my new article with 5 Tips for Homeschooling Multiple Ages.
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