Parents do need to find a balance when incorporating delight directed learning, however. You want to both cover the core AND capture delight directed learning.
You said to look for that thing that bugs you, and try to capture it as delight directed learning. Pinterest is that thing that bugs me. My daughter can spend hours on it. Can it possibly qualify as any type of learning?
If your daughter gets a job as a "social media manager" then you could chalk that time up to "occupational education"! Sadly, most of us are just "killing time" on social media. Pinterest is addictive for me, personally! LOL! I think I need to re-read Lee's article TechnoLogic: Setting Logical Boundaries on Technology with Your Teen
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Homeschool law usually isn't the same as the law covering public or private schools. Homeschooling in Washington State, for example, public school is covered in one area of the law, and homeschool law is covered in an entirely different area. It can be confusing! When researching the laws in your state, make sure you are looking at the law that applies to
It can happen overnight. One day, your child is pleasant, cooperative, and enthusiastic about learning. The next day, well, not so much. It can happen to boys and girls. It's common, but that doesn't make it easier for parents to deal with. What do you do with a child who will only do the bare minimum, and really isn't interested