Written by Alecia Baptiste.
My children are now ages 11 through 19, and homeschooling has greatly changed for us over the years.
I don’t have babies or toddlers running around the house. Everyone is reading fluently and independently.
Sometimes I forget how challenging homeschooling was in the early years.
One particular memory I have is of teaching my youngest son to read.
He was about 5 years old and a very active little boy. He loved running, jumping, and playing. (He’s now a competitive athlete at age 13.)
Every day we would sit down to do his reading lesson, and it was like medieval torture for both of us! He dreaded the time. I would threaten and push my way through.
Reading wasn’t hard for him. There were no reading issues. He just didn’t like sitting down for this “boring” lesson.
So I decided to try an experiment with him.