Finding ways to homeschool a distracted child can be a challenge, no matter their age! Do you have an easily distracted homeschooler? The truth is that I believe to some extent, all children are easily distractable in childhood and into their teens. Even normal children deal with distraction. Today we’re going to discuss how to deal with normal (sometimes called ‘neurotypical’) kids who are struggling to stay on task.
We have a culture that likes to distract through constant cell phone dings, flashy signs, playthings and the like. Other times, the child doesn’t find the curriculum interesting, or the lessons are too long. Trying to teach something a child finds boring means the child isn’t going to retain information well. Between distractions and a lack of interest in the subject, children have a hard time staying on task to get their work finished.
With normal children, distraction can happen while schooling at home from toys, games, pets, cell phones, and online access. While I have homeschooled my children through high school, I found five strategies that worked well to help us homeschool a distracted child.[Read more…] about Homeschool a Distracted Child, No Matter Their Age!