Unstructuring your Homeschool

Don't get me wrong, I'm one of the handful of homeschool moms who does not have a problem with the institution of education. I don't mind if my kids stand in line and raise their hands to speak (actually I wish I could get them to raise their hands to speak at home!) I'm definitely an abberation though, as many home educators look for ways to make their homeschool less structured. However, the challenge then becomes how to lose the structure without making your homeschool TOO lax and risk your child not taking their education seriously. It may be difficult at times to get your child focused and stay on task in a relaxed homeschool environment, but it is not impossible. It takes patience and trial and error, but here are a few things I've learned in my own homeschool experience:

Be organized, but not too organized. You don't need to schedule every second of every day, but you should have a general idea of what you wish to accomplish each day. My homeschool plann…