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Bill Gates didn’t build a successful company or become the world’s richest man by chance. There are specific things he did in his life and career that got hime to where he is today.
Let’s take a look at how Bill Gates managed and led Microsoft and see how we can apply that to homeschooling our children.
Be in the Right Place at the Right Time
Finding teachable moments is very important in homeschooling. Sometimes you have a child who cannot grasp a certain concept but a situation arises that illustrates what you’re trying to teach him. Tale that opportunity to teach! Recognize when you’re in the right place at the right time.
Have Strong Partnerships
Our spouses should be partners in homeschooling, that’s a given. Sometimes that’s not the case, or you may be a single parent trying to homeschool your children. We should find strong partnerships to help us homeschool even if our spouse is on board with the idea and esp[ecially if we’re struggling.
Never Give Up
Homeschooling is hard. Sometimes we fail. Sometime we fail in a BIG way. Don’t let that stop you from homeschooling. Even if you’re in a situation that may cause you to stop homeschooling, you’re still able to influence your child’s education.
Let you kids dream big! Encourage them to pursue their dreams. Yes, that may mean doing something they don’t like until they have the means or skills to fulfill those dream but never let them lose their passion.
Learning doesn’t stop at the end high school or college. It should be a life-long pursuit. One of things that I love about homeschooling is learning new things. Encourage your kids to be life-long learners.
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