Education does not take place just in the classroom. It takes place everyday and everywhere. New opportunities arise to teach kids and teens about day-to-day choices, routines, activities, and much more that is not always found in books.
Does your child always seem to be on the computer instead of cleaning their room, studying, or doing yardwork? Help them become more "scheduled" by creating a daily or weekly planner. For each rountine item you want them to accomplish each day, give them so many minutes to use on the computer, or X-Box. For tips on starting early with elementary students visit OrganizedHome.com.
Science doesn't always have to come straight from a book. Talk about all the forms that water can take and ask your kids to give you examples; for teens ask them to tell you how it changes. Water to steam, water to ice, condensation, it's all simple science we experience every day. How about making rock candy and watching the crystals grow? How did that happen?
Summer school can be taught by you!