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The key to being a successful homeschooling parent to a single child is to not handicap the child with your presence. It is so easy for parents to hover over the lone child while he or she is doing schoolwork. After you have covered the lessons in the homeschooling curriculum give your child assignments and back away. Try to keep yourself from stepping in and helping your child unless your child asks for help. Single homeschoolers must not come to rely upon parents for automatic help. They should work toward becoming independent learners. Use the time your child is working independently to do something else such as folding clothes, preparing dinner or taking a shower. This will help reinforce independence in the child and it will also show the child that you trust his or her skills and judgment in a given subject.