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Sometimes, it happens that all of a child's friends will be in "regular" school and that child will feel different. Explain to your child why you decided to homeschool and explain it with a sense of pride. If need be, buy some "school" things to help your child feel more like he or she is in school. Try these ideas:
• Buy a typical classroom desk
• Hang typical elementary posters and bulletin boards to help with the "school" atmosphere
• Hang an alphabet freeze as a border
Creating a school-like environment can help kids to adjust to home schooling—especially if they have been pulled from a school to be homeschooled.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|