Monday, January 31, 2011

Sports and Kids....and parents

Sports and homeschooling families can be a touchy subject. Either we've had bad experiences or would rather avoid them.

  • Look for programs that are careful about who they pick to coach.
  • Look for programs that expect parents to act maturely.
  • Find out how much practice time is expected. Is there a mindset that sports come first before family?
  • Find out if foul language will be tolerated from players and parents. Some programs just "do nothing."
  • Ask around. Find out from your homeschooling friends if they can recommend a sports program.
  • When you do sign-up for a program, be reliable and responsible. 
Here are two articles from a Christian counselor and homeschool mom that give great insight into this topic:

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