How to Outsource Hard Subjects During Homeschooling

This week The 4 Moms of 35+ Kids are discussing how to teach children difficult subjects we know nothing about. These could include foreign languages, high level math or science, or others subjects.

As the homeschooled child gets older and wiser the chances rise that they will want or need to learn a subject that Mom has either 1) no knowledge of, or 2) has let the knowledge she once knew fly right out of her head to make room for all the meal planning and skip counting.

In that case, there are plenty of options for continuing to homeschool even when the kiddos outsmart you.

  • Online classes, like The Potter’s School
  • Homeschool co-ops. We got together with 2 other boys in our homeschool group to do dissecting for biology last year.
  • Tutors. My friend, Melissa, offered to tutor anyone who needs help with Algebra 2 or beyond. Since her degree is in math, she is good at it and she loves it!
  • Computer programs, like Rosetta Stone. We are planning to do some Rosetta Stone Spanish this year.

What about you? How have you managed the difficult (for you) subjects with your homeschooled children?

Don’t forget to check out how the rest of my 4 Moms team handles this issue!

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  1. We’ve used our local community college for some dual credit courses or the jr & sr years. Even my son who probably won’t go to a traditional college (what he wants to do can be done without a college degree) will be taking Spanish and Guitar there.

    Our college has grant money set aside just for dual credit students and so all we had to pay for my older son was his books. When he graduated from high school he already had 12 college credits. It was very nice.

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