50 Ways to Scrap Your Schoolbook

Bought at curriculum that’s driving your family crazy? Here are 50 ways to scrap your schoolbook! (This is an update on a classic post.)

50 Ways to Scrap Your Schoolbook

50 Ways to Scrap Your Schoolbook

You can feel it coming.

The first sign that the time is near: when you hear your homeschooler say something significant after he reluctantly opens his least favorite textbook,

“What’s that TERRIBLE noise? Mom? Mom! Quit that whining- it will just drag the lessons out!!”

It is time for an intervention. I KNOW you just spent big bucks on that curriculum and it is everyone else’s favorite, but YOU and YOUR HOMESCHOOLER hate it!

If you continue on this track, your child will learn more and more about hating education. Think about this:

Go back to the winter before you started homeschooling. You were making plans, doing research, writing goals, stating educational philosophies. The world was starry and bright. Was this one of your written goals?

Assure that my child dislikes learning and engages in misery on a daily basis.                                          

It wasn’t? But if that is the result you’re getting, maybe it is time to ditch the thing and start over. I know it is sad but the problem is all inside your head, you see. The answer is easy if you take it logically. I’d like to help you in your struggle to be free.

There must be 50 ways to scrap your schoolbook (apologies to Paul Simon). Well, actually, only 10:

1. Pass it on to someone who irritates you 🙂

2. Take it to the nearest recycle bin

3. Donate it to your umbrella school’s library

4. Use it as kindling for your autumn bonfire

5. Sell it on Craig’s List to someone who doesn’t know better

6. Have in Immature Party with your kid and draw mustaches on all the pictures

7. Tell your kid to “accidentally” leave it under his best friend’s bed next time he goes to visit

8. Put it on your bookshelf until it holds 1/4 inch dust- then throw it away

9. Wrap it up in Christmas paper and regift it- good laughs at the annual gift exchange

10. Tell your kid about the power of exploring and changing course when an idea doesn’t work (this one’s for real) Category: Science, Health and Psychology 7SistersHomeschool.com

NOW you can start fresh. Download some of  7SistersHomeschool.com’s NO-BUSYWORK, adaptable to different levels of ability and interest, inspirational:

Scrap those bad-fit schoolbooks and get something better with 7Sisters Homeschool.

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Vicki Tillman

Blogger, curriculum developer at 7SistersHomeschool.com, counselor, life and career coach, SYMBIS guide, speaker, prayer person. 20+year veteran homeschool mom.

3 Replies to “50 Ways to Scrap Your Schoolbook”

  1. Dear, dear, and I thought I knew you: Affirming counselor, encouraging homeschool advisor, wise mentor…I want to one-up your #1. I think it’s best to SELL curriculum that I didn’t like to someone who irritates me (assuming I can market it that way). 🙂

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