Homeschooling children is a time-consuming, full-time job for parents. What a wonderful blessing to have interested, supportive grandparents in any family, including homeschooling families.
As a grandparent, what you’ll do for your homeschooled grandkids is not so different than for any other kids. You will be appreciated when you show your love by providing time, patience, resources, and nonjudgmental support. By doing this you will lighten the load for Mom and Dad as you spend “special times” with your grandkids.
The balance of what you do as grandparents will vary because many things such as distance, your work and home responsibilities, your personality, and your own financial resources. You only have to be the best grandparent you can be, and not worry about what you cannot do. If your adult children or grandkids will respect the boundaries you set and will appreciate the help that you can provide.
So don’t despair about your limitations; do the best you can to come up with your own good mix of sharing time, resources, and informed support, and you’ll be homeschooling grandparents who rock!