Jennifer is a friend from way back and is homeschooling her kids for the first time this year. Lots of good advice over there, including this:
It doesn’t matter if my child is ahead, behind, or right on target, I have to ask “who’s target?” They get there when they are ready. My job is to meet them exactly where their knowledge stops and their curiosity begins. I have to make sure they are not bored nor overwhelmed.
Smart move–it seems like one key to successful homeschooling is to identify your child’s preferred learning style and adapt your teaching methods to it instead of the other way around.