Homeschooling Hacks with Romesh Ranganathan: What to do when you haven't got a clue

Stumped by science? Muddled by maths? Flummoxed by fronted adverbials? Homeschooling can be tricky when you've spent a decade or two away from the classroom, but comedian and former maths teacher Romesh Ranganathan has you covered.

As part of Homeschooling Hacks, Romesh explains how to avoid looking like an idiot when it comes to teaching your kids...

Romesh's tips

  • Study up on the subjects or topics if you can, but let's be honest - who has the time right now?
  • It's okay not to know everything. You're not stupid or inept just because your times tables are a little rusty.
  • Be positive. Try not to think or act negatively about lessons you're finding tricky, as this could affect your child's motivation.
  • Remain calm! Give it a go and talk the problem through slowly.
  • Find some help. There are resources all over the internet, from BBC Bitesize to specialist museums, and if you're still struggling, bug your brainy friends, family or neighbours for a quick chat!
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