Wondering how you can homeschool multiple children at various age levels this school year? Rather than feeling overwhelmed, giving up, and sending one or more of your children back into a public school classroom, pool the resources God has given you and use the one-room schoolhouse teaching approach that includes the age-old strategy of mentoring.

Although you're the one ultimately responsible for the education of all your children, sometimes an older sibling can be the best teacher for a particular homeschooling lesson. Mentoring is most effective when you pair an older child with a younger one, and you let them work together on the same project with different levels of responsibility. By exposing your children to each other's lessons through mentoring, you'll not only reinforce the basics in older children and get little ones excited about future studies, but you'll also give yourself a much needed helping hand.