Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Every summer I choose a book to read on Homeschooling to encourage, refresh, and freshen my vision for the upcoming school year. Homeschooling is not for the weak or faint hearted. There are days that are rewarding and some that are hard...down right hard.
Questions run through my mind like, "Am I doing enough?" or "Will they ever learn this?" We can get caught up in the pressure of "state standards" or other peoples "opinions". I have often battled these things. But I always go back to our mission and the reason we homeschool. I take a deep breath and move on.
I also notice many homeschool moms running around all the time from activity, sport, and program. Making sure their kids get ALL they think they need. I have done this before. I quickly realize it is not healthy for myself or my kids. I think activities are good and have there place but they should never take the place of home life, family time, and church.
I wanted to share a quote from the book I have been reading..."As parents, we need to be discerning in whose opinions we value. Homeschooling can be challenging enough. It's important to guard our hearts (Proverbs 4:23) and remember that our children have been given to us. With the exception of their creator, no once knows them better than we do." Durenda Wilson from the Book The Unhurried Homeschooler
May we embrace our days with our children, grandchildren, and those we love. Not getting caught up with what others say we have to do or teach our children. Follow God and your own instincts for your children/child.