5 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self About Homeschooling

It has been 6 years since we started homeschooling the kids and if you ask me now what I would tell my younger self when we were just starting, I would say…

Have fun! You don’t have to finish the writing drills, math drills, science, social studies lessons day in and day out. You don’t have to be too serious and you definitely don’t have to be a drill sergeant! Laugh with your children and try new things together.

Don’t compare. Each child has their own God-given talent, skill and abilities. It is my responsibility to provide opportunities for my child to bloom but it is beyond my control when they will develop. Don’t assume that siblings will have the same abilities and don’t ever compare one’s ability with another.

Worry Not! Don’t worry over every small detail and about those circumstances beyond your control. Worrying does no help and can be tiresome. Pray to God and surrender¬†everything to the Lord.

Be Thankful. Gratefulness changes everything. Every opportunity becomes a blessing instead of a burden.

Spend time intentionally with the kids. Soon enough, your children will be finished with 1st grade, 2nd grade and so on, then you will have more time for yourself. Don’t wish the day away but be present in every lesson, game or story. Read with them daily.
Life has not been easy the past years, but each day has brought joy and growth to our family. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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