Today’s video is from the Patreon archives. Too often, we #homeschool moms can forget that our child’s education isn’t a competition. Slow down, relax, and enjoy your time together!
Everyone knows that homeschooling is about education. It’s common knowledge, right? Because of all the craziness happening in the world today, a lot of parents are considering homeschooling, and I say good for them.
If you’re one of those parents, I’ve got some even better news for you – homeschooling is about so much MORE than education.
I’ve been thinking about how often I’ve talked about what homeschooling is, and how I’ve regularly addressed different approaches that can be used, but today’s video is coming from just a little different angle…
Homeschooling doesn’t have to be ________.
How would you fill in the blank?
As a homeschooling parent, there is something far more important than how much money you have, how stocked your supply shelves are, or how intelligent you are.
This one quality can be enough to make or break your homeschool. Find out what it is by watching my latest video on YouTube.
As different as one homeschool can look from another, over the years I’ve learned that there is one thing the most successful homeschools have in common. It isn’t curriculum, methods, or extracurricular activities.
Can you guess what it might be?
I’ve come to the realization that we parents – homeschool parents, to be precise – have an unhealthy obsession with curriculum.
Have you noticed that there seems to be a curriculum for EVERYTHING nowadays?? Your homeschool mom brain might think that’s a good thing, but is it?
As the holidays approach, so does an unfortunate side effect of the constant busyness of homeschooling – burnout.
Believe me, burnout is no joke. Left “untreated,” it can lead to anger, hurt feelings, and rash decisions.
And contrary to what you might believe, no one is immune. The key is having the tools to deal with it.
Although my own start into the homeschooling life all those years ago was a bit, um, rocky, some good did come out of it. I can use those experiences to help others. 🙂
Visit my channel today to find out 10 things I highly recommend you NOT do when you begin your homeschooling journey.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve covered some really heavy topics, so last night I decided to give my brain a break and go back to a homeschool video.
Trust me. I needed the reprieve. It is mentally exhausting to think about the sort of things I talk about all the time. 😭
Let’s talk about fun. Keeping your kids excited and interested by doing fun activities is a must when it comes to homeschooling. But let’s talk about the other side of that – when your “fun” starts to take away from your child’s education.
The Truth About Gaps in Learning
Have you ever had one of those days- or entire seasons- when doubt seems to have taken over your homeschool? As time goes on, you begin to realize that there is no way you’re going to cover everything you think you need to, or at least what your curriculum says you should.
The clock is ticking, and you find yourself comparing your kids and your homeschool to other families. Eventually, panic sets in as you realize the enormity of the task before you. Continue reading “How Do I Know If Our Homeschool Is Enough?”