This is it! We have finally arrived at the last article in the series 12 Simple Steps to Homeschooling. This has been an amazing experience for me and I hope you have learned a lot over the past 6 weeks. If you missed the previous article, here it is, 3 Epic Reasons to go on a Homeschool Adventure. This last article will be focused on help and support.
The 12 Simple Steps to Homeschooling Series
We have gone from making the decision to homeschool through choosing a curriculum, talking about some of the negative parts of homeschooling and plenty of the positives. My goal in providing this series was to help the struggling new homeschool family and mom. I understand how hard it can be in the beginning. When I started I didn’t have a mentor or anyone to ask questions of and could have really used that help. I hope you have found this series helpful. By no means is this series all-inclusive but I really hope that it got you thinking. That you remembered your “WHY” from the very first post,12 Simple Steps to Homeschooling: The Beginning.
Homeschooling is hard but amazing
Homeschooling is one of the best things that I have ever done in my life. It has also been one of the hardest. I went from working at a full-time career to suddenly being thrust into being a stay at home homeschooling mom. That threw me for a loop. I had spent 12 hours a day being around adults and then suddenly I barely left the house. It was life-changing for me and I really could have used the guidance of an experienced homeschool mom.
There is help available
I am offering you help and want you to feel that you can reach out and have your questions answered. Email me with your questions, concerns, and struggles. Even if all you need is a listening ear. I am here, seriously.
It can be very lonely as a stay at home Mom and even more so when your children are homeschooled. You are always trying to figure out if you are doing good enough or if your children are being educated in the right way. I can promise you that we all have made mistakes. However just the fact that you are worried about those things means you are doing better than most. If you are questioning whether you are doing OK that means that you care. That you truly deep-down care about the welfare of your children. That right there is the most important thing.
There is no perfect way to homeschool
I promise you, you will never find the perfect curriculum or the perfect schedule and you will feel like you are pulling your hair out most of the time. But you are trying, and you are striving to improve each day and that is more important than your children winning the state spelling bee.
I know the difficulties of feeling the judgment of other people or wondering if your child will ever learn to read. You will learn to ignore those people and your child will read someday on their own terms and when they are ready. They will get there.
Stay strong and continue forward. If you feel like giving up, email me. Leave me a comment, just get my attention on here or on social media. I can help you figure it out. Maybe it isn’t going to work for your family and that is OK too. But before you give up reach out for help. If it isn’t me then ask someone you are close to. Someone that is unbiased. You know in your heart what is best for your children and you need to follow that no matter what anyone else says to you.
“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it” – anonymous
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