When worry that you’re not doing enough for your homeschooled kids eat at, ask yourself these questions to focus on the big picture.
One of the most challenging parts of being a homeschooling mom for me is the nagging feeling that I am missing something. Eight years in and I still battle the worries.
Should I have made him do more math?
What if his reading delays are because I didn’t push him to do more?
Am I really doing enough?
Over the past month, I have had the pleasure of working directly with families of non-traditional learners to create individualized learning plans. Because we base these plans on the children’s strengths and interests, it requires me to communicate directly with moms about the specifics of their children’s learning.
These families blow me away! Every single child has engaging interests and significant abilities that reach far beyond academics. The parents I work with are doing amazing things to help their kiddos succeed, sometimes in the face of difficult diagnoses and challenging learning differences.
Here’s the thing – I have been wholly impressed. The moms I have worked with, however, all express the same general concern, one that I completely identify with.
I feel like I am not doing enough. [Read more…]