Tue, 31 May 2016
It's easy to get impatient with the results of homeschooling. Out of fear, we panic when a workbook isn't complete, or a concept isn't grasped. What happens if our child NEVER understands what we are trying to teach them. What will happen to their test scores? Will they fall behind grade level? Will they even graduate?
I remember those feelings!
Just as important as it is to have goals for our homeschooling and for our children, it is even more important to remember that there are people involved, relationships at stake, and different learning styles and speeds for different children. If we get too caught up in the product, and the destination, we will miss the beauty and joy of the journey.
People must come first. The process must be savored and then the product will take care of itself.
Direct download: EIM_S4E4_Homeschooling_is_a_Journey_not_a_Destination_-_5_31_16_4.14_PM.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:21pm EDT
Wed, 25 May 2016
Continuing our discussion on beginning (or beginning again) homeschooling, Lori discusses things that must be considered before diving into the deep end. Thinking through your particular situation will help you avoid frustration and burnout.
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Category:general -- posted at: 11:53am EDT