Friday, March 23, 2018

Dear Homeschool Mom...You Are Not Alone

Dear Homeschool Mom,

You are not alone.  I have been there.  You are questioning everything you are doing with your kids.  You lay awake at night fearful you are not getting it right, doing enough, doing too much, they aren't learning enough, you aren't covering this subject....oh how the list goes on.  I know I've been there.  I've laid awake long into the night wondering if I was doing the right thing, thinking I had failed, trying to figure out why it wasn't working right, and just praying I wasn't wrong.  I don't know how many times I've thrown my hands up and said I don't know if I can do this anymore.  You know what?  That is okay because we are human, we are moms, we feel like we fail, we feel like we aren't getting through, and we just have bad days.  I'm right there with you fellow homeschool mom.  Let me encourage you because we can sit here and beat ourselves up all day long.  Let me tell you the truth...
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They are getting it.  They are learning.  They are watching.  They are seeing all you do.  It doesn't have to be perfect for them to learn.  That math concept may not click today during the math lesson, but it will at some point.  You don't have to stress yourself out wondering all the "what ifs" today.  You are teaching your child/children to the best of your ability.  You are figuring it out day by day.  You are hanging in there and trying again.  Don't let yourself doubt what you are doing.  It took me a long time to learn that...way too long in fact...but once I let go of all the pressure and concern of what I thought everyone else wanted me to teach and how I thought everyone else wanted me to teach and I claimed our school as OURS, it got easier.  We still have our days where they don't catch on to a specific concept right that moment, but they get it eventually.  We still have our days where we have bad days and everything seems to fall apart, but they are fewer and farther apart.  Our school is ours and I teach my children how they learn best.  That is all you can do.  You know your child and what they need better than anyone else.  You love them, you teach them, you nurture them, and you help them succeed....that's what matters.  So ditch the doubt, do what you know, and love them to pieces.

Prayers, Hugs, and Lots of Coffee from this Homeschool Mom who is in the trenches with you,
Cassandra         
P.S. - If you click the picture above it will take you to more encouragment!

3 comments:

  1. that love will show through in the learning won't it?

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  2. This is right on time Cassandra! I really needed to hear this today. Thanks :)

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  3. I loved your heart here:). I agree. The kids need to know that they are loved and seen.

    It's so easy to become obsessed with the "what if's"of parenting and homeschooling.

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