Advice for the New Homeschooling Parent

Do you ever wish you could go back in time & advise yourself during a decision making event? 

I do! As I look at my 15 yo son who is moving toward graduation as if he travels by light speed. I wish I could go back in time.
What would I tell myself if I could?
Relax. Breath. Smile. Laugh. Dance. Play. Grace. Mercy.

1) Don’t take it all so seriously. 

He’s only 3 years old (or 4, or 10 or 13) for one year! Enjoy him at the stage he is. Don’t push him to another stage before he’s ready.

Yes. Learning IS important. But not at the expense of a little heart. Lead gently.

2) Don’t feel guilty when life happens. 

So, you had another baby & didn’t start Schooling until October. You’ve been caring for a dying grandparent & science wasn’t what you planned. 

This is life skills, mama. It’s important learning. 

Our children learn how to walk through life by walking with us. It’s going to be ok. Give yourself grace.

3) Do the best you can with what you have. 

No we can’t always afford the newest  curriculum, co-ops or extracurricular activities. 

BUT, we can love our children. And isn’t that really what’s important?

4) The goal is a well-adjusted, successful HAPPY adult.    

3 John 1:4
If I can accomplish this, I will be very well pleased.

And finally wonderful mamas, it all comes back to this: 

Relax. Breath. Smile. Laugh. Dance. Play. Grace. Mercy.

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