There is no perfect formula for Ivy League-worthy kids.
There is no single prayer that will cause your child’s mustard seed faith to burst into a massive tree. There is no organizing your kid through puberty. You have to teach and listen, read and take dictation, grade and investigate. You just have to be there with them.
Nike said it. Parents around the world have said it. I have said it to my kids more times than I can recall, and yet I will say it again:
JUST DO IT!
Who am I speaking to, you may ask? Why, to you of course. Yes you, Homeschool Mom, who over-thinks every single decision you make when it comes to homeschooling.
How many curriculum catalogs have you looked through in the past month? How many times have you second-guessed that spelling curriculum? Or compared your kids to another mother’s?[clickToTweet tweet=”Homeschool moms stress and obsess over their children’s education instead of participating in it.” quote=”Homeschool moms stress and obsess over their children’s education, when they should be participating in it.”]
Homeschool moms stress and obsess over their children’s education, when they should be participating in it.
Every day, we take one more step along the path of our children’s education simply by being there. We need to stop believing the lie that everyone else is doing it right except us! It comes down to a matter of faith.
God has equipped you for this.
He will provide what you need to teach your kids. Are you trusting Him to provide? It may not be that pricey curriculum package that the vendor at the curriculum fair wowed you with.
You may never own a microscope, but your kids can still experience science in so many ways. Their grammar program may not include chants or have lots of components, but if it gets the job done then you have nothing to stress about.