I regularly hear homeschool moms lament that their child is behind. This is public school mentality. For most of us it is all we have known, and it’s takes some amount of convincing to consider that it might not be the way we have always been told. But let’s take a step back. Someone, […]
I consider myself to be an eclectic unschooler and while we do follow a scope and sequence in our homeschool it is fairly flexible and forgiving. I didn’t want to “school at home” I wanted to create a learning environment where my kids could just learn naturally and would enjoy the process. Up until a few months ago that is exactly what we were doing until I lost my confidence. I started to worry about where my kids fit in with their peers and we picked up our homeschool speed and it resulted in major burnout. Last week I decided we were taking a short break so I could figure out what I wanted to do and I decided to return to our relaxed homeschool schedule that was child led. This week was amazing I saw my kids accomplish more in this week than the previous few months and their smiles are back and so is mine. It is so easy to get caught up in others expectations that you can easily lose sight of why you made the decision to homeschool in the first place. It is more important to me to that my children learn in away that will make them love the process so they will become life long learners. When I read this article There Is No Behind in Homeschool– Grace under pressure it struck a major chord with me. If you are experiencing burnout it may be time to evaluate where your going and how you want to get there but first read this wonderful article because it will inspire you.