In this chaotic, crazy year, we have many first-time homeschool parents.
It can be scary. It can be overwhelming. There will be days that you feel like a failure, like you have no idea of what you should be doing, or like giving up. On those hard days, here is just a few things that might help.
Here’s some advice for the new homeschooling parents:
- Don’t compare yourself to other homeschool families.
I saw one new homeschooling mom ask to see other homeschool spaces and she shared her one bookshelf — they live in a small apartment with 4 kids. Some people are able to see other people’s spaces and be encouraged when other people who offer kind comments; but others may be discouraged when they see big homeschool rooms and color coordinated bins.
When you feel yourself tempted to compare yourself to others, remember God has given you everything you need to help your child learn and grow.
- Be encouraged! If God has directed you to homeschool your kids, He will enable you!
He has given His believers the Holy Spirit and His Word. He has seen fit to place your kids under your care, so He will enable you to do what you need to do.
- Figure out your priorities and focus on them.
There are tons of curriculums and so many things you can teach — but you can’t teach them all. What you think is most important may be different than what I think is most important; however, there are some things every child should learn.
In the primary grades, learning how to read well, learning how to write, and learning math facts are most important. If you don’t have a lot of time, then History and Science can slide for a little bit.
Character training and teaching about God should be a priority. One wonderful fact about homeschooling is that you are able to train them daily in the way they should go. You are with them all day, so you are able to put Deuteronomy 6 into practice:
- When you feel alone or discouraged, remember God is always with you.
- Just take it one day at a time. God will help you each day. Always seek His will and His kingdom more than anything else.
There are so many other helpful hints that might be excellent, but if you just keep God first and rely on, then you will do just fine!
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