Overcoming Challenges in Homeschooling
May 29, 2019
Starting a homeschool is one thing, and keeping the momentum going is another. Many people have given up, developed cold feet while homeschooling their children. I just want to address how to overcome challenges in homeschooling.
There are different challenges that we all face while going through the journey of homeschooling, but if you are careful, you can be overtaken by those challenges and then go home. Sometimes when we are not seeing the result instantly, we start to feel like a failure or poor teacher.
But before you do, let’s consider few things that can help you overcome what you will go through or what you are going through.
1. Remember the Purpose of the Journey
Sometimes we throw in the towel so quick without thinking about the purpose of the journey we embarked on. May I encourage you not to give up on the journey. Homeschooling your kids is a wonderful journey to help prepare your kids for Godly education than the one they would received in public schools. If you give up, you are giving on your kids. Sometimes it is painful, just focus on the purpose, and the end results in the future. You are investing in their lives right now, when the result comes, it brings out eternal dividends.
There are many things out there that young children cannot cope with, and that you are the one to shield them from them, therefore, if you quit now, what impressing are giving them?
2. It’s Okay to Take Some Vacation
There is nothing in taking some time off, and thank God it is homeschool, you can always catch up with school work later. Find a place where you can refresh yourself, don’t burn yourself out before you do it. It is Biblical to take a time to refresh ourselves, body, and mind need it. Don’t ignore it. Don’t overworked yourself, take your time
3. Seek Advice from People
There is nothing wrong in talking to other people about what you are experiencing, seek advice of those who have involved in homeschooling for a very long time. Ask questions, share your fears, and your concerns with you. Most of them will tell you that they had been to where you are now, do don’t give up.
4. Attend A Homeschool Convention
Attending homeschool convention will really help you also to overcome any challenges you might be facing, you will be energized and strengthened by the testimonies of others around.
Please let me a comment, and if you have more information to add to this article, I would love to hear from you.