I found a homeschooling post in the archives and thought I would copy and paste some of it here again. It was written way back in 2008 after attending the FPEA Convention. I read it and said "Yes!" I think I am going to print it out and hang it up. Just thought I would share in case it might help someone, most especially myself. :0)
- I am not teaching math, grammar, reading, history, science, etc.. I am teaching my children. A lot of the time I get so wrapped up in my "curriculum" and getting things checked off that I lose focus on what matters most. My children. I need to focus on them and ask the questions... How is (insert subject) working for them? Do I need to slow down or speed up? Do I need to tweak things a bit?
- God is not going to say " Finally, they picked (insert curriculum choice), things are going to go much smoother now." It is my commitment to my children and their education. They will succeed if I am committed. They will.
- I also need to refocus on our goals. Why did we start homeschooling in the first place?
- This one was a biggie for me... I need to not let my children's humanness cause me to lose my patience. They each struggle with their own weaknesses, as do I. For example, one of my children is not the easiest to teach. It is their struggle and where they are right now. It is my job to encourage and help and be there with them, until they get it, but lovingly, patiently and constantly praying for God's grace. (Just think of the change that will be done in me if I cooperate with that grace.) Of course, I know that is what I am here for, but it was a great reminder.
- These children are helping me to grow in Holiness. Homeschooling is helping me to grow in Holiness. :0)!!!