Monday, February 21, 2011

Home School! Are you crazy?

Well I think that I have become crazy:-) I sometimes get down when I am having a bad day, and my oh my does Satan put thoughts in my head. Things like: why home school anyway, you have a Christian school at your church? People will be so glad you put 'em in. You get so frusterated with them, it would be better if they were gone and not home. You are not smart enough. They aren't learning enough, or the right way. They need the social interaction... AND ON AND ON AND ON!!!!
Some times I give into these thoughts and try to reason with my husband in my conversation in my mind. I argue with myself in my head and even at times start to bring it up to my Dear Hubby. I am so glad that he is set in what he wants, because I know so much of my back and forth is because of my emotionalness (is that even a word?).
I am writing this now to keep myself from this battle! I am "Blogging it out" so to speak! God called my hubby to lead our family and his leading is that we should train our kids and teach them in our home. I have my good days that I enoy it and wouldn't want it any other way, then days like today when I think my wacko thoughts. So I write this to ask for prayer, and to possibly be an encouragement to others that may think "am I the only one who gets this way?"!!!! I remember Mrs. Maxwell speaking about this very subject at their conference last year. She told how she even went so far as to call the Chirstian school and get the price. When her hubby came home and she "shared" what the price was, he said he would just homeschool them at night. That if she could just baby-sit them during the day, then he would teach. Can you imagine?! I have to remind myself of this more often.
Hope that all that read this will share what helps them.


  1. You asked for it ;D

    First, I'd read "Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit" if you haven't already and read it again if you have. I just reread it and it was extremely helpful.

    Second, Write down and post where you can see it while you're doing school, exactly why you're homeschooling. And exactly why you don't want to put them in school.

    Third, Take a deep breath and tell the kids to put away their school and do something fun. It's not worth it to get upset with them and do spiritual/emotional damage just to learn something academic. (Esp at their age) It's not like you can't do it tomorrow. And since you're homeschooling, you can do school on Saturdays, holidays, and summer to catch up if you need to.

    Fourth, Don't stress, just remember this is just a season. You will get through it. Turn to the Lord for help. If all you do for a day is devotions, then have a great attitude with your kids, they will benefit much more than doing school in a frustrated environment.

    Fifth, Get some verses to encourage you. I like Is. 42:16, Is. 40:11, 2 Cor. 12:19, Matt. 11:29, Phil. 4:13, 2 Thess. 3:13, and Gal. 6:9 to start with :) (or you can read my encouragement blog post :)

    Sixth, Smile at your babies! Give them each a hug every morning, lunch, dinner, night and tell them you love them! Play with them and make learning fun, for you and them!

    Seventh, Don't give up! You will get through this!

    I love you little sister! :D ♥♥♥T

  2. Katerina,

    I'm praying for you! I will tell you that it does, over time get easier. But, you will still have those days/weeks that you get in a funk, or the children are having a day or week! The first comment was right, put school away and take a break. Life happens! One of the reasons we homeschool is to teach our children how to handle life and all its emotions and changes, so take a break and enjoy your children!!!

    You know how this last year has been very difficult for us as a family (on many different levels), I've taken a few unplanned breaks. The first part of this school year has been very difficult, but God is good all the time and His grace is sufficient for all your needs. The children are all learning fine, school goes on, sometimes at a fast pace, sometimes slow, but it goes on.

    Learning is more than just the three R's, it's watching how you handle what life throws at you and how you handle it. Godly character is more important than the abc's or 1,2,3's!

    Besides, Timmy and Brett had, shall we say, had a very unique schooling adventure while we were on deputation, they did fine and turned out ok and even graduated on time.

    You can call me anytime, I'm here for you, we're all in this together!

    Mrs. Taylor


In Love Always & Forever

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