That’s right, you heard me. I’ve learned the hard way that my own perfectionism can become a recipe for disaster. Don’t gauge your child’s success or mastery based on your vision of the perfect student. Remember, they’re not you. They may not like English, even though it was your favorite subject. They may not get excited about learning the same things you do. You’re not the student, they are. Play to their strengths.
#2 If something’s not working, change it!
Don’t kill yourself sticking with something that isn’t working. We’ve heard the saying a thousand times. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. Thank you, Einstein. Know when to throw in the towel, make changes, and move on!
#3 Don’t compare yourself to other homeschool moms.
Be the best you! Play up your positives! Not every homeschool mom is a craft genius or English major. What are your strengths? Remind yourself of those when you start to feel like you don’t measure up. Because I assure you, you do! Make a list of three talents you have. How can you use those 3 things in your homeschool day?
#4 Accept the challenge of being home.
One thing about homeschool that will never change…you’re at home. There is always gong to be something that wasn’t part of the plan that will interrupt your day. Accept it and move on. DON’T let it throw your whole day into a tizzy because one thing didn’t go as planned.
#5 Quit trying to get your husband excited about homeschool.
Listen, sister. Your husband cares about your kids. He cares about you, and he’s thankful you dedicate your time. But, he doesn’t care what brand of curriculum you buy, how much time Suzy wasted during math, or what supplies you need for your next science experiment. I know my man cares, but sometimes when I start talking about school, he starts staring at me like he wishes I would stop. Don’t take it personal. He probably didn’t care about Lisa Frank school supplies in middle school and he doesn’t really want the play by play of your HS day when he gets home.
As always. School Happens.