Have you ever had one of those Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Homeschool Days? I know I have. More than once. In fact, more times than I really care to admit.
Add in my chronic illnesses and some days are just a wash in the homeschool department. It’s on those days I have to remember the bigger picture and do what I can to keep the learning environment open. So many times we will just read alouds and fun worksheets or workbooks that they can maneuver on their own. Other times we just take a “free” day, which is, let’s face it, more for me than them. I have found that even when we take these days off, there are still plenty of learning going on and we’re not really missing out on anything but the “formality” of schooling.
Teaching my children has opened my eyes to a whole other world. There are times we have struggled with a concept and I have had to figure out new ways to explain what we are learning to that specific child. It’s amazing to me how in our 4 children none of them even remotely have the same learning style or personality.
I have learned so much about them from our homeschooling adventures – which ones want more independence and which ones want more one-on-one time. All of those things play in to frustrations and doubts. But don’t worry dear Homeschooling Mom…you’re not alone!!
There are many moms who homeschool while chronically sick, pregnant with morning sickness (or all day sickness), through ADHD challenges, Dyslexia, Autism/Aspergers, rough and tumble boys and MORE!!. The point is – it can be done.
It won’t always be easy, but it will be worth it.
Hang in there dear Mama.