So much to do, so little time.
There is always so much going on in our area, how do you choose what to do?
There are so many good things out there that if you say “yes” to everything you will never have time to work on your curriculum. And, truth is, the Home Education Department will frown on that. So how do you decide? How many things can you add to your calendar? Well, for me and my family, I try to participate in things that are at my kids’ level, but most importantly, I try to do things with the same group of people. Shocking, isn’t it? I know many of you are a part of two or three homeschool groups and that is perfectly fine. But that sometimes gets in the way of creating connection. And I feel like that’s an important part of their education. Friendship. I want them to have friends that they get to know deeply, that will be there for them as they grow up. If I’m jumping from activity to activity every time with a different group of people, oh, yes, they might have fun and yes, they might learn, but they will not make those deep connections that I’m looking for. Maybe that is not a problem for you, but maybe it is. Maybe that’s a part of the homeschooling struggle that is sneaking in in your house. Maybe taking a deep breath, a step back, and realizing that you won’t “miss out” if you don’t do ALL the things will bring a new enthusiasm to your homeschooling. Maybe if your kids have more opportunity to be connected to the kids around them they will feel more at ease with everything else. It makes a huge difference for my kids. Maybe it will for yours too.
Just my 2 cents. 😉
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