The answer for me is a resounding “YES”!
Well, today I am hear to tell you to let go of homeschool expectations and grab hold of your unique homeschool. Seriously, forget what all the other homeschoolers around you are going to say when they find out you are using …Oh My TEXTBOOKS or that you haven’t read a book aloud to your children in years or whatever fears you are dealing with.
Learning to Surrender Homeschool Expectations
I tell you what, switching my children to the dreaded Accelerated Christian Education’s English has been the best move I’ve made in our homeschool in long time. My oldest daughter (with Autism) has been only using ACE for years and I have really been pleased with the results. But I continued to search for the perfect independent curriculm for my other children. Well after a great deal of frustration I finally switched everyone to ACE English. WHY??? Because ACE does everything I want my grammar curriculum to do: independent, quick, thorough, covers sentence diagramming and I can assess progress. BAM! Why didn’t I use ACE before?? Becuase I was worried what other people would think. Making a decision based on a fear of man is NEVER good.
How to Surrender Homeschool Expectations?
- Recognize the Lord gives wisdom and knowledge
- We are to seek to please the Lord not men
- Recognize that curriculum is just a tool to be wielded, not a master to obey!
- Know what kind of homeschooler you are…what can you handle, why are you homeschooling? I would suggest that you write out a list like this on e of your Homeschool Distintives that will help you as you pick curriculum in the future.
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