Surrender

Surrendering Homeschool Expectations

SurrenderHave you ever done a curriculum because someone else you respected was doing it? Or have you ever avoided a curriculum because there is a stigma attached to using that particular curriculum?

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?

  1.  Recognize the Lord gives wisdom and knowledge
  2. We are to seek to please the Lord not men
  3. Recognize that curriculum is just a tool to be wielded, not a master to obey!
  4. 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.

It is my hope that you can Let Go of Homeschool Expectations and fully find joy in the homeschooling experience.

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Aspired Living

Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayne and Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

11 thoughts on “Surrendering Homeschool Expectations

  1. There’s something to be said to sticking to the tried and true no matter what others say. We use and love Saxon, but for years I felt guilty because of the negative hype. Every time we tried to switch it was a disaster. Now I wear blinders and we just keep chugging away. No more tears, no more angst, and no more turmoil. 🙂

  2. Kyle, these are great words of wisdom! We need to create for our family needs in order to truly have a wonderful homeschooling experience. Living through other people’s choices will burden us and only overwhelm. Thank you for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays. Will pin!

  3. Great post! When you said, “Well, today I am hear to tell you to let go of homeschool expectations and grab hold of your unique homeschool”, I thought…amen! Not only is it important to look at what works for our own children, but also what works for us a homeschooling mamas. I recently did a series on my blog about this very thing…about finding the right fit in our homeschools….finding what works for our own individual families.

  4. Freedom is the best part of homeschooling! I love being on the same page as others, but also love the freedom to do what is best for my family. Thanks for the encouragement today!

  5. Great post, Kyle! Sometimes it’s hard to ‘put the blinders on’ and just do what works for your family. But focusing on what works for your kids is a must-do for a successful homeschool.

    I used to work in an ACE school and I have a great deal of respect for that program. It’s a life-saver for many people!

  6. Well said. We should run our homeschools in a way that is best suited for our individual families and keep in mind we are making our decisions to glorify the Lord, not each other.
    Blessings,

  7. Well said!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  8. Exactly what I’ve learned myself this year. I’ve had to stop looking at what other people are doing and do what works for my girls. Thanks for the encouragement.
    I found this on your Facebook page.

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