I am fortunate to meet many new homeschool families. I am so happy that I am able to guide them and help with whatever questions come up. I don't know everything, but I do have experience, and with that experience, I can share what I know. Not everything works for everybody, but just knowing that someone has tried it helps smooth the path and not make the journey so bumpy.
So here's to experience. The more we do, the more confident we are and it shows. Not just to the neighbor down the street, but to our children that are watching everyday. So this is for you, from me, smoothing the path for you.
Have a wonderful weekend, RELAX, and we'll chat again soon. TM : )
Parents ask me all the time about when I first started homeschooling my kids. They think I was born a Homeschool Mom. I gotta laugh. They are always amazed when I tell them. When I first started homeschooling, the feelings I had were, "OH MY Gosh... what am I thinking?" Did you feel like that too? Some of us know from the beginning that they want to homeschool their children, then there are those like myself! Kind of clueless, not sure what this is all about, and can I do it? Only time will tell and I'm working on my 8th year homeschooling my kids, so I must be doing something right. But what I can say without a doubt, is that homeschool is a lifestyle. The longer you do it, the more confident you become and watching your kids succeed in what they do is the biggest reward.
Today I am reflecting on who that person was that these parents ask me about and where I am today. I'm proud of myself for what I have accomplished so far. And if you have others asking you about when you first started homeschooling, take a deep breath, giggle about the person that you used to be, and be proud, VERY proud. TM : )
P.S. Not sure why my fonts are funky!
Did you hug your kids this morning? Did you enjoy your morning cup of coffee? Did you say something encouraging? Have you told yourself, "I can do it, I'm a great teacher, we are going to have a good day today."? What do you mean you forgot to say that you're a great teacher? Of COURSE you are! You are the BEST teacher your kids will ever have, ever... period. So check that one off your to do list for today. TM : )
Yea! Another week of teaching our children, notched in to our belt. We're doing it! Be proud. The more experience we have in teaching, the better we get and our confidence soars. Just think, you're a better teacher now than you were yesterday. Good for you! TM : )
Believe in yourself. Believe in your children. Now teach what you believe with your heart and mind, and your children will become compassionate and wise. Wouldn't it be nice to have a world full of confident adults that believe they can accomplish anything they want? What a great feeling of satisfaction for them, AND for us. Another point for homeschool! TM : )
The more you do something, the better you get, it's inevitable. I mean, unless you are tone deaf and trying to be an opera singer! But if your heart is in it, then tone deaf or not, you are going to succeed within yourself. When you are confident and passionate about what you do, there is not one person who can take that away from you. I take that back... there IS one person that might not like your singing, yourself. Self is your biggest critic. Buy some earplugs, put them in, and sing as loud as you can. TM : )
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