Just because some think we are crazy for homeschooling our children, our homeschool shouldn't feel that way! Yet, if we homeschoolers are honest with ourselves, many of us often wonder if we’ve lost our sanity while doing this thing called “homeschooling”.
Staying Sane as You Homeschool is the first booklet of a new series written by Kathy Kuhl of Learn Differently. This series will consist of “short, practical books to help you focus on your goals, encourage your children, and stay the course.” It makes sense that the very first topic would be about maintaining peace of mind while homeschooling.
Kathy Kuhn comes right out of the gate in Part 1, Are You Sabotaging Your Homeschool?, and addresses one of the most important influences on our homeschool – our attitudes. Are we locked in to a certain method or vision of how our school should look, what our kids should be doing, and when things should happen? Kuhl exposes the comparison trap many of us fall into, whether those comparisons are against others or our own internal expectations.
Once attitude adjustments are addressed, Part 2, Balancing Your Priorities, gives practical advice and encouragement with tips on taking care of ourselves emotionally, spiritually, and physically, planning and finding support for our homeschool, and maintaining healthy relationships.
Those teaching kids with different learning needs will benefit from the tips geared toward to this area. Scriptural references are also included. However, neither of these perspectives is overwhelming, and this booklet has sound advice that is applicable to homeschoolers of all types and circumstances.
At 44 pages, this first booklet in the Learn Differently Series is a quick read for busy homeschool moms. It zooms right in on obstacles that stand in our way to keeping peace and contentment in our homeschool and delivers a big dose of encouragement. Staying Sane as You Homeschool is available at Amazon for $5.95.
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