What do you think is the greatest 'drag' on homeschooling? Teaching higher level... math, or science? Nope; the greatest 'drag' on homeschooling is the discouragement virus. Some of the symptoms sound like this: "Am I depriving my child by teaching him at home?" "I have no patience." "I feel like I'm trying to cover too much, and doing a poor job at all of it."
The inoculation against this deadly 'discouragement virus' begins with the realization that we aren't homeschooling alone. God is with us; our homeschools are His work, too. View homeschooling progress as God views spiritual progress: from the scope not of one day, but from eternity. If our Father delights in our toddling spiritual steps toward Him, we don't need to judge ourselves more harshly than He does. Keep going, Mom, you're doing great!
-Theresa Johnson, http://www.chcweb.com/
January 6, 2011
I came upon this reflection on facebook and wanted to share. It was definitely timely for me!