Don’t Give Up on Homeschooling

Don’t Give Up on Homeschooling

If you’re on the verge of throwing in the towel on homeschooling, if you’re pulling your hair out trying to teach a tough subject, or your heart just isn’t in it any more, don’t give up just yet.

Think back to why you decided to homeschool. Were you excited to choose what your child would study and witness him or her making the connections? Was it freeing to be able to teach from the Bible and set your own schedule? Were you happy to have your child home with you, rather than surrendering those precious hours to a school system with different priorities?

Even if homeschooling has you bummed or burned out, those feelings and reasons that sparked your decision are still burning inside of you. Don’t give up just yet.

If you need some breathing room, try scheduling your off days so they fall more frequently, rather than taking them in chunks at the end of semesters or summers. If you’re consistently falling short of what you hope to accomplish, adjust your expectations.

If the burden of trying to reach and teach your kids has taken over, consider distance learning through an online homeschooling academy. Students can enroll part-time, full-time, or one class at a time.

Best of all, you’re still homeschooling. You didn’t give up.

About Alpha Omega Academy
While the benefits of virtual academies make distance learning a viable option for homeschool families in this tech-savvy 21st century, a Christian education rightfully remains at the top of Alpha Omega Academy’s educational priorities. Additional benefits of joining the academy include accreditation, online classrooms, caring teachers, and more. For more than 20 years, Alpha Omega Academy has been supporting students and parents while teaching from a Christian worldview.

What are your views of distance learning? Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comment field below.

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Marianne Vanderkolk 06/10/2013 13:10:20

I think we all go through times of doubt and exhaustion.

The key is to step back as said above - think about goals, why you decided to homeschool in the first place and also not to compare yourself to other families.

It's fine to emulate techniques which others have used, but the greater and more dangerous temptation is to imitate their results as a family - We are all unique and so what our family looks like, what they achieve, what they study will all look differently.

Getting out of the comparison mindset, and going back to 'enjoying your family' and making meaningful memories will help anyone who is tired and weary and thinking of giving up.

Relax and enjoy ... the season is very short, but the benefits last a lifetime.


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