January 14, 2015

I Want to Quit Homeschooling

Never, ever, ever, ever, NEVER make homeschooling decisions in January or February.  Here is a great article explaining why:

"I Want To Quit Homeschooling," by Heidi St. John

....You're not alone.  Remember, when there was one set of footprints in the sand, "it was then that I carried you."

....You're not failing.  Remember, however, that some days you might just feel a little frail.  Everyone has ups and downs, peaks and valleys.  Go read Hind's Feet on High Places and be reassured in how very much God really does have every hair on your pert little head counted and every need you have already engraved in His heart.

....You're not missing some Great And Magical Perfect Thing that you, "should," be doing or teaching your kids.  Remember, the Catholic Church teaches us that parents are the primary educators of their children (CCC 2229) and that YOU, therefore, are uniquely filled with grace and qualified to teach the children God has given you.  How and what you teach them naturally can vary from kid to kid and even from semester to semester.  Allow your own curriculum to account for this.

I just want to encourage anyone out there who might be shuffling along, when what you really want is a spring in your step!  Rejoice and be glad!  The Savior of the world has been born (it IS still technically the Christmas season!) for YOU and your family.

And He will take care of you!  Can I get an, "Amen!"