Homeschooling mistakes and the fear you will let your child down are one of the worst parent nightmares. Come and learn the No-Lose model so you can see that everything works out fine in the end!
My Courageous Homeschooling e-course is teaching you the techniques to make homeschooling succeed, and one of the biggest problems we have to deal with is:
Even those two words send a tremble down the spine!
Because we have been brought up not to make mistakes. They are a sign of FAILURE.
And that is one of our biggest homeschooling FEARS.
What if our homeschooling starts to go 'wrong' – the kids won't do what
you'd planned, you end with endless arguments about math, your kids
shut themselves in their rooms all day with a sign saying; “Go Away!*”?
(*You'll find my daughter's Keep OUT notice even includes the chilling words: “Guard dogs will not hesitate to kill.”)
Have you made a horrible MISTAKE and homeschooling isn't for you?
Susan Jeffers is really helpful here.
She points out that we learn from our mistakes.
“There is really nothing to lose, only something to gain, whatever the choices you make or actions you take in life...All you have to do to change your world is change the way you think about it.” ~ Susan Jeffers, Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway
Let's explore what she means by looking at the darkest worry of them all.
You're at a choice point: you're facing lots of battles and you think you should stop homeschooling and send the kids back to school.
That's a pretty big decision!
Conventional thinking tells us there are two choices, one right and one wrong.
And here's Susan to show us what happens then:
“Your heart feels heavy about the choice you have to make. You feel somewhat paralyzed as you think abut the consequences in life-and-death terms. You stand at the threshold of the decision, lamenting and obsessing: “Should I do this or should I do that?” ~ Susan Jeffers
And then, even when you've made the decision,
“You keep looking back and berating yourself with 'If only I had...'” ~ Susan Jeffers
Even if things seem to be working out:
“You are already worrying that the situation might reverse itself and that it might ultimately prove to be the wrong decision.” ~ Susan Jeffers
I've had to quote from Susan a lot here because it all sounds so agonizingly familiar!
The solution to homeschooling mistakes is to use Susan's No-Lose model.
She says that:
Whatever choice you make will bring it's own 'Goodies.'
Both choices are right because they are opportunities to experience life in a new way and to learn and to grow.
Susan's No-Lose Model is a great tool to adapt to homeschooling.
Whatever choice you make is the right one.
If you do decide to send your children back to school, you'll have both learned from the experience of homeschooling.
The important thing is to look at your homeschooling mistakes positively.
There is good in everything.
Maybe you've discovered you don't have enough patience to homeschool – in which case you could look at ways to give yourself more time and more fun things to do which will make your elastic stretch further!
Your kids will have found out things too – maybe interests they want to explore out of school.
Most of us probably don't get so far as sending the kids back to school (unless we've had a really bad day!).
But it is a great comfort to know that even if you end up making the ultimate decision it will be the right one.
And that brings a great sense of peace and calm – because you can stop worrying about homeschooling mistakes.
In the rest of this e-course we'll build on everything we've done already and look at how the No Lose model helps take away your fears about the day-to-day decisions we all face.
We'll learn how to take the pressure off and celebrate all the wonderful things in your life.
Gosh what a long way we've come together!
You can get this beautiful Journal to go with the course.
The 21 page printable Journal will give you:
If you love to think with a pen in your hand, you will love these beautiful pages.
P.S. My very successful book Homeschool Secrets of Success is an indispensable guide to what to do if things go 'wrong' in your homeschool.
› Courageous E-Course Lesson 17