Successful homeschooling isn't always about what you think it is! My free e-course will help you realize that your children's needs are part of the picture - but you are just as important!
My free Courageous Homeschooling e-course has been teaching you the techniques to achieve successful homeschooling.
Today I need to get you to see that there is another vital step you need to take.
I can show you that best by showing you a picture:
Say homeschooling really is your WHOLE life – and it often feels like that when you start!
Look at what your life looks like.
Say you decide homeschooling isn't the right choice for your family, look what happens to your life:
And when you come to think about it, even the first box doesn't look right.
There is something wrong.
And to make a successful homeschool we need to put it right.
Fans of my e-course will know that Susan Jeffers, best-selling author of: Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway, has a great deal to teach us about successful homeschooling.
Susan wants to ask us to think about what makes up a successful life - and we can apply that to homeschooling.
There are two dangers if you make homeschooling the totality of your life:
See what happens when we add more things in:
Gosh! Doesn't that look better?
If there's one big thing you can learn from my Courageous Homeschooling e-course it is to take the pressure off.
Yes, there is always lots to do when you're homeschooling.
But to stop everything getting on top of you and to really make homeschooling successful for all of you, you need to add other things in as well.
You can't give everything to your children unless you also give something to yourself.
My book is all about how to work out the balance in your homeschool so you get it right for all of you.
And I can guarantee it will massively increase the amount of satisfaction you get when homeschooling becomes part of your life – maybe a large part - but not your whole life.
If we look at Susan's box:
But that leaves six spaces left to fill!
Why not pick one of the headings Susan has chosen and decide to put more effort into it?
I don't know which part of your life calls to you the most.
Tell us your plans on our Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group.
I do know that the 'contribution' heading is one that's vital for me to fill.
Susan explains contribution as:
“This is the area that allows you to make your own special difference to the world.” ~ Susan Jeffers
In my case this means volunteering for two hours a week at the city Museum.
It's only two hours and I often spend all my time with the paper trimmer slicing up batches of pictures for children to color in – but it makes me feel good.
It gets me out in the world and makes me feel I am doing something to help other people.
And it gets me out of the house and away from homeschooling for a bit!
Which space in your life are you going to start to fill? Because I can guarantee that when you do, homeschooling will be far more successful for all of you.
Homeschooling is a vocation of love, and this Journal will help remind you that to succeed we need to remember to love ourselves too!
Whatever paths your children decide to follow, the 21 page Journal will help make your homeschooling road smoother and the views from the trail more beautiful!
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