Yes, I am a homeschooled mama — I was homeschooled before most people knew homeschooling was a “thing” you could do. In the late 1980s, my mom chose to include me in her new homeschool plans even though I was only two years away from graduating high school. However, you might be surprised to learn that although I had a positive experience being homeschooled, I didn’t homeschool my own children from the start.
Here are just a few things that held me back:
- I don’t have time — I have to work!
- I’m not prepared — I need to do more research!
- I’m not patient enough — my kids and I will drive each other crazy!
Do any of these objections sound familiar to you?
This week I am a guest contributor at Meg Hykes’ candid, humorous and informative blog, Homeschoolin’ Mama, and my topic is: “Why a Homeschooled Mama Resisted Homeschooling.“ Click through to the full post on her blog and find out how I overcame these and other common fears and objections that can hold any parent back from the decision to homeschool.