Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Homeschool Hump Day Encouragement

How are you all getting along since Spring Break? Feel like you're even further behind? Did you get ahead so you can finish on time or early? Homeschooling, momma, don't get discouraged if you aren't where you want to be. Maybe the curriculum you've chosen for this year wasn't what you expected and it made school a challenge. Maybe you were more tired trying to accomplish all that your lesson plans required of you. Maybe sickness was a stumbling block and caused you and your children to get behind unexpectedly. That's okay! The beauty of homeschooling is that not only are we striving to teach our children in academic excellence but we are also teaching them character!

So look back over your year. Have your children attained a certain character trait such as compassion and generosity? I witnessed a young boy comforting his mother in church on Sunday. That is a huge thing! Whether she knows it or not, she is teaching him to be a man even in his young age, and that mom can be proud that her son knows how and when to console.
While we tend to look at our children's academic accomplishments at the end of the year, let's not forget these life skills and character building that they have gained as well!


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