Whose homeschool is it anyway? — 11 Comments

  1. Well said! We’ve been homeschooling for ten years. It took me quite a while to realize that things run way smoother around here when I back away from the internet. I used to fall for every new curriculum and method and wasted a lot of money. Now we just do what works and enjoy our lives. I do enjoy your site though! 🙂

  2. And we need to encourage other homeschoolers to do what works for them. Yes such and such a “program” might work great for me but that doesn’t mean it will work for you and/or your child(ren). Same with schedules, learning methods etc., etc., I believe this is the true serendipity of homeschooling that one size doesn’t fit all – we get to custom fit shoes for our children – how awesome is that!

    • You are so right Lori. We all need to be more supportive of our differences I guess. I do meet a lot of homeschoolers who think their way is the only right way LOL!

  3. Oh! I am so glad it isn’t just me. At times I feel like I am going around in circles. Spent a lovely half and hour reading your blog and website. I have decided that I don’t need to follow wholly someone else’s ideas, just take the bits I want and adapt to me and mine!

    • Oh good for you Tina. I know when I do follow my own instincts things work out better for us – so it is a case of not being swayed so often!

  4. I needed this reminder, Julie. I think I forgot one of the most important reasons I started homeschooling, to give my son an education tailored to his personality, learning style and needs. Obviously if I’m doing that, my homeschool is going to be different!

    • Yes Camie, exactly. I have just posted a quote on my facebook page – “They laugh at me because I am different. I laugh at them because they are all the same” (Kurt Cobain). We have to keep reminding ourselves that different is good!!

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  6. We’ve been homeschooling for almost eleven years now, so I’m happy to report that this feeling does go away, eventually!
    I used to fret and worry and feel mightily inadequate.
    One day you will relax and realize that your journey is absolutely unique!

    Thank you for the post!

    • Thanks Karen. That is a big comfort! So far I just feel I am exchanging worries. From ‘will they ever read?’ to ‘will they get a job?’ Lol!