Episode 44: Mid Year Changes Are Absolutely OK!
By: Jamie Gaddy
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For those of you who’ve been homeschooling, this year and have been finding it increasingly difficult or have lost all enjoyment in the process… today’s episode will help you find a solution.
First, let me say that I’m a pretty stubborn person, I’m also pretty frugal. So, when things in our homeschool feel like they are unraveling I begin to feel a little panicky and a lump starts to rise in my throat. I know… it sounds rather silly… but I know what’s coming. AND I know that if do what I need to do then I’m probably going to have to change some things around. Sometimes that can cost money – and then of course I start feeling guilty because I didn’t have it all together in the first place and now look – I wasted money on school resources that didn’t work.
Well, that’s a trap – because first of all we can never know what will work and what won’t…our children are unique and change from year to year – – and in reality, homeschooling is a series of trials and errors and learning from mistakes and successes. REALLY there is no room for guilt trips (yeah – I know I’m preaching to myself right there). There is only room for moving on and looking for what does work.
So all of that to say – if you’re feeling like something just isn’t right… if you’re feeling that homeschooling isn’t bringing you joy – instead you dread it each day… then you may need to take inventory of your homeschool to see what’s going on.
Visit the Mid Year Homeschool Changes Article.
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