By Heather F
Since beginning homeschool I’ve noticed a trend from others who watch our life from afar. It has come to my attention that my family may have been put on a pedestal of some sorts. Onlookers assume we must be this super patient, put together, extraordinary family to be able to accomplish this thing called homeschool. I’ve heard said many time – and I’m paraphrasing – that they could never do this because they will most certainly have a dysfunctional homeschool! I’m here to reassure you. Homeschool is not some epic, imaginary fantasy saga. It is real life. Things aren’t picture perfect. It will be dysfunctional from time to time or it wouldn’t be real.
Recently, I had a friend express concerns about her three children’s education. Her two younger boys are both autistic and receive specialized education in a local public school program. They will continue in this program since it is working for them. However, my friend’s oldest, a 7-year-old daughter, attends a private Christian School and things aren’t going so well. Unfortunately, this little girl has developed a case of some serious dislike for school and lacks motivation to learn. My friend feels that it is getting worse, not better.
I love talking with this friend of mine because she is so honest and transparent, especially about her fears.
She would love to homeschool but is worried she will mutate into a “holy terror.” Those are her words, not mine! She asked me how I make it through the day without cussing like a sailor and losing my mind. I had a good laugh hearing this. I am no angel. Not at all….