I admit that when I first began homeschooling I fell for every single one of these pitfalls!
It’s so easy to get caught in them, and it keeps you from enjoying the freedom that homeschooling allows each unique family to experience.
DO NOT COMPARE YOURSELF TO ANOTHER HOMESCHOOLING FAMILY!
This is probably the single most important lesson that any homeschooling mom can learn.
You can cause a lot of damage to both yourself and your children when you do this. God made each one of us totally unique, so why would we want to try to be like anyone else.
DON’T GET UPSET IF YOUR CHILD ISN’T THE NEXT MOZART, EINSTEIN OR DAVINCI
If you are homeschooling, for this reason, you may be setting yourself up for disappointment. I’m not saying that your child won’t be smart.
But as homeschoolers, I don’t feel that we need to make this our priority. Learning will happen, but more importantly, are the relationships that will grow stronger every day!
DON’T SEEK OUTSIDE APPROVAL
There is absolutely no way that you are going to please every single person who looks at your homeschool. There will always be at least one judgmental person who is going to raise an eyebrow at what you are doing.