Written by contributor Heather Bruggeman of Beauty That Moves
Of the many gifts that come with homeschooling, the one I am truly loving right now is the freedom to make changes as needed. Doesn’t it seem rather impossible to sit down over the summer and plan an entire school year, sight unseen, knowing how the whole thing will unfold?
Despite careful research and planning, the science curriculum we chose was all wrong for our daughter.
And it wasn’t for lack of trying. Several approaches, on our part and hers were put forth in an effort to find a workable place with this text. We very carefully considered the idea of switching before doing so. Sure, we invested good money in the book; but more importantly, we value commitment and dedication, and do our best to instill those same values in our daughter. We didn’t want to send the wrong message.
You can’t walk away from everything in life that isn’t super fun.
I don’t expect her to feel warm and fuzzy about every single part of our school day. As humans we need to grow and stretch ourselves in new directions. It’s okay to be bored sometimes, to persevere at other times, be diligent, work hard. As a family, we value all of that.
However, it is also important to know when your child isn’t persevering, they’re enduring. There is a difference.
The writing on the wall says it’s time to make a change.