Written by Kari Patterson of Sacred Mundane.
“I‘m concerned about Luke,” she confessed.
We leaned in to listen, and she shared her struggle honestly. Of course we could relate. The three of us have 12 kids among us, all homeschooled, and we each juggle other responsibilities as well. (I’m sure you can relate too!)
Her concern was about anger. She’d seen her 8-year-old son angry often, and also recognized her own tendency toward anger.
I assured her she wasn’t alone. In fact, in the past 4-5 conversations I’d had with homeschool moms, all recognized their struggle with anger in their own personal lives.
I’ve even heard moms say they quit homeschooling, because they found they became too angry and felt that they couldn’t enjoy their kids and educate them too.
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