Written by Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool and writer at Steady Mom
I often write that homeschooling is not for the faint of heart–it always takes courage to choose a different direction from the majority. And though there are serious benefits to the lifestyle we’ve chosen, there are also sacrifices we make when we decide to home educate.
Recently Weiyun Lee asked this question on my Facebook page:
“Has anybody ever felt that homeschooling can sometimes be a lonely route to take? This is our first year, and overall I have to say it’s been a rewarding and exciting journey.
But every once in a while, it does feel like the path less taken and we as parents need to shake it off, pray for strength and persevere on.”
Our experience of whether or not homeschooling feels lonely could depend on a variety of factors: our personality type, the homeschooling support in our neck of the woods, our location, the relationships in our life or our kids’ lives, and so on. What has your experience been like?
That’s our question for the day:
Have you found homeschooling to be a lonely lifestyle? How do you deal with the loneliness and challenges? Any advice for Weiyun Lee or others who may feel like her?