Eeek! You did it! You made the decision to take full responsibility for your child’s education and to homeschool them! I am so excited for you and you should be too, for you are embarking on one of the most rewarding adventures.
But I also want to be real with you. It is scary.
You will wake up excited one morning and terrified the next. You will have days where you wonder why on earth you thought you could this. You will worry that you are behind, you will worry that you aren’t doing enough, and you will worry that you are doing too much.
You will have days when your child refuses to do what he or she is asked. Where chores go unfinished and where math takes four hours and yet you accomplish nothing. Tears will flow and you will want to quit.
You will most likely start out with a very pretty picture of what your school will look like. You probably read books, researched learning styles, and decided on what method you believe will work best for your child. Most likely it will turn out to be the exact opposite of what your child thrives on. You will spend money on curriculum that doesn’t work. More than once.
There will be...