Ever wish you could go back in time and talk to yourself? Tell yourself to relax or brace for impact? Tell yourself to do something a different way? I asked some of my friends to answer this question:
If you go back in time and talk to yourself before you started homeschooling, what would you say?
These are some of those answers…
- If you keep records on the computer back up, back up, back up, and then print it out anyway.
Talea from Wisteria and Worms
- There's more than one way to teach your children what they need to know.
Jennifer A. Janes
- Sometimes you try something that doesn't work and it's not a failure – it just means you've learned it doesn't work for you. Move on.
Kelli from AdventurezInChildRearing
- Don't create “school” at home; it is a recipe for failure.
- It's okay to stray from the textbooks.
Joy from My Home in the Smokies
- Cherish the moments with your littlest ones knowing that motherhood is your first and most important ministry.
Jamie from The Unlikely Homeschooler
- Homeschooling can be lonely for mom.
Kim from Little By Little
- Be prepared for not so good days. Be prepared to put the books aside and put your relationship with your children first.
Rebecca from Mom's Mustard Seeds
- Relax. You don't have to teach everything the first week, the first month, or the first year. Learning really is a life-long process.
Aurie from Our Good Life
And a final one from me…
- Don't get caught up in the schedule. Follow your child and speed up or slow down as needed.
What's your answer? If you go back in time and talk to yourself before you started homeschooling, what would you say?