Sunday, September 4, 2011

Homeschool Streaming TV...FREE!

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. ~Will Rogers

Do you ever feel like that? Homeschooling is the right choice but then it just gets to be this "duty" that you sometimes enjoy a bit but most days it is just something you must do just because.... And some days it is a toss up of whether cleaning the children's bathroom or teaching them math would be preferred.

Homeschooling is a lifestyle and as such it can have its oh-hum days, even those questioning days: Are my children learning what they should? Am I doing it well enough? Why am I even doing this? This usually does not really hit home until the later elementary years and grows from then on...if you let it.

Now in your heart you may feel that public school really is not a option and private...? Well, even if you would consider it, how would you afford it? So you will continue homeschooling, even on the days you just do not want to, taking unscheduled mental health days off as required. Schedules? You might like the idea for your children but you may not like the self-disciple needed in keeping them yourself. Then you mentally berate yourself about the example you are setting for your children reminding yourself that children thrive with consistency. So, what is the answer?

Well, I can tell you that you are not alone. Most of us have been there, done that, ...maybe still there and still doing it too.

Many of the homeschooling parents I know do not go to homeschool conventions, but would benefit from the seminars available there. (I am included in this list, by the way.) I stumbled across The Homeschool Channel today and what I see so far I think would be great for parents new to homeschooling and those of us who have been homeschooling for awhile, but are in that lack-luster to fear-of-ruining-the-child stage. You know what I mean if you homeschool because you have had them and if you are just starting out and haven't yet...trust me, you will. There is nothing like bringing back that passion for homeschooling and adding simple, but exciting, things to your homeschooling approach and even brightening every one's attitude...whispering: yes, including your own!

Give this site a try and tell me what you think! It covers so many topics, scheduling, budgeting, priorities, just everything!

~ My Lord, thank you for placing the desire to homeschool in our hearts and for placing the desire to help us continue homeschooling in others even through the use of the Internet, so we do not feel alone in our concerns and have suggestions to try new things we had not thought of before.~

2 comments:

  1. We homeschool 4 children for a total of 17 years, so I understand what you say. However, now that all our children are grown and married, college educated and productive young families, those moments of feeling like education them was more duty than joy, has faded. Now we only remember the joy and rewards

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  2. I always look forward to the day I will enjoy the memories long after the crises, trials, and drudgeries. Homeschooling really does has its rewards though.

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