So Tired of Homeschooling

I put my post in my private journal.  Too negative for public consumption.  Suffice it to say I am not a happy camper right now, trying to get my oldest to finish his first semester of school work from this past year.  We have a deadline of August 3rd.  If it’s not completed by that date, he gets a zero.  He MUST do 7 lessons each day, 5 days a week to make this happen.  He barely gets 3 done.  I have to sit right next to him and tap him to keep him focused.  I’m just so tired of doing this.  This has been my experience with homeschooling.  It has not been a good experience.  I can’t wait till it’s over and I can put homeschooling behind me.  It has been nothing but a struggle the whole time.  I have no energy left for my other two children, so now they’ll go to school as well.  This is not how I imagined that it would be.  This is so not the way I wanted things to turn out. 

2 responses to “So Tired of Homeschooling

  1. I don't know how much I can say, since I've never been a mother and have never homeschooled! But, no matter what way you look at it, I think it boils down to whether your kids (and you!) have a solid connection with Christ. I'm speaking for myself, too!Whenever my mom got way too frustrated with us kids, especially when it was our fault for making her that way (believe me, it was often enough!), she'd ask us if we'd had our devotions that morning. Usually, the answer was no.It might rub you the wrong way, but I think it needs to be said… Pray. Don't just pray that your kids will be good and get school done, but pray that they'll learn to have a true relationship with Jesus. Pray that you will discover the reasons they aren't motivated. Pray that you can lead them to Christ.Homeschooling isn't for everyone, but a true connection with Christ is. Don't miss out on the best character-forming years for your kids!Jessica and I have been reading The Adventist Home, and it's an amazing book. I'm sure you've already read it, but I'd encourage you to read it again. I'm not putting down the way you run your family, at all. There's just a lot of encouragement in there that you might find helpful!Just my two cents! 🙂

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