As a new homeschool mum the overarching feeling that I could do better was a joy stealer to my day-week-month. My expectation for my day was a truly an impossible expectation. I had superwoman standards and was only a Lois Lane. Over the years I have identified some of these myths and I hope to expand more on these in a few more posts.
10 Unrealistic Homeschool Expectations
- That I can work hard the whole day accomplishing all the household tasks and never get a minute to myself
- That if I can do it I should do it
- That I should be able to run 4-6 hours of exciting activities for my children to do
- That my children should never be bored
- That I should do interesting science experiments daily or at least once a week
- That my children will always enjoy their lessons (or never enjoy their lessons)
- That my house will always look tidy
- That I should be available for all who want me
- I should not be tired
- That I have it all together
You Might Also Like
Rubbish Advice for New Homeschoolers
20 Homeschooling Questions to Ask Yourself
Bursting Your Homeschool Bubble – When Planning Doesn’t Go To Plan
Modern Miss Mason By Leah Boden | Review
Reflections on Modern Miss Mason by Leah Boden I’ve just finished reading Leah Boden’s new book, Modern Miss Mason. In it, Leah as she shares what living the Charlotte Mason way can look like. You won’t find schedules or subject guides here. You will find inspiration...
Homeschooling Toddlers and Babies
Homeschooling Toddlers and Babies Homeschooling toddlers and babies is something you do by default if you homeschool older children. The picture you see here was taken in my first-year homeschooling. I was teaching a kindergarten child plus a pre-schooler but I also...
Homeschool Record Keeping
Easy Fuss Free Homeschool Records Keeping When you homeschool you are required to do some homeschool records keeping. Keeping it simple is the key. In Australia has homeschool records keeping requirements for homeschool registration. In the USA homeschool...
Unit Studies Charlotte Mason Style
Unit Studies Charlotte Mason Might Like. Unit studies Charlotte Mason might like are literature based, short and they avoid weak associations. Children make their own connections without the teacher. Discovering Unit Studies Charlotte Mason Style I was introduced to...
Charlotte Mason Principles – Secular or Christian
Charlotte Mason Principles - Secular or Christian Charlotte Mason Principles include a focus on the knowledge of God but can you apply the Charlotte Mason method in a secular way? We often get enquiries from parents asking, “are Charlotte Mason principles secular or...
Wombat Stew Unit Study
Wombat Stew Unit Study This Wombat Stew unit study is a good way to teach literacy, social studies, science & art. Wombat Stew Story Summary One day a dingo catches a wombat by the Billabong. The wombat’s friends want to save him so they help the dingo make the...