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I have to remind myself often that there is no such thing as perfectionism. Mind you, I have come to terms with this fact in my homemaking, parenting, and my marriage I still find that I struggle with this need for perfection in our homeschooling adventure.
Homeschooling has been an interesting journey for our family. It has been one that has brought me lots of great joy.
It has been one that has brought me lots of great joy.
But, there have also been dark moments. Moments when I have been ready to throw in the towel. In these moments, I am almost certain that God made a huge mistake calling us to be a homeschooling family.
It is in these moments that I have to realize that I am making some major mistakes. Mistakes that really have nothing to do with our children and instead, they have a whole lot to do with me. If I am honest, these dark moments happen when I begin comparing our homeschooling success with others.
When I begin to compare myself to others then I begin to think I myself am doing something one. I lose sight of why we began the homeschooling journey to begin with.
The Fact Is:
- There is no such thing as a perfectly ran homeschool.
- No two days of homeschooling will look the same.
- No two children will learn the same way.
- No matter how great of a plan you may have in place things will not go the way you want them to.
- No family can have the same exact homeschooling experiences.
We must remember these things when we begin to compare ourselves to others and begin to feel as though we are failing. This is perfectionism creeping in.
The Fact Is:
- Every homeschooling family has bad days. You simply don’t see them.
- Every homeschooling family has moments when they feel as though they are not doing enough.
- Every homeschooling parent has had moments when all they want to do is cry.
The fact is we can not focus on others while we are on this journey. We can only focus on God and allow Him to lead us to where we need to go on this journey.
Do you have trouble with the illusion of perfectionism in your homeschooling journey?
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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