This is part ten of my Top Ten Tips for Homeschooling series. Find links to the other tips below.
Mean Mom Strikes Again!
In closing our “Top Ten Tips for Homeschooling,” let me simply encourage you with this: your “worst” days may be your “best” days. A long day of whining and complaining children may mean you were being an awesome parent and laying down good, loving, wholesome boundaries.
To shelter their innocence, you said no to that dark TV show.
To keep them healthy, you said no to the ice cream man right before dinner.
To protect your daughter’s purity, you said no to that one edgy-looking outfit.
Did your child cry, pout, or stomp off? Maybe. And you may need to deal with their disrespect later. But at that moment of firmness, you know you did right and you know why you did it. You love them more than they will ever know.
So, don’t measure the good or bad of your homeschool days by how much peace was in your home. Some days there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth because you did your job well. Congratulations!
Top Ten Tips for Homeschooling Series
- Living by the Week
- Simple Household Management
- Managing Meltdowns
- Homeschooling at Home
- Date-free Lesson Plans
- Keeping the Love Alive
- Navigating through Sibling Nonsense
- Relying on the Lord
- Mean Mom Strikes Again