This is where I tell you homeschooling isn’t all peaches and cream. I’m here to say I am sorry if I ever implied it was. Some days are out of this world amazing.
Then you enter the high school years. Where it all matters.
I write about how we are closet unschoolers. Then back to Charlotte Mason.
Then there are days I wish I could do online school, but they are government run and you all know how I feel about the government.
I can see how some moms totally decide to put their kids in public school at this age.
The kids don’t want to do copy work and lap books anymore.
Well, of course not. They are teenagers after all. It’s not cool to do those things.
The challenge is keeping them engaged. Keeping their interest to want to learn.

In this technological age I am finding it is harder and harder to do.
We unplugged last week. Kids didn’t willingly. They had to because we were out of cell range.
It was blissful. Not competing with their phones and texting.

You may say so just lay down the law. Set the boundaries.
I do. Most of the time. But I am tired and am picking my battles.
The Principal is already out of town again so I don’t have my back up.

Is putting them in public school the answer? Not at all. Not for us at least.
A longer break perhaps? No. That is just putting off the school year and I don’t want them years behind.
The answer, my friends, is prayer and alone time with God.

When the days a long and the path before you seems to have no reason or end remember:

2 Corinthians 4:18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal

We may never see, this side of heaven, the results of the work we have done with homeschooling our children.

I encourage you to keep on keeping on!


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Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention 2014

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