I am so thankful for the freedom to homeschool my kids. I’m thrilled that I can keep them out of the public school mess and teach them at their own speed, cater to their interests and abilities, and eliminate the wasted time schools have to spend on crowd control. (Well, maybe I still have some crowd control to do…)
But if I’m honest, homeschooling can also be incredibly challenging. It forces me to confront my own feelings of insecurity and gives me countless opportunities to practice patience. I also have to deal with my anger issues (which I never had before having children) and struggles with anxiety and frustration.
Those things all sound like character traits that God would want me to work on with Him in my journey to be more like Christ… And He’s using homeschooling as one of the main teaching tools!
My new book, “The Bumpy Road: Growing in Christ While Homeschooling Your Kids“, is an honest and many times funny look at some of the spiritual lessons that God is teaching me through homeschooling my three kids.
I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I pray that you’ll be encouraged and maybe get some practical ideas out of the things I’ve learned. Or, maybe you know someone else who would benefit from looking at the challenges of homeschooling as ways for us to grow in Christ.
If you benefit from it, please share with others and leave a review on Amazon!