There’s a million things rushing through your mind. You have been homeschooling for a while and it’s beginning to look like a big mistake. You wonder if putting your children back into a regular school may be the right thing to do? Here are some questions you need to ask yourself, to check if it really is so.
Why Did You Begin Homeschooling?
This is one way to bring it down to the basics. Think about the primary reason why you decided to homeschool your children. Now check if that want is being met. If you needed them to learn in a loving environment instead of one filled with fear, you should have succeeded the very day you began teaching them at home. If it’s about removing your child from the influence of a bully, again, you’ve already achieved the goal. Most people usually have trouble with providing a consistent education in homeschool. It’s not wrong, it’s just not regular school.
What Are Your Homeschooling Goals?
This is one that often helps bring irrational fears to rest. Writing down your goals, whether they are academic ones that your homeschool students need to reach, or life goals like building their characters, it makes it easier to view your progress when you have it down in front of you in pen and paper. If you find yourself lagging behind in a few areas, all you have to do is concentrate on them for the next month or so to make up the progress. If you want them to accomplish more life skills, add it to your goals.
Do Your Doubts Have A Valid Reason?
Most parents who take up homeschooling will go through bouts where they doubt their ability to do justice to their children. The ideal and perfect education may get a bit lost between sticky tables and dirty knees. However, if you are leading a happy group into learning more skills each day, it should not worry you how they learn. It is rare when the parent is truly unable to meet the requirements of their homeschool students. So unless you have a valid reason, don’t sweat about it too much.