17 Encouraging Messages for Homeschooling Moms
1. Have fun. This is precious time with your children, and they are learning more than you think they are. ~Kathleen
2. Homeschooling is a beautiful opportunity to make an even bigger difference in the life of a child–your child. The time you put in really makes an impression. ~Amber
3. Everyone has stressful days. You are not alone. God gave you a job as a teacher and parent. No one will love your kids as you do. You are the best teacher your child will ever have. ~Wen
4. Don’t let the naysayers discourage you. It’s not their child, it’s yours. ~Jeanette
5. Consider what others are doing but then go with your gut for your children and your family. ~ Cyndy
6. Every mother wants the world for her child. Every mother knows her own faults and weaknesses but remember your strengths most. ~Jodi
7. Each family is different, try (hard as it might be) not to compare your kids to other kids. Encourage your child’s interests. ~Sara
8. Relax. If it’s not working try something else. Fit the schedule to your style. ~Michele
9. Kids in public school only get 2-3 minutes of personal interaction with their teacher each day. Homeschooling students get far more one-on-one time. You are giving your children the wonderful benefit of individualized attention!
10. If a lesson is tough then repeat it. Repetition is good. Who says you have to move along? ~Roy
11. Don’t compare your kids to public school kids. Homeschool should look different. ~Lindsey
12. Remember why you first decided to homeschool. Go back to those first goals to remember how far you’ve come! ~Heather
13. Don’t panic over bad moments. You have time to correct them. Parents often remember their mistakes much longer than their kids do. ~Doug
14. Homeschooling allows you to teach your children something that public schools can’t: the moral character of a Christ-centered life. It’s more important to be morally conscience that to excel academically.
15. Learning is not about gold stars or good grades. Homeschooling allows you to give your children a love of learning that will last a lifetime.
16. Don’t be discouraged if your child tells you she wants to go to public school to be with her friends. You know what’s in your child’s best interest, and she will thank you later for sticking to your guns. (I know this from experience!)
17. Faith is believing what you cannot see. Have faith that the time you spend with your children is a time you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
Dear Lord, I thank you for all the homeschooling parents out there who give their time and energy to homeschooling. I pray that you may encourage them when they feel discouraged. I pray that you may strengthen them when they feel weak. And, Lord, may you be glorified by their efforts.
Hope and Refreshment for Homeschooling Parents
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Don’t let doubts hold you back any longer.