One thing that most moms have in common, despite differences in any other areas of life, is a lack of confidence. Too often we doubt our abilities to be adequate parents. Raising children who will one day grow up to be adults is an enormous responsibility. Add to that the prospect of not only raising, but also educating our own kids, and the task seems ten times bigger than before.
As wonderful as it would be if every mother jumped into her homeschooling journey completely prepared, having read every home education book known to man, it just doesn’t work that way. Most of us begin not knowing what we’re supposed to do and how we’re supposed to do it whenever we figure out what it is. Confused? That’s exactly how it feels to be a newbie homeschool mom.
Being a new homeschooler is scary, especially if you don’t know any other families who may be doing it, as well. Making the decision to not send your kids to school can be an empowering feeling, but after the adrenaline starts decreasing, we oftentimes find ourselves thinking, Great. Now, what are we supposed to do?
I could advise people on that question in any number of ways. I could give them a full on schedule to get them started. I could direct them to the best place for curriculum and wish them luck. Or I could just give them the most simple, yet effective method of instilling knowledge in their children.
Reading to, or even with, your children is enough to start off your journey. More importantly, it’s enough for anyone who is beg