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"One Handful" Homeschool

Are you working too hard?  Are you trying to do too much in your homeschool?  Do you have enough margin?

  • "Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth and turmoil" Prov 15:16

  • "Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife." Prov 17:1

  • "Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind." Ecclesiastes 4:6


Trying to do twice as much homeschooling this year?  Parents who panic about high school will sometimes try to allay their fears by piling on the work.  That won't help!  Trying to do too much causes turmoil and strife.  Don't chase after the wind - make sure the school year you are planning is a reasonable amount for your student.  Add up how many hours you expect them to work each day, and make sure it's one handful, not two.  It's important to allow some down time, so that your home has peace and tranquility.  It's hard to learn in a tumultuous home.  Strive for a peaceful homeschool, so the kids have the ability to learn MORE because they aren't stressed.  High school isn't a time to panic and pile on the school work.  Add it up, and make sure it's not too much.

Blessings, Lee

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Guest - J W on Monday, 04 August 2008 20:34

I once had a mother confess to me that when she first started homeschooling, she went way overboard. She figured that if public schools spent one hour on any given subject each day, her kids needed to spend two hours on that subject each day. That way, she could claim to be doing a better job. Boy did she turn that around in a hurry!

Sometimes it's easy to fall into the "comparison trap." We see our neighbors' children spending hours and hours on school and extracurricular activities. We look at it and think, "Well, we homeschool. We can do better." We think "better," but we really mean "more." That's a trap. Do our kids really need to be overloaded like those other kids?

Learning can take place anywhere, anytime. Build learning into your lifestyle, and you'll be amazed. Most of what my kids really learn come from unplanned opportunities. Sure, we do formal studies, but boy, we treasure the "real life" learning!

I once had a mother confess to me that when she first started homeschooling, she went way overboard. She figured that if public schools spent one hour on any given subject each day, her kids needed to spend two hours on that subject each day. That way, she could claim to be doing a better job. Boy did she turn that around in a hurry! Sometimes it's easy to fall into the "comparison trap." We see our neighbors' children spending hours and hours on school and extracurricular activities. We look at it and think, "Well, we homeschool. We can do better." We think "better," but we really mean "more." That's a trap. Do our kids really need to be overloaded like those other kids? Learning can take place anywhere, anytime. Build learning into your lifestyle, and you'll be amazed. Most of what my kids really learn come from unplanned opportunities. Sure, we do formal studies, but boy, we treasure the "real life" learning!
Guest - Alex (website) on Saturday, 16 August 2008 00:54

Your blog is interesting!

Keep up the good work!

Your blog is interesting! Keep up the good work!
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