I have a child who is very academic and one who isn't (here I am comparing). Even though the less academic one may be "behind" by some standards, I don't worry too much because he's a deep thinker, is gifted in building with his hands, and loves to learn. I agree that learning is more important than test scores, and work ethic and values are priceless.
P. S. - we're not at the end of this journey yet, in fact, we're only halfway to legal adult age, but I can confidently say that having a child who is "behind" is not the end of the world. It will mean some hearbreak, and that is something one learns to lay at the altar of God time and time and time again. It will mean extra "advice" from naysayers. It might also mean a few extra years with the child "in the nest." But I wouldn't trade the child for anyone or anything else in the world, and I personally have learned SO much on this journey.
Our entire adult Sunday school last Sunday dealt with the difference between what the world defines "success," and what God considers "success." Such a comparison study would be helpful to anyone struggling with their child's academic performance.
Yep, I agree. Some people outside our family are quick to latch on to a label and blame every bad thing on that label. "Oh, she's behaving that way because she's homeschooled." I'm sure there are some of you readers who can relate! But isn't it ironic how quickly us parents latch onto the same unrealistic view of how "the other kids" compare to our children? It looks like the naysayers, through sheer aggravating volume and repetition, have managed to feed our self-doubt and lack of faith! Thank God we can counteract that by supporting each other! Thanks, Lee, for creating a place for us to do that!
You may be wondering how anyone can take mommy grades seriously. I know you are worried, but your home-made grades really do matter when homeschooling high school!
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