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Encouragement: Am I Really Supposed to be Homeschooling?

God knows that homeschooling can be tough sometimes. Some days are wonderful, and you can see the fruits of your labor. Your child’s handwriting is neat, the answers are correct, and his attitude is cooperative. On those days, you know why you homeschool. We all love those days–reading together as a family, working together on a new skill, and enjoying each other. You can feel God’s hand of blessing upon you so easily, and you are confident that God has called you to homeschool.

But what about the other days? Do you feel as certain when the house is a mess, you’re off schedule, and you can hardly even find the books? Are you still confident when the kids continue to be argumentative, after you feel like you’ve tried all that you know? Or do you start to wonder if you really can teach your own child when he just isn’t reading like you had hoped? What about when you are just physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted? Can you keep homeschooling when you have nothing else to give?

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