Have you ever thought about the most important part of your homeschool?
Is it quality read-alouds?
A strong understanding of math?
A rigorous and challenging curriculum and automatic recalls of all state and country capitals?
I don’t think it’s any of those.
I think that the very most important part of homeschooling is relationships.
Because here’s the thing: You can fix a lot of shortcomings in your child’s education. It’s not even that hard. There are tutors and books and classes.
There is always a way to help your child learn a new concept in a different way.
But if your child feels frustrated or angry, or if their self-esteem is suffering, or if they feel disconnected from you or misunderstood, that is a REALLY big deal.
We have to remember in our days with our kids our end goal – my BIG goal is happy, confident, strong people who love learning and feel like they can do the things they need to do to get where they want to go.
Sure – we all want our kids to be successful people, but if all we’re thinking about is ACT scores and college admissions and future careers that we can brag about the other retirees on the bus trip – we’re not doing it right.
So in this video, I share some ideas about the last chapter of my ebook, 7 Secrets the Happiest Homeschool Moms Know.
This book is no longer free, but is available for purchase here.
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