We live in a fast paced world. Everything is about doing better, bigger, faster, and if you don’t keep up, you might just be run over. So, we race through our days. We race through our meals and even our leisure time. There is constant pressure to keep moving. Not only are we pushed to keep going, we need to be at the head of the pack. So, we want our children to run and win the race, too. Who walks first? How many words can your child say? How about read? The pressure to perform is real, and as parents we feel it. This is how we are experiencing the homeschool journey.
The Homeschool Rat Race
Getting ahead is what we know. So, when we homeschool, we become fixated on keeping up and not falling behind. We put an enormous amount of pressure on ourselves and our children. We don’t want to fail! So we push forward. We do more and more. Where does that get us? Well, it may give us bragging rights with our public school friends. However, does it really accomplish what we desire? What is more important, that you finish more work or that your child masters it? Are you looking for longer checklists or a love of learning? Or are you experiencing the homeschool journey are a family on an adventure?
What Got Me Here
I recently sat down with Devishobha Chandramouli of Kidskintha to chat homeschooling. You can read my interview and learn more about why you should be enjoying the journey, instead of running the race, here!