From the moment we begin to think about homeschool as an option we have visions in our minds of what it will look like and how it will function. As we begin to research, we begin to adapt and change that vision to match what we are discovering about educational methods, learning styles and what works (and doesn’t) for others. Then we begin the homeschool undertaking and we soon realize that what we thought would work doesn’t quite seem to fit the family needs.

That’s when we work to figure out what we need to change in order to accommodate our family lifestyles, children’s needs, or even simply our own role as parent, homemaker, spouse, and teacher. Change is a constant in homeschool. Whether it be the changing of the academic year, revamping curriculum, or modifying methodology it is inevitable. But, change can also be disheartening.

But, guess what? It’s normal to have to change as you go. Not only does your perceptions change of how homeschooling should work, your children grow and mature and as they do their needs do as well. Therefore in order to truly customize their education for who they are as a person you’ll need to adapt what you’re doing and expecting of them in order to allow their natural maturation to occur.

We want you to know, we get it. Change can bring fear, worry, and a lack of confidence. We’ve all been there. Which is why we are sharing with you, What’s Changed in Your Homeschool, a link-up that allows you to see how we’ve changed our homeschooling over the years.

What’s the biggest change that’s happened in your own homeschool? Let us know in comments.

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