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.
- There’s a New Planner in Town by Jamie at The Unlikely Homeschool
- Working and Homeschooling While Staying Frugal by Stacy at Layered Soul
- How Homeschooling Changed, and Continues to, for Us by Ashley at Forgetful Momma
- Farmschooling: Homeschool Changes We’ve Made This Year by Erin at The Usual Mayhem
- How to Teach Science & History to Multiple Ages at the Same Time for FREE – Our Biggest Change by Christia at Faith Filled Parenting
- How Letting Go of School Brought Back Our Love of Learning by Shelly at There’s No Place Like Home
- Breaking Up With Charlotte: Knowing When to Change Things Up by Nadine at Up Above the Rowan Tree
- How My Homeschool Has Evolved Over the Years by Tara at Embark on the Journey
- The Changes We Made: Homeschool Curriculum That Didn’t Make The Cut by Dachelle at Hide The Chocolate
What’s the biggest change that’s happened in your own homeschool? Let us know in comments.