Comparisons and homeschooling
For most of us, the second month of our homeschooling year has just commenced. We’re settling into the rhythm of the year. The workbooks aren’t pristine without any mistakes in them, and the pencils are wearing down daily as we sharpen them anew. But, for all that, we still have energy and enthusiasm. For many of us, fall colors brighten our days, and the smell of wood smoke and hot spiced cider make us still love the change of seasons.
As I thought about what might encourage us best in a post today, I went back through things that I’d bookmarked in the past. I came across this excellent post from Pam on not comparing ourselves with other homeschoolers. I find that often, at this time of year, though we may have hit our routines, we’re still tempted to “look around” at what others are doing to see if we’re quite comfy with all of our choices. While gleaning encouragement and new tips from other homeschooling moms is a great practice, there is also a possibility that we might engage in sinful comparisons that lead either to pride or discouragement. I loved Pam’s post on this topic and I recommend that you click on the link below (or copy it and paste it into your browser) and read what she wrote awhile back. It’s still fresh, good advice today. Enjoy!