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When They’re Falling Behind…

Falling behind… this is a little bit of an undercurrent in the homeschool world. It exists, but it is clearly not talked about. There are supposed to be three camps in homeschooling: the gifted children, the struggling children, and the average children. Clearly the average children are still above average because of the simple fact that they are homeschooled, right? I mean, we homeschoolers share article after article of FAMOUS PEOPLE WHO WERE HOMESCHOOLED basically yelling from the rooftops “My child is smarter than yours!” But is it true? Maybe.

Just as no homeschool is the same, so no homeschool child is the same. Our values and goals vary GREATLY. While many homeschoolers aim for a superior education, that is not (for example) my goal in any way shape or form. I think I can offer my kids more at home however, even on the days I fail I am secure in my goal because my homeschool is simply not based on levels, grades, or achievement. My kids are almost all “behind” in some area or another. They are all learning and growing at their own pace and today we are going to just get it all out in the open. If your child is behind… this one’s for you!

Show notes/helpful links

Take the learning style quiz
Take the homeschool style quiz
Learn more about teaching to your child’s needs
Why I stopped pushing my kids to “keep up” with public school

TODAY ONLY: Free homeschool planner

I don’t ever ever ever do this (there’s a first time for everything, right?) but I am going to share my homeschool planner insert for one child (you could have one for each child) FREE, no strings attached, today only! Put your name and email in the box below and check your email for your download link (heads up, the deal is you are subscribing to my weekly newsletter to get the planner, is that a string attached? You decide! ;)). Please please please feel free to share this with your homeschool group or community, the link will be removed tomorrow. To see inside the planner and learn more about it, see it on my etsy shop HERE. May this help you plan, and dream, set your homeschool mission statement and goals and all that stuff that can help you be more successful in your homeschool!

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Have you ever worried about this?

When your homeschool child is falling behind... don't panic! Come listen to this podcast episode and let's talk about homeschool goals, understanding our child's needs and finding peace in the process. #homeschooling

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  1. Oh this is me!!!! My oldest is 8 years and is doing kind of first-second grade
    I beg you to put this on youtube!!!! Thanks!!

  2. Thank you!!!!! This episode was a HUGE blessing! We have a child, that in math is two grade levels behind. Hearing your similar situation and how you have worked it, was so encouraging, like a burden lifted encouragement! Thank you!!!!

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