This week I received an e-mail from Lindsey and her question was so good I decided to do a podcast episode about it!
Her question was:
“You talk a lot about accepting your kids where they are and removing heavy burdens and expectations that they live up to the long list of requirements that public schools are mandated by. I absolutely love this idea, but I have such a hard time with it in practice. My oldest is starting third grade and this will be our first year where we have to comply with mandatory testing. Do you have those sorts of requirements where you live? If so, how do you balance the practice of working at your child’s pace and not pushing hard to get them to a certain level academically with worrying about and preparing for state tests? I’m a box checker, and curriculum guide follower and have such a hard time breaking free of that, but so badly want to be better at being willing to break away from the check lists when one of my children has an interest that leads them down an amazing rabbit trail of intrigue and organic learning. Please tell me, how do you do it?? “
In today’s episode I address this desire to have a more relaxed homeschool with our own inner pressure of doing it all.
Homeschool Requirements + Pressure
Links mentioned in today’s episode
Online Homeschool Convention ($25 for a few days only!)
What would you like to see on the podcast?