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When You or Someone You Know Questions Your Qualifications

People will often wonder and ask if a parent has to have certain qualifications in order to homeschool. While the answer is “no”, that does not mean homeschooling parents are not qualified for the task.

This is what a typical school year prep looks like in our home, and, in varying degrees, every homeschool home…

πŸ‘©β€πŸ« May – June: wrap up current year’s school; ask yourself what changes can be made to improve next year

🧐 July: begin researching and thinking about curriculum for family and each kiddo; consider outside activities; attend 2 day, state-wide convention; purchase curriculum πŸ“š

🀝 Convention: workshops with the hows, tips, encouragement, learning approaches, ideas for enhancements; huge curriculum hall to browse through options and make informed decisions; interact with other families at various points of the journey

πŸŽ’ August: become familiar with curriculum; envision and plan the flow of the upcoming school year (keep in mind flexibility is needed from time to time); gather school supplies πŸ“’πŸ“ŽπŸ“βœοΈπŸ–‹οΈ; sign up and enroll in upcoming field trips, gatherings, clubs, sports, etc; soft launch to the school year

🏑 September: full speed ahead! The school year is underway πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ—“οΈ Throughout the year: πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜†πŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ˜­πŸ˜˜πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ€©πŸ₯³πŸ₯²β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜”πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜œπŸ€¨πŸ€”πŸ§πŸ˜’πŸ™„πŸ˜€πŸ˜ πŸ˜³

Translation: feel all the feels, experience amazing days and days where everyone just needs to go back to bed, question yourself 10,587 times – and that’s in one day 😜, watch your kids grow and mature, light bulb moments and “how have you not gotten this yet?!” moments, celebrate wins, hug through the losses, education, conversations, learning how to think versus what to think, etc, etc, etc

So, the next time someone questions your qualifications to educate your children, or you question yourself, think of the countless hours you out in to your homeschool.

He has called you to homeschool, He will equip you for the tasks πŸ’œ


Pam Spinker

I help Christian homeschool moms, just like you, thrive in your home and in your walk with Christ. If you question your abilities, or feel like you’re drowning in homeschooling, you’re in the right place!Β 

I’m here to help!Β