Monday, April 12, 2010

Wanting to Give Up

I don't know what it is about this time of the year but I start feeling "done" and so do my kids! I feel like I'm pulling teeth to get any school done! Do you other homeschool moms feel this way around Spring?

This has been one of the most trying years that we have had so I am hoping that next year brings much more consistency with it AND a little boy who has mastered the beginning reading concepts! Boys are so very different from girls and much more challenging in regards to the educational aspect! I was so very blessed by Ann's post this morning as I too was feeling down and discouraged, wanting to give up! She reminded me to praise through these imperfect moments! Please take time to read her post, " What to Do When You Want to Give Up and Stay in Bed" you will be blessed!

7 comments:

  1. Yep! I definitely feel that way! I've got just two more weeks left and then we're out to enjoy the summer... hopefully the weather will be better by then! :)

    I've been noticing this past week that it's getting harder and harder to coax my boys to sit and do their school... I think they sense that my heart is not in it and are testing me to see if I'll give in and let them go play.

    Hang in their, friend, and yes, let's keep praising no matter the circumstance. Well, I'm off for some encouragement over at Ann's... thanks for the link! :)

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  2. He will learn to read. He will. Nothing to worry about. Nothing to rush. Nothing wrong with him. Rest in that. I've seen many children learn to read, and each case looks a little different. Time. Time is all that is needed. It doesn't much matter what method you use. They learn in spite of the methods, rather than because of them, usually. It's such a natural process. Just have lots of books around. And enjoy them with him--you already do all the important things.

    Great post on Ann's blog. My house was clean on Sat. eve, and now a disaster again. Hard not to get depressed about that, but her post reminds me it doesn't matter in God's eyes. Of course, definitely he wants me off this computer right now.

    Have a good day! I love your heart.

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  3. my kids are actually in public school now but when I was homeschooling it was April EVERY SINGLE YEAR I started to feel overwhelmed and tired out and not sure if this was the right path for us. I would love to have them all home again.....I miss homeschool. I miss all the other great things about homeschool. but they are thriving in our small town school and have no desire to return to homeschool. sad. = ( but dont get discouraged! let them run for a few days and enjoy spring and nature and play in the dirt and call it spring break. I bet things will look brighter after a little break.

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  4. We are there too, but unfortunately I cannot quit for the year yet! LOL. I feel that this has been a trying year for us in a way too! Finger crossed for better habits for myself next year.

    Lynn

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  5. He will learn to read. He will. Nothing to worry about. Nothing to rush. Nothing wrong with him. Rest in that. I've seen many children learn to read, and each case looks a little different. Time. Time is all that is needed. It doesn't much matter what method you use. They learn in spite of the methods, rather than because of them, usually. It's such a natural process. Just have lots of books around. And enjoy them with him--you already do all the important things.

    Great post on Ann's blog. My house was clean on Sat. eve, and now a disaster again. Hard not to get depressed about that, but her post reminds me it doesn't matter in God's eyes. Of course, definitely he wants me off this computer right now.

    Have a good day! I love your heart.

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  6. Yes! Isaiah is CRAZY(:

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