Homeschooling South San Gabriel, California

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Many people are searching for alternatives to public school system. This is no surprise since the public school system in the United States is rated 25th in the world in science and reading and 38 in mathematics. To a great number of families homeschooling seems as a clear alternative. The problem with this is that if you do a Google search for homeschooling what you will find is sometimes not very useful. Everybody in search of homeschooling needs to consider attending a homeschooling event like the ones offered by GreatHomeschoolConventions.Com. At our tradeshow you’ll find a huge selection of homeschooling resources. You’ll be able to take lessons and interact speakers like Dr. Kathy Koch, Dr. Christopher Perrin, and others. The focus of our conferences is to equip you parents not only with the right information but also the resources you need to start a successful homeschooling program. In the event you’re is struggling to find curriculum about homeschooling in South San Gabriel, California, we urge you to contact us or come to one of our conferences.

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You would think that with so many parents in search of homeschooling curriculum in South San Gabriel, CA more details would be available to the public. Many South San Gabriel are now aware that the state of California is trying to abolish homeschooling. As California’s AB 2756 proposition shows. Although homeschooling is not new it came to the forefront of American culture in the early 90s as a way for Christian families to integrate their religion into their kids education. What we have learned over the last 20 years no one was expecting. That is, children who are homeschool perform better in life, make better decisions, and have higher sense of values and respect for friends and family. Contrary to common believes homeschooled teens have the same access to online lessons, friendships, and additional activities as the other public school student however without drawbacks, like standardized lesson plans and bullying. Nowadays several experts have raised the question I’m wondering if homeschooling is the answer to the US education crisis. At Great Homeschool Conventions we simply want to make you aware that we are no longer a minority and that we continue to grow every day. For more information about what GreatHomeschoolConventions.Com has to offer please take a look our blog.

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Plagued by Doubts

We discussed Great Expectations the other night in our online class. Great stuff! The kids had a million comments; in fact, they waited online for an hour after class to read their favorite parts out loud, just to laugh at Dickens’ crazy characters. I even got a call or two from pleased moms, saying their kids really enjoyed it.

Still, this morning I am plagued with doubts.

I was teaching without Missy for the first time in a while, and I left the class feeling pretty insecure. Basically, I think our classes turn out better when the two of us teach together and I am afraid last night’s class wasn’t any good.

“Am I Doing Enough?”

This does not happen to me all that often, since I am a pretty confident guy, but I have talked to hundreds of homeschool moms for whom it is a daily struggle. It seems that we homeschoolers labor under a constant burden of guilt and anxiety. Nagging questions plague the backs of our minds all day: “Am I doing enough? Is it good enough?”

Worse than that, the answers won’t let us alone: “You have certainly not done enough, not by a long shot. And what you have done is shoddy, half-baked, ill-prepared, and worthless. Again, you fail!”

homeschool mom and daughter with computerIt probably comes in part from the fact that by choosing to homeschool, we attempt something for which our society pays billions of dollars to legions of trained professionals, and we try to do it right by ourselves, for nothing.

But I think it also comes from the fact that in addition to helping the kids in this noble work, we are trying to create an identity for ourselves. We want to do more than give them a good education for their sakes; we want to become successful homeschoolers—for our ownsakes.

We strive toward two goals, not one. And here’s the rub: while one of the goals lies within reach of any loving parent, the other will always be misguided and completely impossible. To make matters worse, the impossibility of the second goal obscures the reachability of the first, with the result that we feel only failure.

My Identity

By doing more and doing it better, can I create an identity for myself as a successful homeschooler that will satisfy my spiritual and emotional needs and give me peace, confidence, and a sense of accomplishment and self-worth?

Nope. I can’t.

Those things don’t come from what I do, no matter how successful I am. In fact, things like peace and confidence and self-worth come more often through my failures than my successes, because they are the gifts of God to sinners. If I look to my online class to give me my identity, I’m looking in the wrong place. Succeeding there doesn’t make me better. Failing there doesn’t make me worse.

But I look there anyway, all the time. If I am honest with myself about last night, I’ll admit that I did not doubt whether the kids had a good learning experience. Instead, I doubted whether my own performance made me look good enough. It’s true with all of us. More often than not, our discouragement comes from fear that we haven’t “become somebody” yet, and aren’t likely to “become somebody” in the future. Much less often are we afraid that our kids will suffer real educational neglect at our hands.

I thank God I haven’t become somebody yet, and am not likely to become somebody in the future. He knows I would be an insufferable so-and-so if I ever got the self-image I’m looking for from my earthly successes. Thank God, too, that because I bear His name, I have all the identity I need. I just hope next time we fire up the mics, I can remember that, and get myself out of the way.

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