Home School Heartbeat Radio Program
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Every teacher has good days and bad days. It's important for homeschool parents to recognize this and to plan ways to handle those occasional bad days. Join us today on Home School Heartbeat, as Michael Farris, outlines some suggestions to help families through a rough day.
There are days which make even the ardent homeschooling advocate want to just quit. If we let one bad day or even an occasional bad day destroy our commitment to homeschooling we lack both patience and wisdom. Let me suggest 4 strategies to survive the occasional bad day.
First, you need to keep a mental picture to remind you that this is a long range project. I like to think about Mount Rushmore and envision the great figures carved in stone just as they are carved in our history. Mount Rushmore wasn't carved in a day and your children will not be finished quickly either.
Second, if things are really going badly on a particular day no law in the country requires you to suffer through the whole day. There are times to declare the rest of the day to be physical education and load the kids in the van and head to the park.
There is no reason you can't do this once or twice a year.
Third, call your husband and yell for help. Our job as fathers is to help unload that burden and share the responsibility.
Finally, fall on your knees and ask your heavenly father for strength and patience. Actually, this one should come first. And it should come first everyday. He will provide. I'm Michael Farris.
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