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5/18/2006 10:07:05 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSHeartbeat: Too Little Time-Adjusting Your Perspective

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HOME SCHOOL HEARTBEAT with
J. Michael Smith, Esq.

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Daily Transcript: May 18, 2006
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Program Audio--Listen Online at:
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Adjusting Your Perspective

Volume 67, Program 19
5/18/2006

Do you hesitate to say no? On today's "Home School Heartbeat," HSLDA
President Mike Smith reminds homeschool parents that it's okay not to
do everything.

Mike Smith:
A mom in Northern Virginia has a typical dilemma: how much is too
much? Ellie homeschools six of her children, who range in age from 7
to 18. She's involved in church programs, helps to lead a homeschool
group, and holds co-op classes in her home. Her kids take music
lessons and play sports. One is a beginning reader; at the other end
of the spectrum, one is preparing to attend college.

Ellie feels a bit hassled as she goes through each day, but all of her
activities seem like worthy causes. She is hesitant about making any
drastic changes, and feels limited by a subjective viewpoint.

Moms, you don't have to triple-guess your instinct about what's right
for your family. Start by evaluating your own physical, emotional, and
spiritual health. If you're always exhausted, chances are you're too
busy to get enough sleep. If you feel emotionally drained, you may not
be getting enough personal time to relax and pray.

Your spouse can add to your perspective. He may notice that one of the
kids needs extra attention. He may be able to help you simplify your
schedule. Having your spouse's support can give you confidence as you
choose between activities.

Finally, check with a friend whose opinion you trust. She can look at
your life from an outsider's perspective. You may be surprised at the
activities she thinks you can add or cut back!

Until next time, I'm Mike Smith.


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