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Why Homeschooling is Bad

Why homeschooling is bad?  Really? This on a site dedicated to helping people to homeschool?  Bear with me on this one. 

The fifth chapter of my book, "A Plan for Joy in the Home", is about your personal, husband and family time.  Any mother has her hands full on any given day, and the homeschooling mother is no exception.  Just like the mother who leaves to go to work every day, a homeschooling mom has a huge chunk of her day that is devoted to teaching her children instead of to paying bills, returning calls and emails, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, spending time with her husband, etc. 

Many people, therefore, might conclude that the reason why homeschooling is bad is because it takes up so much of the day and leaves time for little else.  Who hasn't had a well meaning friend or relative say, "Honey, when will you have time for YOU?  Time to get all that other stuff done? Time to spend on your hubby?"

In my opinion, that's not a very good reason to not homeschool.  Will it be challenging to get everything done?  You bet.  Can it be done?  You bet.

Lessening the Negative Effects
of Homeschooling

The reality is that you will have yourself pulled in many different directions every day.  Every mom has that.  You can lessen that pull, however, by having a plan in place.  First, decide how much time you are going to spend homeschooling each day.  Next, decide what things you have to do on a regular basis, what your kids require you to do on a regular basis, how much time you want to spend with your husband and what kind of time you want to spend together as a family. 

Once you have that all figured out (and, by the way, my book walks you through step by step how to do that), you can find a way to make it all work.  If there is just too much to fit into your week, then that's telling you that some things will need to be let go of, done on a less frequent basis, or figured out differently.

It WILL work.  Trust me. It might not always be perfect, but if you are organized and have a plan, you'll see that you will have the time you need for yourself, your husband and time together as a family. 

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