With all that passion and experience, teaching my own kids should be a breeze, right? Yeah, not so much.
I started preschool with my oldest son a couple of years ago, and the mistakes were numerous:
- Turns out there is a BIG difference between teaching one subject five times a day to 7th graders and teaching my own three-year-old how to read. Classroom management is way easier than home/kid-raising/homeschool management.
- I looked in all the wrong places for a short list of academic standards for preschoolers. I eventually found the Typical Course of Study standards from World Book that were much more useful.
- I looked at Pinterest. So many awesome (and overwhelming and overcomplicating) activities to do with him!
The short answer, I believe, is no. I (and they) will be okay. By the grace of God, we will all be okay. And on days that I'm not okay, I have support. My husband. My parents. My in-laws. My friends. And maybe even a Classical Conversations (CC) community.
I'm very interested to hear your thoughts on both homeschooling with mental illness and Classical Conversations!