Wednesday, February 7, 2018

When You Are A Home School Mom

Here is why mom's who home school age fast:

- They never get a break, EVER! They are with their little darlings from sun up to sun down, 7 days a week, 12 months a year.

- They bear the brunt of their children's displeasure with long and/or complicated assignments.

- There is no such thing as a snow day because the books and supplies are in a nearby closet.

- They are responsible for lesson plans and for making sure the children have the correct lessons. They need to make sure the legal leg work gets done and all tests and grades are handed in on time.

- Their children have no qualms about fighting their fellow classmates because it doesn't matter how you treat your siblings. (we are working on this one!)

-There is no principal to discipline unruly students.

- When a child is angry or upset with his mother, his teacher who is also his mother, gets both barrels.

- The only parties are those that the weary mom/teacher plans (and for that reason they are few and far between!)

- They have to plan childcare for those many appointments because most places of business do not have evening hours when dad is home to babysit.

And here is why we still home school:

- There is no manipulation/triangulation between teacher and parents because mom is the teacher!

- When the teacher see's a meltdown coming on, she can send the child to his room where he can safely rage until he feel's able to cope with the world.

- You can choose to go on a spontaneous field trip.

- You know exactly what the problem is when a child doesn't get his school work done. You do not have to try to figure out if it is because of an ADD problem, over stimulation, trauma or some other undefined trigger.

- You don't have to worry about your attachment challenged child forming attachments with other adults in place of the bond he should have with his parents.

- The lack of parties and over stimulating events will mean your children are calmer and able to participate in family activities which strengthens the family unit.

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