Ten Things Every New Homeschooler Should Know (Part 2)

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I’ve had some really great feedback from my series, Ten Things Every New Homeschooler Should Know over at Simply Living…for Him.

This time I am talking about the comparison trap and how your homeschool is not supposed to look like anyone else’s. 

Ah, the comparison trap. It is one of the ugly side effects of homeschooling that comes from not keeping our eyes on God. When we take our eyes off of His plans for us, and look at what everyone else around us is doing, we start to compare, covet, and foster discontentment. We forget that God called us to homeschool for a unique purpose for our own family. It leads us to feel like a failure.
 
We must remember not to live for the expectation,  but instead to live in the moment. So often we are so fixed on the picture in our mind of what homeschooling is “supposed to be like” we aren’t living in the moment of what it is right now. We are always thinking it will be better when…or if only…instead of focusing on the present.
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Head over to Simply Living…for Him to read the rest!

Author: Karen DeBeus

Karen is the author of Simply Homeschool, Called Home, and Bible Based Homeschooling. She is passionate about encouraging homeschooling families on their journey to keep their eyes on the One who called them here. She can also be found blogging about all things simple at Simply Living for Him.

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