Your mother-in-law is pressuring you to prove homeschooling works. Or you see kids in the homeschool co-op who are doing high school level work at 10 years old and feel like your kids are not measuring up. Yet in your heart of hearts, you know: kids need to play and explore. Somehow, all this advanced book learning seems shallow and robot-like. You want to nurture every aspect of your child’s potential but sometimes you feel pressured to prove you’re doing a good job homeschooling by making sure the kids are scoring above grade level on standardized tests.
Trust your instincts, mom. [Read more…]