Lately, people have been asking me what their kid NEEDS to start homeschooling– especially the younger ages. Do the colorful posters on the wall or having a dedicated space for school… really matter? Short Answer: NOPE!
Nope, now let’s dive into it….
Y’all.. I want to empower you to stop feeling the pressure to make homeschool a complete copy of public school— especially for kids at a young age. here’s what I’ve found a kid ACTUALLY need for homeschool success…
1. Less work, and more dirt!!
2. Less staying, and more playing!!
3. Less type of toys, and more natural joy!!
4. Less space for “ughs”, and more grace for hugs!!
5. Less of a shove, and more time for love! ✨
I want you to free yo’self mama, and stop buying into the lie that lessons taught while sitting in a chair are the only ones that will stick with your kids.
To be perfectly honest, we actually have less stuff for school now than we did when we first started in kindergarten because I’ve figured out that we didn’t need all that stuff— even if it was cute lol!! Now, I adore and envy my teacher friends beautiful hearts and classrooms, but unlike me, they have the difficult task of teaching to a bunch of students at once, all with different learning styles.
As homeschool mamas, we only have to teach our own kids though, therefore we can plan and decorate (or not decorate) like it! As their parents we have the freedom to give them room to develop their own interests and adapt to their own learning style.
Honestly, the hardest thing we have to do is to just have to let go of the expectation that they will follow our default teaching style just because they are our own kid!! #guilty
So basically, what you need to homeschool is actually the following: room for growth, the strength to not suffocate them with decor/school supplies, and maybe just maybe LOTS of coffee and calming oils!!
PS- Please don’t let the beautiful school rooms on Pinterest and Instagram fool you, we all abandon that amazingness for the kitchen table, the car, the floor or (my fav) the bed most of the time 😂 You’re doing amazing, mama!!