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Worries and Questions about Home Schooling

This comment recently showed up on my blog... "Imagine my…suprise. I am currently studying different home schooling technique and came upon something called Sabrina School, clicked on it and here you all are! How neat that you have decided to do this for your kids. Now tell me do you know much about the Thomas Jefferson method, if so, what are the pros and cons to that as opposed to this Charlotte Mason method? I have a lot of questions, but if you do not have time to reply to all of them, no worries. I am really impressed with Sabrina’s cheerful outlook on all of this, I can’t help but worry about being you know…up to the task of really teaching, thus all the research. Also my husband works way to much for me to be able to count on him for any major co-teaching. Though strong in character, he’s not always up to that task. O.k. so thanks for any feedback and I’ll look forward to hearing from either one of you. Jamie"

Here is my response...

Jamie. I really enjoyed reading your comment. I feel that I am a very good example of "If I can do it, anyone can." Right before I started, I had so many worries, concerns and questions. "I never did that well in school myself, how can I teach my children? What method or curriculum do I use? My kids aren't going to listen to me! How will I teach them everything they need to know? Will I end up strangling my kids if I am with them all day long!"

I really have no idea about the Thomas Jefferson method and would like to know more myself (so if anyone has any basic info or references to any books about that method, let us know). What I DO know is that to teach your children, YOUR method is the best. You are the one that knows best what your children enjoy doing, or what they struggle at. But yes, it is good to read up and get ideas from the pros and take what you like.

About husbands, my husband does help me which I am very grateful to him for, but I TRULY find that the best support my husband gives me is his emotional support. So if your husband is excited and encouraging about you teaching your children, that is all you need.

In conclusion, IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT...seriously.

No one can teach your children as well as you can.