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Do you think that homeschooling is full of happiness, joy and peace?
No, it isn't. The truth is that it is a hard work that needs a lot of patience to know more about each other.
Getting to know your children and yourself is not easy at all.
- I try hard to control myself before I yell and scream toward my sons, keeping in my head calmly, “You are the gift from God whom I want to know more about. Yelling will make your sons more deaf”
- I am often worried that we cannot meet the target of exam. I am worried about how my homeschooled sons are going to be. I calm down myself, “Hai Adelien, when you don't trust your own sons, who will do that for them?”
- I feel disappointed that kids love playing more than learning sometimes and it makes me really mad. My consciousness screams, “They learn other things in playing and it is still their time to play as they are children. It won't take a long time to play like this. They are growing up.”
All of those bad things happen in our real daily homeschooling life, but THE TRUTH behind any decision and action of it is love. I love my children so much but sometimes I slip out of it. Please forgive me my Lord, forgive me my Sons. Help me to love each other as You have loved us without any limit. Thanks God for everything.
Adelien Tan is a mother of three awesome boys and a wife of a great husband. They are a home education family who live in Surabaya, Indonesia, where home education is still very rare. English is her foreign language, but She tries to use it in blogging.