The Dangers Of Being A Homeschool Family

885 WordsAug 12, 20164 Pages
Being a homeschool family has many joys, but it also has its challenges. One of those challenges is maintaining wellness. As homeschooling parents we start homeschooling for many reasons, but our main goal is always to provide our children with opportunities that will equip them to be successful in life. But that harmless goal can quickly lead to an obsession that will suck the life out of you, your marriage, and your family. The obsession may manifest itself as a preoccupation with curriculum, agonizing over your child 's lack of comprehension, or feeling like a failure because your children are not following directions and giving you a hard time. You may be hiding in your bathroom because your house is a mess and the kids have found all of the food, devoured it, and are still looking for more even though dinner time is four hours away and bedtime is still farther. The many difficulties of having your work constantly at home is enough to drive you to the edge of the world. You know something is amiss, you 're not feeling 'well ', but you continue on, hoping something will just click so that you can feel 'well ' again. Yet wellness is a vague term. You understand that you should look after your wellbeing. But you often don 't know what that entails nor where to start. And it is hard to focus on your own wellness when you have your family 's needs to meet. Wellness is about your emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Most of the time we tackle these

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