October 22, 2018
Hey there IGC energizers! Just in case you didn’t know, IGC is for Innergchic. If you’re here it’s obvious you know everything is about energy, which starts with the inner you! This is a fresh one for me. Due to numerous reasons, I decided to homeschool my daughter. I’m transparent in sharing it hasn’t been an easy road health wise for us, but we’re doing and giving it the best we can. I’m sure the community of homeschooling parents have their reasons for doing so, but at the middle of the day, it’s about what’s best for your family. Many will say there is no way they can do it, it requires too much. Let me be the first to tell you when the unforeseen happens, you rethink everything. As a parent, it’s always good to deepen the relationship with your kids and ask them how they feel.
Parents have so many things to plan that they normally wouldn’t if their kids stayed in public school. The normal hustle and bustle of life at times feel like a life sentence. We go to work, while the kids are at school, then accommodate getting them picked up and cared for once they get out for the day. We know this isn’t a perfect everyday flow but it’s the norm for most parents. Let’s not add life into the equation, such as single-parent homes, other family members raising the kids, health issues, disabilities, etc.
Homeschooling is like anything else we deal with in life; there are ups and downs. You strategically have to plan out a few routines to get both the child and parent use to it. It takes time, but you’ll learn consistency is a major factor in the development of your child too. Again, help is a two-way street, so don’t be afraid to ask for it. I’ve noticed this community is bigger than I thought. There are so many Facebook groups to join to get support and excellent tips to be successful. I’ll share what I’m learning with you guys as I go. First, give the child and yourself “free time”; necessary time away from each other so you can breathe and relax, enjoy a light snack and then get back to it. BUT most importantly believe; in yourself, your children and the journey homeschooling gives you. Embrace the opportunity of being able to realistically be your child’s number one fan cheering them on. Those are moments we treasure and it helps nurture our relationships with our kids. Until next time, love yourself, appreciate your tribe, and try something new!
We’ve taken the time to put together a few simple proven steps for our clients to use daily, revealing the writer within themselves.