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I don’t think there’s a homeschooling mom on the planet who DOESN’T want a stress-free homeschool. No one ever says, “I just need more stress.” In order to have a stress-free homeschool, however, you have to be spirit-led. 

Now don’t try to over spiritualize this. You don’t need to conjure up a feeling or inner peace. But if you are daily seeking God’s desire for your family, then those ideas, thoughts, and directions that pop into your head are from GOD.

 

The problem is in FOLLOWING those ideas because most homeschooling moms are FEAR led … which leads to stress-filled homeschool days.

 

So here’s my formula for having the stress-free homeschool you dream of: do what you feel like God nudges you to do, NOT what everyone says you should do. If you sense one of your children is discouraged in school or has lost interest in a particular subject, then use that prompting to adjust and read a book or play a game with him/her instead. If your child cries over math, then ask God to show you how to make math more fun that day. You might need to put the workbook aside and get out something more hands-on. If all the troops seem sick of school, including you, then do a spontaneous craft or go somewhere fun and take a short, unplanned break.

 

Take right now for instance. You might WANT to stop doing school and start preparing for Thanksgiving, so STOP. That’s Spirit-led and will lead to a stress-free day.

 

Got it?

 

Be real,

Todd

 

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