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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Take Time to Laugh!

Let's face it; Homeschooling can be STRESSFUL! It's hard to remember to enjoy yourself when your 7th grader needs help with math that even you don't quite get, your 5th grader wants to explore the topic of 19th century opera singers, or when your toddler interrupts by having a tantrum over the puppets you're using, just when you're on a roll explaining to your 1st grader how community helpers are vital to the neighborhood.

If you can relate to any of these scenarios then pat yourself on the back because you are proof that homeschooling parents CAN survive!

The next time you find yourself faced with a problem that seems larger than life, take the time to step away and think about why you started homeschooling in the first place. Chances are that will be enough to spread a smile on your face while you're cleaning up the mess left behind from your 4th grader who wanted to learn the properties of cornstarch and water on the dining room table that sits right on top of your oriental rug...

Oh, and if your day is so stressful and you're ready to drive straight to the local school and sign up your little angels on the spot, take a look at Jim Erskine's great comic strip before you grab the keys. Enjoy!

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