In homeschooling and education in general, we can’t always see spectacular results from one small snippet of our day.
Our homeschool activities are like a small drip of water rolling down the ceiling and falling to the ground.That water droplet seems pretty inconsequential. It doesn’t appear to make much of a difference. What it has left behind seems almost insignificant.
With the passage of time, you start to notice the subtle changes. A stalactite or stalagmite starts to form.
Given enough time and the right conditions, something amazing happens. Beautiful, unique forms emerge.
Photo Courtesy of Jason Ruck: Jenolan Caves, Wikimedia Commons
Education is similar:
- It takes time.
- It takes consistency.
- It takes patience.
- You can not always tell if you are making a difference or not.
But in the long run, you can tell you’ve made an impact and left small gems (and insights) of influence that help your kids flourish and blossom into the people they were meant to be.
Have faith. Your small, seemingly insignificant daily efforts are incredibly valuable and worthwhile in the long run!
- Stalactite by Thomas Bresson, Wikimedia Commons (water drop)
- Stalaktyty Jenolan Caves, Wikimedia Commons
- Jason Ruck: Jenolan Caves, Wikimedia Commons
Everyone needs some homeschool encouragement from time to time, right? Recently I put together a new page called Avoid Homeschool Overwhelm (though it includes so much more than that!!). This page has links to encouraging articles such as: 8 Things to Remember about Homeschooling, Challenging and Inspiring Your Homeschooled Kids, 10 Ways to Avoid Homeschool Burnout, Homeschool Motivation: 10 Ways to Keep Going and many more!! Hope you find something useful there!