“I need to involve my child in many activities and give them multiple opportunities to build a well rounded child.”
Instead you need to BE HOME to effectively home educate. There are so many good activities to choose from that we are in danger of finding ourselves running to and fro constantly.
Remember, a good activity becomes bad if it distracts from the best use of my child’s time. To be committed to an activity, it requires time commitment, practice, etc. In meeting these demands on our schedule, we communicate to our kids that this activity/activities must be really important.
If we do commit to an activity, we do need to fulfill our commitments, so I’ve found I need to constantly evaluate to see if activities are distracting me from my priorities. It’s so easy to put off doing the most eternally important things while we are running around trying to meet the urgencies of life. If you feel like you’re “Mom’s Taxi Service” , pray about what activities you can eliminate and use that extra time to plan some special family times.
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