Homeschooling some but not all…

By Nicole

April 11, 2016

Homeschooling some but not all…

Are you one of those moms that homeschools some, but not all of her kids?  How about the looks you get from both sides?  Ever feel caught in the middle?  I know just how you feel!  I have six children in my home.  They range in age from four years to fifteen:  two are biological, one godchild, and three foster kids.  Needless to say, my home is really busy (plus my hubby and I both work)!  Two of the foster children are required to go to public school.  I homeschool the oldest four.  We have a homeschool group of other ACE students that we get together with.  To be honest, I am not sure that I could homeschool the youngest.  When she is old enough, I am sure that I will gird myself with His strength and get the task done.   This is coming from me, the customer service person at BCE!


First off – let go of that guilt, mama!  Part of homeschooling is knowing what you are capable of.  If you know that you only butt heads with your child, then seek additional support – such as BCE Academy, a homeschool group, co-op, or Christian school.  Those of you enrolled in BCE Academy have me to fall back on when your child isn’t doing their work.  I know how to motivate kiddos… see the above mentioned six kids!!! 

Second – You have to do what is best for your child.  Naturally, I think homeschooling is the best option!  We as parents know our kids better than anyone else.  After all, they learned to tie their shoes, get dressed, and use a spoon with us!  You have to have confidence in your parenting abilities.  God wouldn’t have given you the kids to raise if He knew that you wouldn’t be able to do it.  They are still kicking and need to do schoolwork – so you are doing well.  The staff at BCE is your partner in making sure that you are able to homeschool successfully.  I am here on the phone when you need to cry on an understanding shoulder!

Third – When people look at you askance, remind yourself that they don’t know that whole story.  Quite frankly, they don’t need to know.  Hold your head up, rely on the Lord, and keep raising your kids the way that God wants you to. 

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