Seriously?!?!? What did I just do?? Did I really just sign Monkey up for a charter school? Did they really just send me FIVE different emails in the last five minutes?!?!? Is receiving educational funds going to be worth the extra work?!?!? Did I just make the biggest mistake in our homeschool?!?!?
These thoughts have been running through my mind from the minute I hit submit on the charter school application. And I’m sure it will continue until some magical time the future where my decision will either be proven to be the best thing that has happened to our homeschool or the worst. I’m guessing that moment will come sometime in the middle of our first meeting with our “Educational Facilitator” in 2 weeks.
It happens all the time, whether you’ve been in the game for years, or are just starting out, you will at one point or another (or every other day), doubt that the decisions you have made are the right ones.
Did we make the right choice pulling him from public school?
Did I make the right choice never sending him to public school in the first place?
Did I choose the right math curriculum?
Is she getting too much screen time?
How will he function in this digital age if I haven’t given him enough screen time?
Are they socializing enough?
Do I even know enough to be an effective teacher?
Am I giving them enough to be successful in life?
Any of these sound familiar? It’s natural to have doubts and second guess yourself – especially when dealing with something as important as your child’s future!
So, how do you deal with this homeschool doubt?
For me, the most powerful doubt buster is knowing that I’ve done my homework. I have researched and/or reached out to others who already have experience. I discuss with my husband and ask for his thoughts. And ultimately I trust my intuition.
Thanks for stopping by! I’d love to hear from you! How do you deal with doubt? Leave me a comment below!