Have you ever heard the butterfly story? The short version is that a little boy runs to tenderly cut open a cocoon to help the struggling butterfly emerge. Even though he had good intentions to assist the butterfly, the butterfly’s fragile wings never expanded.
The butterfly just walked around with a swollen body and shriveled wings and never did learn to fly.
From Struggling Homeschooler to Empowered Educator
I want to make your path smoother. However, like the beautiful butterfly that emerges from a metamorphosis your struggling with various homeschool issues will empower you to fly on your own.
At times it is not easy to find the positive results that come from struggling.
When attention is given to prioritizing our time, focusing clearly what the task is at hand and breaking free from the fear of failure we emerge confident.
A newbee or struggling homeschooler comes to appreciate that they CAN emerge changed during the homeschooling metamorphosis.
What changes take place during the homeschool metamorphosis?
Learning how to lesson plan, understanding the basic approaches to homeschooling, determining whether or not a support group is a good choice for your family, choosing curricula more carefully, homeschooling to high school, the importance of capturing a child’s heart for learning, instilling Godly values and taking time for self are all issues we struggle with during our change.
What can we all learn from the butterfly story?
Struggling helps us to realize what is important in our lives and in homeschooling.
It produces courage, patience and empathy. If we no longer struggle, we place a higher value on our changes.
Our metamorphosis becomes something we hold in esteem and are not willing to part with for any amount. Do you feel that way about your journey?
You can go from struggling homeschooler to empowered home educator.