Tuesday, April 17, 2012

So your feeling Unqualified?

Have you every questioned your ability to teach your children?
Have you had feeling of being unqualified?

If you have been homeschooling for any amount of time, 
you have had these questions.  I know I have had.  Even now, teaching high school to my oldest, I question my ability.

A few weeks ago, I was visiting a homeschool forum and I saw 
a post like this:
Lately I am not feeling qualified to teach my children anymore. I feel like in the next couple of years I am going to blow it. I desperately want to keep them home.....

What to do?????

What to do..... first


You are the parent! You know your child better than any teacher could.  You know their struggles.  You know the subjects 
they excel at.... so you see you are qualified because you are the 

I love this reply from a fellow homeschool mom :

Remember that even the best sports player in the world (pick your favourite) has a coach, even though the coach isn't better at sport than him/her. That's because the job of the coach isn't to be better, it's to teach skills they themselves don't have.

It's the same principle with teaching.

You don't have to be a world expert in, say, Chemistry to teach it.

Being able to teach is a completely different skill. It helps to know some Chemistry, of course, but if you are good at teaching then you really only need a list of topics. If you've been teaching this long, and if your kids are doing fine, then clearly you know how to teach.

Don't stress! 

I could not have said it better myself.  

If you are feeling weak, or unsure of a subject... 

look for curriculum with CD-Rom or DVDs. 

I can tell you from experence that CD's have become 
my best friend with high school!

Check with your homeschool Co-op

See if your local co- op has classes offered that you need
extra help in.  (and mom has one less subject to plan for!)

You are the best teacher your child can have.
Keep going! Don't get discouraged...
You are more than qualified to homeschool!

Until next time, 


  1. I'm always my worse critic when it comes to homeschooling. Thanks for the tips.

  2. You are clearly unqualified to teach grammar.


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