Happy New Year! Isn't it wonderful to be gifted with a fresh new year stretched out in front of you? As you are diving back into the rigors of teaching high school classes and corralling your teens from all those days of vacation, remember I Thessalonians 5:24: "Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass" (NASB). Let's trust God in this new year to provide the wisdom, strength, and resources necessary to teach and mentor your children.
Homeschooling through high school is a big job--but it is manageable. Some practical ways to remain committed to the task and remain sane while doing so are:
- Make a New Year's resolution to schedule a regular time alone or with friends. This will reorder your perspective to see that your circumstances are similar to others'; your child's behavior is "normal"; your teaching challenges are understood by others. How refreshing to know you aren't the only one experiencing these feelings and fears!