Pssst … I have a secret.
I have a big change coming into my life soon.
And so do you.
Did you know that?
It could be in your homeschool … or in your home … or something else entirely.
But it’s coming.
And this week I’m telling you all about HOW I know that -- and what you can do to prepare.
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Hello! My name is ToriAnn Perkey, and from my homeschool to your homeschool, is a big change coming? Is it coming in your life? Well, actually it is ... because here I am to tell you that everybody experiences big changes in their life about every 6 months. So, if you haven't just had a big change, you're going to. I know that I'm also going to have a big change in about every 6 months. Now, why is this important to know?
Well, here's the deal. We get all settled in our ways. We get things organized, or we kind of get a rhythm. We get a routine -- and then something happens and suddenly it's not working anymore, and it can be really frustrating. We can be frustrated with ourselves, and we're like, “Argh, what's wrong with these kid? Or what's wrong with me? Or why is this not working?” When in fact it has nothing to do with you, or doing it wrong, or your kids are a problem. It has everything to do with the fact that the kids changed
The kids are growing at a phenomenal rate. Their brains are growing, their bodies are growing like all over the place. And because of that, they're changing, and so therefore the way you're doing things is going to have to change in order to continue to adapt to the new family dynamic.
It used be that I didn't even realize this, and I'd be so frustrated because I’d feel like we just got everything settled, now I've got to change everything again. Or I’d think “Why is this not working? Why is this not working?” And then I realized -- I started to see the pattern. I was like -- oh, now we've hit the 6-month “change window.”
Like the moment when it's going to go, and I’ve got to go pull out my charts and redo them. Or we’ve got to rethink the chore list. Or we’ve got to pull out a new book, or well -- that curriculum's done. We're going to try something else, or well -- that game's over. We’ve got to try something else.
I want everything to stay the same because it would make it so easy, but the reality is it can't stay the same. It can't because the kids are changing, and I'm changing -- like I would hope that I continue to grow and be interested in new things. And what we were interested in in 6 months ago isn't what we're going to be interested in now, and things have to change. So, we might as well embrace the change and charge forward rather than being frustrated that I'm being derailed or the kids are a problem or whatever.
So, I just wanted to share that tip with you that there's a good chance that if change isn't coming, it hasn't come yet, it's coming. Some kid is about to change, and you're going to have to rethink how you do stuff. And hopefully that will save you a little grief and a little frustration.
I'm ToriAnn Perkey, and I make these videos every week so that you can be a super successful and confident homeschool mom.