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Dojo Go! Online Homeschool Martial Arts
Hello everybody! This is Taylor Kelley creator of Dojo Go and in today’s podcast episode we are going to talk about one of the most common issues homeschool families face which is dealing with a friend, or family member, or maybe even a spouse that does not support the idea of homeschooling.
Talking with a lot of homeschool parents, one of problems you might be facing are having 2 conflicting ideas in the household. You’re worried that this might confuse your kids and that can lead to a bunch of problems and self-doubt.
So before I get into how you should respond to these people I want you to know a few things.
1) You are not alone. I would argue that these conversations have been brought up at least a dozen times by parents starting to homeschool
2) Whenever someone does something outside the norm, people tend to cling to what they know.
So now that you know these two things, here are 3 things I would do in this situation:
1) Understanding your why super well. Make a list of the reasons, with rational and compare it to how things were before. If your kids were bullied in public school, didn’t get good grades, and had a hard time being able to make friends, then you can argue that homeschooling will prevent bullying, your kids can learn how they learn, and they can join co-ops or other groups that are catered to kids who are interested in the same things.
2) Learn to smile and keep going
You may have heard the term “haters gonna hate” and it is definitely true with homeschooling. To be blunt, people will cling to certain believes no matter what you say because people have a bais. You can’t save everyone, and if you learn to listen but not take it to heart it will help you stay on your path.
3) Seek a community of like-minded people.
Joining Facebook groups, co-op, or even being part of our online martial arts program (shameless plug) can surround you and your family with people who are dealing with the same struggles of homeschooling as you. Success comes from 2 places, the people you surround yourself with and the thoughts that occupy your mind. So if you can surround yourself with positive, homeschooling parents just like you, by osmosis effect you will get better feeling about it.
Now if you’re somebody new to homeschooling, one of the most common questions you might ask is “where do I start?” What kind of curriculum should I use?”
While I can’t answer for reading, math, science or other subjects like that, I can tell you that MOST homeschool parent’s forget P.E! So if you’re interested in a P.E class for your kids, be sure to check out our 6 week beginner online virtual kids martial arts course. It comes with worksheets, a fully printable, calendar, a coloring map, and follow along videos 3x per week. To get started, simply visit dojogohomeschool.com/6weekstart
Hope you all enjoyed today’s episode of the dojo Go podcast,
See you all later!