Welcome back to another week of Blogging Through the Alphabet with Annette from A Net in Time and myself! We are so happy to have you back again! Has it really been a week! I have been so busy that I don't feel like it has been!
We are moving on to the Letter D today. Hmm, what can we write about that starts with the letter D? There are so many things! I really wanted to write about Daddy, but I have an update post happening shortly, so I had to think of something different.
I may have cheated, I may have asked my Facebook family to help me out! I had a lot of great ideas, and some that I will write about on other things, but for us and our homeschool the one that stood out was Dedication.
Merriam-Webster defines dedication as: a feeling of very strong support for or loyalty to someone or something: the quality or state of being dedicated to a person, group, cause, etc.
When I decided that homeschooling was our thing, I knew that I would have to be dedicated to what I was planning. I could not allow myself to stray in any way. There are a lot of things that can come up that would make this easy to do, look at this post from last week.
There is a difference between public school and homeschool. When things happen in your house and family while being a part of the public school system, you can still send your kids to school during the day, but if something comes up while homeschooling, you need to find a way to deal with this while still homeschooling your child(ren).
These things can be small, just an hour or two, or they can be large, weeks on end. No matter what they are, if you are not dedicated to what you are doing, you will not be doing it for long.
Dedication can be seen when a mom or dad becomes ill or has to be in the hospital for some time. The other parent has to pick up the slack while still making sure the children get a full education. This can be done between appointments, after supper, or even on the weekends, but just knowing that you are dedicating yourself to making sure your children complete their lessons and learning is enough!
Dedication can be seen when the days get long. Your kids don't want to do lessons anymore, they want to play outside, or hide and play video games, but you are dedicated to making sure they learn. You find ways to make sure they can learn while they are having fun doing what they want to do.
Dedication is when you wake up and just want to roll over and go back to sleep, yet you get up and warm up your coffee, sometimes 3 or more times a day just so that you can get through the day.
Dedication is when you don't care about yourself, but you know that you have to make sure your kids are taken care of and you make sure that even if it is something small, you will make sure they learn something each day!
This is dedication when it comes to homeschooling.
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